Self-assessment of our competence as therapists

Elizabeth S. Sburlati, James Bennett-Levy

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    This chapter discusses the importance of therapist self-assessment of competence and subsequent professional development when treating child and adolescent anxiety and depressive disorders. We review a number of methods for improving self-assessment; address specific issues in self-assessment when working with anxiety and depressive disorders, and with children and adolescents; indicate some common obstacles to self-assessment, and suggest professional development strategies for overcoming these. By improving therapist self-assessment and ensuring therapists receive appropriate professional development, we anticipate that children and adolescents seeking assistance for anxiety and depressive disorders may receive a better standard of care.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEvidence-based CBT for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents
    Subtitle of host publicationa competencies-based approach
    EditorsElizabeth S. Sburlati, Heidi J. Lyneham, Carolyn A. Schniering, Ronald M Rapee
    Place of PublicationChichester, West Sussex
    PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118500576
    ISBN (Print)9781118469255
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • CBT training
    • Continuing professional development
    • Self-assessment
    • Therapist competence


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