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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.

How do I become a Beck Institute supervisor?

Dr. Judith Beck, in consultation with Dr. Aaron Beck and others, invites expert clinicians to become Beck Institute supervisors. If you have further questions, please email us at education@beckinstitute.org.

Does Beck Institute offer group supervision?

Yes. Up to four people from the same organization can participate together in the group supervision program. One therapist per week submits a recording on a rotating basis.

Does Beck Institute offer supervision of supervision?

Yes. If you are interested in learning to supervise other cognitive therapists, you must first successfully complete one standard term of supervision and receive 3 scores of 50 or higher on the CTRS. You must also receive a recommendation from your supervisor to begin supervision of supervision.

What happens if I do not meet the requirements for successful completion of your supervision program?

You will receive a Letter of Participation documenting your participation in the supervision program and you may enroll in additional terms.

What kind of credential will I receive upon successful completion of your supervision program?

When you successfully complete the supervision program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You are encouraged to obtain certification in cognitive therapy through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

What are the requirements for successful completion of the supervision program?

Periodically, your supervisor rates your progress on the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS). In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must obtain a score of 40 three times and receive a letter of recommendation from your supervisor. Trainees who do not reach competency during the term receive a Letter of Participation and may enroll in additional terms.

I do not have English-speaking clients. Can I still participate in your supervision program?

Yes, trainees may submit translated transcripts of therapy sessions and receive voice-to-voice or email supervision. Alternatively, we 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. Some international trainees who speak English decide to offer treatment at a reduced fee, if need be, to an English-speaking client.

How is supervision conducted?

Supervision is conducted via telephone, Skype or similar means. Email supervision is available for non-English speaking participants.

I do not have a license. Am I eligible to participate in your supervision program?

International trainees are not required to have a license. If you practice in the US, you must have a license if your state requires it. We ask you to provide the appropriate documentation.

Am I responsible for securing clients, or does Beck Institute provide them?

For supervision sessions, you will record clients from your own practice.

How many clients do I need to see to be eligible to participate in your supervision program?

There is no minimum number of clients that you must see to participate, as long as you can submit recordings of live client sessions for supervision.

What device do you recommend for recording patient sessions for supervision?

We do not recommend a specific device or technology for recording patient sessions. Many of our supervisees find it convenient to use a digital voice recorder that converts to MP3 files.

Do you have supervisors who specialize in various disorders or populations?

Yes. Beck Institute supervisors represent a wide variety of expertise in using cognitive therapy with a range of disorders and specific populations.

Can I request a specific supervisor?

Yes. If we are unable to provide you with the supervisor you request, we will match you to an available supervisor whose training and experience match your needs and interests.

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.

What payment options does Beck Institute accept?

You may pay tuition by check drawn on a U.S. bank or by credit card.

What payment options does Beck Institute accept?

You may pay tuition by check drawn on a U.S. bank or by credit card.