Supervised practice involves a variety of structured activities for rehearsing new skill concepts. Indeed this practice element is sometimes called behavioural rehearsal.

In addition to providing opportunity for practice in a safe environment, supervised practice offers the opportunity to check the client’s ability and identify areas where further instruction may be needed, offer timely feedback following observation of performance and spot potential barriers to skill development and offer coaching to help overcome barriers.

Techniques commonly applied to a wide variety of content include games and role play of hypothetical scenarios.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapists have developed a plethora of structured exercises designed to guide practice of new behaviours and cognitive techniques. Many are available for free on the internet.