Deliberate practice is a systematic approach for improving psychotherapy outcomes, one clinician at a time. Written to be used in conjunction with Better Results, this book offers guidance from leading experts in designing deliberate practice activities specific to the individual practitioner.
This book demonstrates how to collect and use client outcome data to create an individualized professional development plan to improve the quality of service. Along with providing guidance in understanding and mapping individual data onto the taxonomy for deliberate practice (TDPA), the expert chapter authors detail a number of factors that influence therapy outcomes, including client factors, therapist factors, client-therapist relationships, and more. It aims to assist therapists in further understanding and applying the concepts needed to gain more effective outcomes.
About the Authors:
Scott D. Miller, PhD, is the founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence—a consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavioral health services. He conducts workshops and training, helping hundreds of organizations worldwide to achieve superior results. He writes and edits books and professional articles on the curative factors of psychotherapy and the development of expert performance. Scott’s work on routine outcome management led to the development of Feedback Informed Treatment, now listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practice. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Visit scottdmiller.com and follow @TheICCE.
Daryl Chow, PhD, is a senior associate of the International Center for Clinical Excellence. He conducts research and workshops on the development of expertise and highly effective psychotherapists, and ways practitioners can accelerate learning. He is the co-author of many articles and co-editor and contributing author of The Write to Recovery: Personal Stories & Lessons about Recovery from Mental Health Concerns. Currently, Daryl maintains a private practice and continues to serve as a senior psychologist at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. He lives in Perth, Western Australia. Visit darylchow.com.