Using supervision to help therapists adapt CBT for work with minority groups and to effectively support minority therapists

Presented by Dr Andrew Beck

About the event

This is an online, participative event via the Zoom meeting platform.  This session will not be recorded.

Although therapists can benefit from one off training events to help them develop skills in working across cultures these skills benefit considerably from being supported by supervision. This one day workshop uses the core skills and frameworks that supervisors will already have and provides them with the opportunity to look at how these can be adapted to support cross cultural work.

The workshop acknowledges that supervisees may be at different stages in terms of developing skills and their interest in working using these principles but helps supervisors understand where a supervisee is in their development and provide a supportive working relationship to aid the growth of these skills. The workshop also looks at the specific needs that minority group supervisees might have and how supervisors can best support them. 

Supervision is a major opportunity for reflection and learning for CBT therapists.  Supervisors play a critical role in supporting therapists to gain cultural competence and confidence at handling issues of race and racism in the therapy, and at handling issues of race and racism that minority group therapists may experience in their profession.

To support supervisors to develop skills in helping supervisees work with minority groups and to ensure supervisors are able to have a better understanding of working with minority supervisees.

Learning Outcomes
Using supervision contracts to establish the way that this work can progress

Adapting key supervisory skills and approaches to cross cultural working

Understanding and working with supervisee reluctance to engage with these ideas

Understanding how to best supporting minority supervisees

6 x hours CPD certificate - 50/50 skills and theory

About the presenter(s)

Andrew Beck has been a Consultant Clinical psychologist since 2006 and as a service lead and supervisor has focussed on developing staff to ensure they provide high quality patient care and remain in good emotional and physical health while they do so. He was project lead for the IAPT BAME Positive Practice Guide (2019) which has been the key document guiding IAPT services in England to provide more accessible and culturally responsive services ( and author of Transcultural CBT for Anxiety and Depression (Routledge 2016).

Andrew is involved in training in culturally adapted therapies at a national and international level and led on establishing India’s first stand-alone CBT training course in Chennai. He has published widely and is also Associate Editor of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist journal with a responsibility for research on cross cultural therapy. He is current President of the BABCP.


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Registration closes - Monday 24 May 2021

Online Event
28 May 2021
SIG: Equality & Culture
60.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
70.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member
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