Implementing clinical supervision in mental health practice
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Implementing clinical supervision in mental health practice

Maggie Ross Community mental health nurse, Community rehabilitation team, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

The growing number of nurses who use psychological therapies in their work require trained supervisors. Maggie Ross discusses a trial of a cognitive therapy model that aims to support staff in this role

In the UK, the need for suitably trained clinical supervisors to ensure the effective delivery of psychological therapies in routine clinical practice is widely recognised. This is endorsed by professional guidance and policies.

For nursing supervision and supervisor training, reviews of the research evidence indicate the effectiveness of a cognitive therapy model. Evaluating a trial of this method in a small community rehabilitation service affirms its benefits and encourages its use.

Mental Health Practice. 17, 2, 34-39. doi: 10.7748/mhp2013.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 26 September 2012

Accepted: 30 November 2012