Supervision and Consultation

For over 20 years, Beck Institute faculty has been at the forefront of delivering the gold-standard for supervision and consultation in CBT.  Our supervisors have trained extensively with Dr. Aaron Beck or Dr. Judith Beck and therefore offer trainees a unique depth of knowledge and experience. After completing workshops, participants benefit from supervision or consultation which aids in the implementation of newly learned material.  In this way, effective delivery of CBT is enhanced, therapists develop confidence in their newly acquired skills and clients benefit more rapidly.



Intensive, individual supervision is available to therapists who wish to hone CBT skills to the highest level: using independent judgment and critical thinking to appropriately and effectively deliver CBT interventions. Entire therapy sessions, audio recorded, are reviewed by the supervisor and rated on the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale.  In this way, therapists receive training in the context of their own clinical population and practice setting. Supervision sessions are conducted via audio or video conferencing.  Proficiency is determined by standard scores on the CTRS. Trainees are awarded a certificate once proficiency is reached.

Supervision terms begin in January, April, July and October and last for 10 sessions. Clinicians at all levels are encouraged to enroll in this program. Attendance at a Beck Institute workshop (or equivalent CBT training program) is a prerequisite for participation in Supervision.

International trainees may submit translated transcripts of therapy sessions and receive voice-to-voice or email supervision.  Alternatively, we also may be able to provide you with a Beck Institute supervisor who can listen to your tapes and conduct supervision calls in other languages such as Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, and Thai etc. 

There is no limit to the number of terms a trainee may complete.  For more information, or to apply, contact Maritza Zapata Lawson at 610-664-3020 or



Group and individual consultation is available to therapists who desire guidance and feedback as they begin to utilize newly learned concepts following a three day Beck Institute workshop. Less intense than Supervision, therapists discuss and problem-solve challenges they encounter as they implement new CBT skills.

Consultation terms begin monthly and last for 4 sessions.  There is no limit to the number of terms a trainee may complete.   For more information, or to enroll, contact Maritza Zapata Lawson at 610-664-3020 or

[This training is geared towards certification in CBT through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and includes 4 CE/CME credits]


IAHB Overall Objectives (Tuesday Group)

IAHB Overall Objectives (Thursday Group)

Accreditation Information

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships


Technical Requirements


Group Consultation

Conference calls will be hosted by WebEx. You will be able to either call in on your phone (a phone number will be emailed to you weekly), or “join” the meeting using VoIP from your computer (via an email link), mobile phone or iPad (via free app).
Wireless internet connect is sufficient for these calls. The provided WebEx links are accessible through all internet browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox etc).

Individual Consultation

Individual consultation can be hosted by Skype or telephone.


Supervision is conducted via Skype and/or telephone.  Wireless internet connection is sufficient.