Published today and available for download:
IAPT Supervision Guidance (Revised March 2011) Professors Graham Turpin and Sue Wheeler (University of Sheffield and University of Leicester).
"Supervision is a key activity, which will determine the success of the IAPT programme. We are in the process of supporting the commissioning of training for all IAPT supervisors throughout the SHA regions based on a supervision framework specifically developed for IAPT. We recognise that as most services and training courses are now being implemented, a summary of principles of IAPT supervision is required for Clinical and Course Directors. Hence, the summary of principles and is reproduced here. It should be stressed that the standards identified are the minimum requirements and individual services may wish to organise additional supervision and support for staff. The full version of this document provides the rationale upon which this guidance is based and provides further advice around supervision, which will detail the different forms of supervision expected within an IAPT service and the importance of issues such cultural sensitivity and how supervision can be tailored to meet the needs of clients, supervisees and the service."