Here’s what Kevin Benbow emailed to us about his experience supervising a clinician with her first schizophrenia patient:
As a clinical supervisor for a small, rural mental health clinic in Arizona I get the opportunity to supervise and train behavioral health technicians. Such individuals have a wide range of experience and education levels and are allowed to practice under Arizona State law if they receive supervision from a licensed Behavioral Health Professional.
One of these clinicians has been particularly receptive to the cognitive model and has been helping many of her clients identify their automatic thoughts and subsequently test them. Recently she assessed a client who was subsequently diagnosed with schizophrenia. She had only weeks before experienced her first psychotic episode. Read more