Published online Feb 8, 2018. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v7.i1.1
Peer-review started: November 9, 2017
First decision: December 1, 2017
Revised: December 16, 2017
Accepted: January 7, 2018
Article in press: January 7, 2018
Published online: February 8, 2018
Clinical supervision of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with youth ensures better patient care and fosters trainees' professional development. However, often insufficient attention is directed toward disseminating best practices in supervision of CBT with youth. This Therapeutic Advances contribution aims to communicate the core content of supervision. Additionally, the key supervisory practices associated with CBT with youth are described. Supervisory outcomes are summarized and recommendations for supervisory practices are made.
Core tip: There are several core tips in this therapeutic advances article. First, the pivotal content of supervision of cognitive behavioral therapy with youth include training in case conceptualization, ethics/laws, collaborative empiricism, guided discovery, session structure, embracing immediacy, measurement-based care, and cognitive-behavioral technique. Enactive supervision characterized by behavioral rehearsal is essential. Further, tracking trainee progress via objective rating scales and providing frequent, constructive feedback is indispensable.