Competence in a CBT programme research by Dr Kate Sherrat.
Survey of trying to understand what is really helpful for the trainees
- At the start of the course most trainees desired more personal and professional confidence: want to believe in self and be less hard on self, compare the self less to others.
- CBT training is not the best choice if you want to be more confident in self: they have more NATS and less confidence!! ( at middle of course). Move from clear models to idiosyncratic approaches is difficult. Generally this confidence is better by end of course. Reflecting and rating tapes can undermine confidence.
- Students did report changes in a wide range of qualities, mostly knowledge; skills; self reflection etc. important skills were formulation, guided discovery and reflection.
- Supervision is biggest change agent. Tapes difficult but helpful. Learning from supervisors was important.
- During training students can experience altered thinking and perception; being more curious and thoughtful. Thinking about multiple things at same time.
- Trainees use training and self reflection in the therapy room. Self understanding can increase. CBT from inside good.