Who are the Beck Institute supervisors?

Beck Institute supervisors are highly skilled cognitive therapists who have trained with Dr. Aaron Beck and/or Dr. Judith Beck. You will be matched with a Beck Institute supervisor based on your treatment specialty.

How long are supervision terms?

Supervision terms consist of 10 sessions over the course of 3 months.  Those of you who are signed up for Group Supervision will have one term of 10 sessions. Those of you who are signed up for Individual Supervision will have two consecutive terms (for a total of 20 sessions over six months.) Sessions are held weekly, although we have factored in a couple extra weeks to better accommodate for illness, vacation, holiday, etc.

What are the dates of my supervision term?

The first supervision term for all participants is scheduled to begin July 1st and end on September 30th. Those in Individual supervision will begin another supervision term, immediately following the first supervision term, that will run from October 1st to December 31st. This second term will be a continuation of regular supervision, unless you qualify for supervision of supervision.

How will I submit my recordings to my supervisor?

Recordings will be submitted through a private, password-protected file-sharing service that Beck Institute is providing to all supervisees. Instructions on how to use this service are included above (see “File Encryption and Delivery Portal Instructions” under “Resource Documents.”)

How often do I submit a session recording?

A single session recording should be submitted at least five days in advance of your supervision call (approximately weekly.) Those of you in Individual Supervision will end up submitting 10 session recordings. Those of you in Group Supervision will rotate who is responsible for submitting the next week’s recording; for example, in a group of four clinicians, each clinician should expect to submit 2-3 session recordings across 10 sessions

How are supervision calls with my supervisor conducted?

Supervision calls may be conducted via telephone, Skype, or WebEx. If using Skype or WebEx, you are not permitted to enable the “Record” feature as recording supervision calls are strictly prohibited.

What device do you recommend for recording sessions for supervision?

Many of our supervisees find it convenient to use a digital voice recorder that converts to MP3 files.

How many clients should I record?

Beck Institute recommends that you record two consenting clients per week (or, in advance of your scheduled week, for those of you in Group Supervision.) Recording more than one client at a time is helpful in the event that the primary client you’re using for supervision misses a session.

Do I have to use the same client throughout my supervision term?

We recommend using the same client for the first few supervision sessions and moving onto another client if/when you feel necessary, but no; you are not required to use the same client throughout your supervision term.

How will my progress in supervision be tracked?

Both you and your supervisor will rate every patient recording you submit using the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS.) Items such as agenda setting, collaboration, and guided discovery will be rated from 0-6 with a potential total score range of 0-66. Your formal session score will be the score issued by your supervisor. A Passing Score on the CTRS is 40. A copy of the CTRS and CTRS Manual are provided as downloadable documents above.