Use Supervision to Master Your Therapeutic Skills
Are you interested in being a better ACT Therapist? Have you been struggling to find an ACT Supervisor in your area?
Build you ACT Skills experientially with live feedback
Supervision is an important component to your continued professional development. Supervision coaches you through the challenges of helping the people who come to see you.
Openforwards is offering you the opportunity to practice and develop your ACT Skills either 1:2:1 or in small groups
Advance your ACT & CBT Skills
Using the SHAPE Model of Contextual Behavioural Supervision devised by Dr Eric Morris, you’ll get first-hand experiential learning of ACT in practice. Work directly with Jim Lucas who has taught 100s of practitioners the knowledge, skills and application of ACT.
Small Group Supervision
Observe & Practice with each other
Your chance to work in structured sessions where the focus is on building your ACT Skills. Practice modelling, initiating and reinforcing psychological flexibility and learn how to give feedback in an ACT-consistent framework.
Supervision helps you deliver many things. Without it you are in danger of stagnating and doing your clients a dis-service.
Who is available to give supervision?
BABCP Accredited supervisor
Jim offers CBT and ACT Supervision to trainees and qualified therapists. He has Post-Graduate Certificates in Supervision and Online Supervision and he is a ACBS Peer-Reviewed ACT Trainer. He’s been supervising other therapists since 2008 and is a valued member of the CBT department at University of Birmingham.
“As a supervisor, I am aim to understand what therapists want and need help with to develop. People are different and need some things more than others. I adapt to this as well ensuring that supervision remains compassionate and honest. I’ll give you direct feedback and help you remain confident to keep growing, refreshing your knowledge and refining your skills through role-play and experiential exercises.”
What others are saying?
What theoretical approaches do you use in supervision?
Supervision with me focuses on the application of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The setting of your work could be mental or physical health, work or education.
Do you offer supervision online?
Yes. Both Individual Clinical Supervision and Small Group Practice Supervision can take place online. Through the use of Zoom, we can work together in video simply and securely.
Apart from the number of people, how are Clinical Supervision and Small Group Practices different?
Clinical Supervision is as you would expect – your chance to talk about your work and your cases. You’ll get the chance to learn experientially, deepen your knowledge base and understanding of the ACT framework and develop your therapy skills.
Small Group Practice sessions are structured differently. The emphasis is on building your skills through role play. Each member gets the chance to play different roles. The two main roles are Skills Builder (Therapist) and Case Presenter (Client). Instead of the emphasis being on helping out the supervisee with a client, we are helping you to practice in the Skills Builder role. Other roles include a Skills Builder’s Mate (Assistant) and a Process Monitor who has the job of observing ACT processes within the role-play.
Central to each practice is the chance to give and receive feedback. This is an invaluable part of your development. You will learn an ACT-consistent framework for giving feedback. Our job here to embody psychological flexibility by staying focused on functions of behaviour within contexts. This will help us to step over urges to over-think or getting pulled into content, which distracts from the key behavioural processes.
Please get in touch to discuss arranging supervision by completing the contact form below. Book a free consultation session so we can get talking and see if we’re suited professionally, practically and personally.