The CBT'ers Club
Mental Health is Everyone's Business
Clinical Supervision is extremely important in the psychotherapy and counselling professions for trainees, newly qualified practitioners and more experienced therapists alike.
In the interests of both clients and therapists, most psychotherapy and counselling professional bodies (e.g. COSCA, BABCP, HCPC, UKCP, BABP etc.) require members to incorporate regular Clinical Supervision into their clinical practice.
Clinical Supervision is a professional service, rather than a managerial role. It involves finding a fellow professional practitioner who has sufficient training, knowledge and experience to support you in your work with clients. Clinical Supervision also involves reviewing your work with clients, discussing professional development and exploring personal issues too, if necessary.
There is now an expectation that therapists engage in regular Clinical Supervision to develop and maintaini high standards of clinical and professional practice.