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Chapter 1: Introduction to The Cycle of Excellence: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Supervision and Training

About the Course:

In reviewing research on the effectiveness of behavioral therapy on treatment outcomes, research has shown that attendance at therapy sessions tends to resolve psychological complaints more so than total absence therapy. This course explores the empirical evidence to show that effectiveness of therapists’ work has not become more effective over the past several decades. In the first chapter of this book, the authors describe several areas of improvement in the training of behavioral health practitioners and a model for how behavioral health practitioners can excel to expert levels of clinical practice.

This course is based on the Chapter 1 of the book Introduction to The Cycle of Excellence: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Supervision and Training created by Tony Rousmaniere, PhD. et al. in 2017.

Publication Date:

First ed 2017

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD.
Tony Rousmaniere is Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington and has a private practice in Seattle. He is the author/editor of four books on clinical training and provides workshops, webinars, and advanced clinical training and supervision to clinicians in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Rodney K Goodyear, Ph.D
Rod Goodyear is a professor and director at the Center for Advanced Professional Education at the University of Redlands. His primary area of scholarship has been counselor training and supervision, with a number of articles, chapters, and books over the past 30 years. His supervision book (Bernard & Goodyear, 2019), now in its sixth edition, has become the standard in the field.
Scott D. Miller, Ph.D
Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. is a co-founder of the Center for Clinical Excellence, an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavior health. He is the author of numerous articles and co-author of multiple books.

Course Creator

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, LP
Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. To describe evidence for a demand for behavioral health clinicians to improve their skills to expert levels
  2. To describe the general process of how average performers of any skill/performance improve to expert levels
  3. To identify steps for how behavioral health clinicians can apply a model of excellence improve their own therapeutic skills

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Course Number 102828
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