Scott Miller, PhD, discusses how therapists can achieve superior performance. He outlines steps that therapists can take to determine their level of performance, develop a plan of deliberate practice to improve outcomes, set specific target behaviors the therapist wants to change, and develop a detailed plan to accomplish that objective.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.
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Subject Matter Expert:
Scott D. Miller, PhD, is a co-founder of the Center for Clinical Excellence, an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavioral health. Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad, and he has helped hundreds of agencies and organizations, both public and private, to achieve superior results.
He is the author and/or editor of numerous articles and books, among which are The Heroic Client: A Revolutionary Way to Improve Effectiveness through Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy (with Barry Duncan [Jossey-Bass, 2000], and Jacqueline Sparks [Revised, 2004]); The Heart and Soul of Change: Delivering What Works in Therapy (with eds. Duncan BL, Miller SD, Wampold BE, & Hubble MA [APA press 2009]); and the forthcoming Achieving Clinical Excellence: Lessons from the Field's Most Effective Practitioners.
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, is a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. After working for 13 years in child psychiatric settings and 30 years in private practice, she is now founder and president of On Good Authority, and an expert interviewer.
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Upon completing this program, participants should be able to
- Explain the difference between a superior therapist and an average therapist.
- Identify the steps that therapists can take to improve their clinical performance.