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CA $750.00

CBO-300 Advanced Practice: Clinical Supervisor Training

"Invoice Me" Not Available.  Pre-requisite CBO-100 Beginning Practice: Cognitive Behavioural Foundations, CBO-200 (A, B, or C), + 2000 hours of practice experience

Select "Add to Cart" and register now for access starting September 17, 2018. IMPORTANT: Please do not select "Invoice Me".  This is not an option for this course and will only delay your access to the course content.  Payment must be made by credit card immediately upon registration to avoid any delays.  If you or your organization require an invoice please contact cbtonline@adler.ca to register.

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prerequisite: none

About the Program

CBT for Clinical Practitioners is an online platform for learning the skills of the cognitive-behavioural modality. Though Canadian in origin, it is comprehensive in nature, and designed with a broad audience of students in mind, both culturally and with regard to practice diversity. Please note that oral and written fluency in English is required.

CBT for Clinical Practitioners will introduce the student to the full set of interventions of the cognitive-behavioural approach, setting a solid foundation for practice. Students may choose to end their training after the beginner level, or progress on to any of the three applications of Intermediate Practice (students may take as many as they wish). Advanced Practice helps the student progress from practitioner status to that of clinical supervisor, with all the roles and obligations therein. Note: equivalency for pre-requisites is approved on a case-by-case basis. Upon completion of each of the levels, students will have obtained strong academic foundations and skills-based knowledge, as well as a toolkit of worksheets available for duplication and use in support of their practice.

  • CBO-100 Beginning Practice: Cognitive Behavioural Foundations
    • Prerequisite: None
  • CBO-200 Intermediate Practice: CBT Applications
  • CBO-200A CBT with Mental Health & Addiction:
    • Prerequisite: CBO-100
  • CBO-200B Advanced Skills with Complex Mental Health
    • Prerequisite: CBO-100 & CBO-200A (or equivalents)
  • CBO-200C with Families: Couples, Kids & Youth
    • Prerequisite: CBO-100
  • CBO-300 Advanced Practice: CBT Supervisor Training
    • Prerequisite: CBO-100, CBO-200 (A, B, or C), + 2000 hours of practice experience

Time Commitment & Evaluation

Once payment is received, the student will receive a license key within one week, and can begin course whenever they wish. Each level will require the student to complete a set of 8 modules that will take about 3 hours each. Modules do not have to be done in one sitting, as they are self-directed. The student may progress through the course as quickly or as slowly they wish, though all eight modules must be completed within a maximum of six months. Modules are varied and made up of lectures, viewings, demos, supplemental readings, professional and reflective practice exercises. There are no tests or exams.

Assignments and Textbooks

Assignments are submitted through the online platform. Once all assignments have been submitted, it will take approximately 2-6 weeks to review and return materials. The student will receive their certificate of completion from Adler once this step is complete. Courses will draw from no more than two textbooks per course (texts have been kept under $100 USD per course); students will require these before they begin, and will not be able to complete assignments without them.


Course Description

CBO-300 Advanced Practice: Clinical Supervisor Training

  • Falender, Carol A. and Shafranske, Edward P (2004). Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach. USA: American Psychological Association. 

Watkins et. al. has said “we would never dream of turning untrained therapists loose on needy patients, so why would we turn untrained supervisors loose on therapists who help those needy patients?” The need for quality supervision and oversight has become a large demand in many contexts. This course will introduce emerging supervisors to methods, practices and metrics that guide the supervision pathway. Students will learn concepts that must guide the supervision relationship, evidence-based measures for evaluation, and common themes that emerge during clinical supervision. Students will require access to a live supervisee that is either a true supervisee, or a colleague that is willing to be your “test” subject. You will require 4 supervision encounters from the supervisee. A live 1:1 grading and review of the students’ supervision tape with an experienced supervisor will be required of each student. Note: though this course is suitable for any aspiring clinical supervisor (teaching techniques, theories of adult learning), sample forms and metrics used are taken from the CBT model. Non-CBT Supervisors will need to find comparable tools for other modalities. 

Instructor : TBA