Given limited access to expert trainers, novice therapists may have little option but to supervise themselves, using clinical texts as a knowledge base. Therapists at all skill levels will benefit from regularly monitoring audio or ideotapes of their treatment sessions, using the Cognitive Therapy Scale to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas in need of improvement. Even if no more experienced practitioner is available, peer supervision with interested colleagues is helpful. It provides external feedback on clinical practice, and makes other forms of learning possible (role play, study groups, etc.).

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Belief Change 101

Do you suffer from a habit or a behavior or a repetitive thought pattern that keeps you from being who you want to be? Do you try to change this or that aspect of your life, but wind up right back where you started? You're not alone! Millions of Americans try to make changes, but the whopping majority fail exceptionally.

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