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Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.

Better Results: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Therapeutic Effectiveness



Presented by Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Richland Community College

Schilling Education Center
One College Park, Decatur, IL 62521


Cost: Free to attend for behavioral health professionals who live and/or work in Macon County

**If you do not live and/or work in Macon County, the registration fee is $35.00 and you will be invoiced.

Approved for 6.0 CEUs through NASW-IL

Sponsored by the Macon County Mental Health Board

What can mental health professionals do to enhance their performance? Available evidence makes clear that clear that attending a typical continuing education workshop, specializing in the treatment of a particular problem, or learning a new treatment model does little to improve effectiveness.  In fact, studies to date indicate clinical effectiveness actually declines with time and experience in the field. The key to improved performance is engaging in deliberate practice. In this presentation, the latest research on deliberate practice will be translated into concrete steps all clinicians can immediately apply in their efforts to achieve better results.

To register for Better Results: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Therapeutic Effectiveness

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Educational Objectives

  • Demonstrate learning of the evidence-base supporting the use of deliberate practice to improve therapeutic effectiveness

  • Discuss a valid and reliable method for assessing baseline level of effectiveness.

  • Discuss a valid and reliable method for identifying performance improvement opportunities unique to each individual practitioner’s clinical practice.

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.

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Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. is a co-founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence, an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavior health.  Dr. Miller offers training in the United States and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organizations, both public and private, to achieve superior results.  He is one of a handful of "invited faculty" whose work, thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious "Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference."  His humorous and engaging presentation style and command of the research literature consistently inspires practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to make effective changes in service delivery.


Scott is the author of numerous articles and co-author of Working with the Problem Drinker: A Solution Focused Approach (with Insoo Berg [Norton, 1992]), The "Miracle" Method: A Radically New Approach to Problem Drinking (with Insoo Kim Berg [Norton, 1995]), Finding the Adult Within: A Solution-Focused Self-Help Guide (with Barbara McFarland [Brief Therapy Center Press, 1995]), Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Foundations, Applications, and Research (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [Jossey-Bass, 1996]), Escape from Babel: Toward a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [Norton, 1997]), Psychotherapy with Impossible Cases: Efficient Treatment of Therapy Veterans (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [Norton, 1997]), The Heart and Soul of Change (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [APA Press, 1999] and Bruce Wampold [2nd Edition, 2010]), 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 ICCE Feedback Informed Treatment and Training Manuals (ICCE Press, 2012), The Cycle of Excellence (Wiley, 2017), Feedback Informed Treatment (APA, 2017), and Better Results: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Therapeutic Effectiveness (APA, 2020).

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