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Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR)

Supervisor training for Severe Mental Health Problems:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder or Personality Disorder

This training has been developed to support our SMHP training programme and ensure that workplace supervisors are aware of course content and course models. 

Teaching and course content

The supervisor training involves three full teaching days and four shorter (2.5 hours) Supervision of Supervision sessions (SoS). In these, supervisors should bring a recording of a supervision session with a suitable question. Teaching will include watching therapy sessions and rating competency along with theory and practice.

The supervisor training aims to equip workplace supervisors to support CBT-SMHP trainees who are completing a CBT-SMHP programme of study or who have completed a similar programme of study. 

Who is this training suitable for?

  • People who are supervising University of Exeter trainees in the workplace.
  • People supervising CBT-SMHP in the workplace.
  • People who are accredited or ‘accreditable’ CBT therapists with significant clinical experience of working with Severe Mental Health Problems (SMHP).

Supervisors should be accredited with the BABCP or should meet all of the accreditation requirements of the BABCP. 

Course length

6 sessions, delivered online.



How to apply

Applications to this programme may only be made through NHS services recruiting trainees and not directly through the University of Exeter. Before opening for applications the NHS workplace will usually complete a scoping exercise through which you can request a place. Following this, applicants will apply directly to the University.

  • If you are currently working in a relevant NHS service, speak to your manager about whether this course is open to you.
  • If you are a healthcare professional not currently working in an NHS service, you may be able to apply to a traineeship role via the NHS jobs website. (Search for roles with 'trainee' in the title.)



For more information on the course please contact the programme administrators:

Tel: 01392 722780

For more detailed information please email the Programme Lead, Dr Kate Chapman:

Programme lead

Dr Kate Chapman