Managing Interpersonal Processes in CBT Supervision

Presented by Jason Roscoe

About the event

This is an online, participative event on the Zoom meeting platform, organised by the Supervision Special Interest Group (SIG).  The event will not be recorded.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 5 x hours CPD - 3hrs skills and 2hrs theory.

The workshop will be suitable for those new to supervising or those who have been supervising for a while but perhaps struggle with responding to certain difficulties that arise in supervision (e.g. supervisee avoidance / drift or who are curious to find other ways of structuring the supervision process.

Learning CBT involves considerable technical mastery of formulation and interventions and clinical supervision is understandably heavily focused on helping supervisees to develop and maintain competence and adherence. What happens though when supervisor and supervisee are at loggerheads over a formulation, treatment plan, therapeutic style or evidence of 'drift'? CBT training primes therapists to formulate what happens outside of supervision yet previous research indicates that less attention is paid to formulating what is going on between supervisor and supervisee or supervisee and client.

This workshop aims to assist CBT supervisors in learning how to anticipate, formulate and respond to difficulties that arise within supervision. It will also help supervisees to consider how to be better prepared for supervision and how to potentially get more out of the process.

The aim of this workshop is to provide CBT supervisors and supervisees with a shared language for anticipating and managing problems that arise in the supervisory relationship owing to the inevitable differences in perspectives that will arise during supervision due to training backgrounds, learning styles and interpersonal relational skills.

Delegates will be able to relate theory to their work as supervisors, meta-supervisors or supervisees and have the chance to practice using a range of tools to manage interpersonal processes in supervision such as drift, collusion, transference and counter-transference.

Delegates will be introduced to a model which helps them to make sense of  how beliefs about supervision develop and how these beliefs shape behaviour such as preparation, engagement in 'close' supervision and receptiveness to experiential methods such as role play.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the workshop, delegates will have gained knowledge and skills to be able to:
  • Anticipate potential problems that may arise within the supervisory relationship
  • Have an awareness of a range of tools that can be used to pre-empt and respond to micro-ruptures in the supervisory alliance
  • Understand how their own therapist schemas influence their beliefs about supervision and behaviour as a supervisor or supervisee
  • Apply bespoke formulation to the supervisory relationship to help make sense of the origins and maintaining factors of certain beliefs and behaviours

About the presenter(s)

Jason Roscoe is a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Supervisor. He is Senior Lecturer in CBT at the University of Cumbria where he has delivered group supervision to trainees since 2016 and been a supervisor trainer since 2019. He also provides individual supervision to trainee and qualified CBT practitioners.

Jason is currently undertaking a PhD centred around interpersonal processes in supervision and has recently published a paper on this topic in the Journal of Applied Psychology and Social Science


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Online Event
2 Dec 2021
SIG: Supervision
60.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
70.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member
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