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Zooming in on CBT Supervision: A Comparison of Two Levels of Effectiveness Evaluation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Derek Milne, Elizabeth Kennedy, Dr Chiara Lombardo, Professor Mark FreestonORCiD



Clinical supervision is of growing importance professionally, but instruments to Measure its effectiveness are scarce. Based on the observational instrument Teachers' PETS. two complementary levels of outcome measurement were used to analyse supervisory effectiveness, namely momentary time sampling (i.e. a micro-analysis of frequencies) and the more molar "change episodes". Ten audio-taped sessions of routine (baseline; N = 5) and CBT supervision (N = 5: i.e. the intervention phase) were coded with both measures. to assess their relative sensitivity to this manipulation. Improved supervisee learning was detected during the intervention phase by both measures. However, a retrospective comparison between the data within these change episodes and the accompanying non-episode data indicated that the micro level of analysis provided a more sensitive measure supervisory effectiveness. Technical and conceptual issues arise.

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Author(s): Milne D, Kennedy E, Todd H, Lombardo C, Freeston M, Day A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Year: 2008

Volume: 36

Issue: 5

Pages: 619-624

Date deposited: 18/03/2011

ISSN (print): 1352-4658

ISSN (electronic): 1469-1833

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S1352465808004645


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