"Some of my colleagues and I had the privilege as IAPT team members to be part of monthly group supervision under Richard Bennett for the duration of a year. I found this supervision invaluable. We were encouraged to be active participants in supervision and mutual expectations were contracted from the onset. I found Richard to be a supportive and sensitive supervisor who not only facilitated the learning needs of each individual in the group but also encouraged the group to share their experiences and knowledge so each one of us felt we had something to contribute and also to gain through the vicarious learning.
Richard created an environment where the group felt safe and trusted him to be open and honest about their clinical difficulties and successes. He encouraged us to have confidence in what we were doing but also to be reflective and consider alternatives. He enhanced our learning through theory and practice links and by sharing a variety of methods and techniques when we felt we had exhausted our toolkits.
I always left supervision feeling excited by what I had learnt and eager to put into practice my new knowledge and keen to report back to the group. Richard is a great supervisor for all, irrespective of whether you are a novice CBT therapist or a more advanced practitioner. You will definitely be impressed by his professionalism and intellectual rigour but moreover comfortable with his feedback, structure and fun approach to supervision."
High Intensity (CBT) Therapist