Self-practice/self-reflection is a self-experiential training strategy with a mounting evidence base for enhancing precisely those therapist skills which are most important in determining client outcomes (Bennett-Levy & Finlay-Jones, 2018; Gale & Schroder, 2014). SP/SR is an exciting way to hone your therapy skills, enabling you to address a professional or personal problem (confidentially for yourself), while at the same time seeing how the therapy works for you and others, and looking at the implications for your work with clients.
Guilford Press has now published a series of SP/SR workbooks:
- Experiencing CBT from the Inside Out; A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists (Bennett-Levy, Thwaites, Haarhoff & Perry, 2015);
- Experiencing Compassion Focused Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists (Kolts, Bell, Bennett-Levy & Irons, 2018);
- Experiencing Schema Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists (Farrell & Shaw, 2018).
In 2019, we shall be offering our first ‘live online’ SP/SR programs in CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy. If you have in principle interest in being part of a self-experiential online program in Strengths-based CBT or Compassion-Focused Therapy, please register your interest on the form below.