TEMP - Deliberate Practice for Psychotherapists

Deliberate Practice for Psychotherapists

Introductory Boot-Camp

"The hardest 20 CEUs you'll ever earn!"

An eight-week course, meeting for 
2 hours per week
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Cost: TBD
CEUs: 20

How do the good become great? Practice! From musicians to athletes to surgeons to chess masters, professionals rely on Deliberate Practice to achieve expertise. This course will teach you how to use Deliberate Practice to dramatically improve the efficiency of your professional development.

The CE course that focuses on YOUR PRACTICE and YOUR CASES

Unlike most Continuing Education, deliberate practice is highly individualized. This course focuses specifically on:
  • Your practice, 
  • Your personal learning edges, and
  • Your most challenging cases. 
Drawing from the Science of Expertise, this course teaches evidence-based methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your professional development, including:
  • Learn what deliberate practice is and how it can optimize your clinical effectiveness.
  • Learn how to use video securely, ethically, and self-compassionately
  • Experiment with feedback-informed treatment (FIT) to identify at-risk cases and assess your personal effectiveness
  • Learn how to use peer-consultation more effectively
  • Unlock your stuck cases:  Each class includes personal consultation on your most challenging cases
  • Master the "Inner Game" by self-compassionately working on your psychological/emotional blocks to clinical skill development
  • Build an evidence-base for your practice with data from your clients - the most valid and reliable data there is!

“An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of preaching.”


Feedback from a previous student: "The depth of learning was truly remarkable in part due to the focus on developing our individual practice between sessions. Tony's warmth and thoughtfulness guided each of us on a unique journey, allowing us to bear the reality of our struggle with and yearning for learning and development. Personally, this course has enabled me to become more effective and authentic as a clinician, it has been a wonderful gift to myself and my clients!"

What this course involves:
  • Eight weekly meetings, 2 1/2 hrs each
  • One hour of Deliberate Practice homework per week
  • Videotaping at least one of your clients and learning how to use your video for skill-development
  • Trying free tools for feedback-informed treatment with at least three of your clients (the Outcome Rating Scale and Session Rating Scale)
  • Some reading will be assigned, and optional reading will be provided.  (The emphasis of the course is on experiential learning, not book learning.)
  • Learning how to seek out your own personal clinical learning edges.  We will do this as a community of learners, gently and self-compassionately!  This course will teach you how to learn from your mistakes - to make them your ally - instead of a source of fear or shame.

This course is based on the book Deliberate Practice for Psychotherapists (by Tony Rousmaniere; Routledge Press) and the edited volume The Cycle of Excellence: Training, Supervision, and Deliberate Practice (Edited by Tony Rousmaniere, Rod Goodyear, Scott Miller, & Bruce Wampold; Wiley Publishers).  

CEUs are provided by psychotherapy.net, a leading provider of psychotherapy videos.  CEUs are available for:
  • Psychologists (APA)
  • Social Workers (ASWB)
  • Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Addiction Counselors (NAADAC)
  • MFTs and LCSW (CA BBS)
  • California Nurses (BRN)
  • Texas Counselors
  • Canadian Counsellors
For more information on CEUs, please email trousmaniere@gmail.com