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BARLETTA, Janaína Bianca; DELABRIDA, Zenith Nara Costa  and  FONSECA, Ana Lúcia Barreto da. Knowledge, skills and attitude in CBT: perceptions of new therapists. Rev. bras.ter. cogn. [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp.21-29. ISSN 1808-5687.

Supervision in psychotherapy is an activity inherent to the formation of any psychologist, it aims to develop psychotherapy's skills, but studies that guide its academic practice are incipient, making them essential in this area. In order to describe the perception of fifteen new therapists in the last year of graduation of their own development in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), there have been ten months of probation supervision in the format of the structure of the clinic session, totaling 34 meetings with average duration of 3 hours and 40 minutes. Most participants were female (93.3%), mean age 22.6 years, which were separated into two groups (GA, GB). It has been five sessions of theoretical discussion and training activities. After that, there were sessions with discussion case and text, training activity and / or self-assessment. These evaluations took place in three stages: 15 days after the beginning of service, four months and ten months later. The main result found was the increase in the three dimensions of competence - knowledge, skills and attitudes - although it has not occurred linearly over the supervision. We stress the importance of continued training for the therapist to be considered skilled in the practice of CBT.

Keywords : new therapists; perceived competence in cbt; supervision.

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