For over 20 years, Beck Institute faculty have been at the forefront of delivering the gold standard for supervision and consultation in CBT.

After completing a CBT workshop, clinicians or groups of clinicians can enroll in the Supervision Program or the Consultation Program. Both provide the clinician with tailored case consultation from Beck Institute faculty via phone, Skype, or video conference so participants can learn how to apply CBT principles and strategies to their particular clients. This course is appropriate for those with a beginner to advanced level knowledge in the mental health or medical field.

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.

Post-workshop supervision and consultation is also available for organizations.

Supervision

Licensed mental health (or health) professionals receive 10 weeks of supervision in the context of their own clinical population and practice setting. They are matched with expert supervisors who reviews the therapists’ weekly session recordings in their entirety before holding a 45 to 50-minute supervision session via phone or video conferencing. Supervisees receive feedback on their sessions and can put other topics, and other clients, on the agenda as well. The Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale is used to measure competency; trainees who reach proficiency receive a certificate from the Beck Institute.

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Supervision terms consist of 10 sessions, beginning the 1st of each month. Attendance at a Beck Institute workshop (or an equivalent CBT training program) is a prerequisite for participation in Supervision. A full supervision term qualifies for 7.5 CE credits, which are included in the program cost of $2,000 USD.

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.

There is no limit to the number of terms a trainee may complete. For more information, or to apply, contact Allie Jessar at 610-664-3020 or assist@beckinstitute.org

Continuing Education

Beck Institute supervision is geared towards certification in CBT through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and includes 7.5 CE credits.

To request accommodations for disabilities or to address grievances, please contact Allie Jessar at 610-664-3020 ext 235 or email assist@beckinstitute.org

Technical Requirements

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

Consultation

Group and individual consultation is available to clinicians who desire guidance and feedback as they begin to use newly learned concepts following a Beck Institute workshop. Therapists discuss cases with an expert Beck faculty member, who helps them conceptualize difficulties, plan treatment, and implement techniques more effectively. Less intensive than our Supervision program, Consultations do not include review of therapy session recordings.

Consultation terms begin monthly and last for 4 sessions.  There is no limit to the number of terms a trainee may complete.

Individual consultation is tailored to the skill level of the participant. Group consultation is offered at two levels: Beginner to Intermediate and Intermediate to Advanced.

Beginner to Intermediate

This group is designed for clinicians who have a basic understanding of CBT but want to increase their proficiency in:

  • developing and using cognitive case conceptualizations
  • planning treatment based on the conceptualization
  • structuring the CBT session (mood check, agenda setting, eliciting feedback)
  • collaboratively designing and facilitating adherence to homework assignments
  • identifying and evaluating automatic thoughts and beliefs
  • using a variety of techniques (such as goal setting, behavioral activation, developing exposure hierarchies and behavioral experiments)

Intermediate to Advanced

This group is designed for clinicians who are proficient in the skills listed above but want to further refine these skills and adjust CBT strategies to different client populations and to individual clients.  For instance, clinicians may be effective when working with depression and generalized anxiety, but need help in treating other disorders. Consultation topics may include:

  • advanced skills in conceptualization
  • diagnosing and solving therapeutic problems
  • building a strong therapeutic alliance in more difficult cases
  • modifying longstanding intermediate and core beliefs
  • helping clients overcome entrenched avoidance
  • incorporating techniques (e.g., mindfulness) from a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities into a CBT framework

Continuing Education

Group consultation programs are geared towards certification in CBT through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and includes 4 CE credits.

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).

A wireless internet connection 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.

For More Information or to Apply

Allie Jessar
610-664-3020
assist@beckinstitute.org

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