How to recognize, formulate and respond to supervisory drift

Roscoe, Jason ORCID logo ORCID: (2022) How to recognize, formulate and respond to supervisory drift. In: BABCP 50th Annual Conference, 21-23 July 2022, Imperial College London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Scientific background:
Experts in the field have produced guidance on the structuring of CBT Supervision (e.g. Beck, 1995; Gordon, 2012; Milne, 2017; Pretorius, 2006) yet previous surveys on everyday practices have consistently found that supervisors and supervisees appear to drift from these recommendations (Alfonsson et al., 2017; Townend et al., 2002; Weck et al., 2017: Younge & Campbell, 2013). These forms of supervision where key components are omitted may indicate supervisory drift (Pugh & Margetts, 2020). Little has been written specifically on drift within CBT supervision with a search of the electronic databases PsycARTICLES, Medline, CINAHL and Academic Search Complete using the terms ‘cognitive behavioural therapy’ and ‘supervisory drift’ generating only one result. The author has developed a preliminary model of supervisory drift drawn from literature reviews of therapist schemas and therapist skill development and from the responses to previously undertaken research (Roscoe et al., 2019; Roscoe 2021a). Whilst components of the model require empirical support, teaching supervisors and meta-supervisors how to spot, formulate and respond to signs of drift have been well received by practitioners to date (Roscoe, unpublished).

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the skills class, delegates will have gained knowledge and skills to be able to:
1. Anticipate potential problems that may arise within the supervisory relationship which indicate supervisory drift
2. Have an awareness of a range of tools that can be used to pre-empt and respond to drift
3. Understand how their own therapist schemas influence their beliefs about supervision and behaviour as a supervisor or supervisee
4. Apply bespoke formulation within supervision to help make sense of the origins and maintaining factors of certain beliefs and behaviours.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Workshop)
Departments: Institute of Health > Psychology and Psychological Therapies
Additional Information: Took place within the 'Clinical skills classes' part of this conference.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2022 09:27
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 13:45


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