Therapeutics Advances
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World J Clin Pediatr. Feb 8, 2018; 7(1): 1-8
Published online Feb 8, 2018. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v7.i1.1
Best practices in supervising cognitive behavioral therapy with youth
Robert D Friedberg
Robert D Friedberg, Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth, Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States
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Correspondence to: Robert D Friedberg, PhD, ABPP, ACT Professor, Director, Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth, Palo Alto University, 1791 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States.
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Received: November 8, 2017
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
Core Tip

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.