Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) supervision, supervisory relationship, scaffolding, isomorphism, parallelism, didactic, experiential, CBT in private practice, multiculturalism CBT

Subject Area

Clinical Supervision, Mental Health Counseling


This paper demonstrates how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) supervision can be applied in a private practice mental health setting. The CBT model of supervision is a good fit for a private practice mental health setting because of its action orientation and empirical grounding. The CBT modality meets the challenges of a private practice mental health setting since it is appropriate for the types of issues presented by clients in counseling. While CBT is an effective therapy to use for supervision and counseling in a private practice mental health setting, it is recommended that mental health practitioners expand their professional identity by receiving CBT training in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities to have a more expanded and integrative approach in supervision and counseling.

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Counseling Commons



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