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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/mhp2013.10.17.2.34.e804Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 26 September 2012
Accepted: 30 November 2012