Using Deliberate Practice in Clinical Training, Supervision, and Consultation


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


Elite performers in any domain engage in substantially more deliberate practice (DP) than their less accomplished peers.  This is true in the practice of psychotherapy as well.  But attention to the use of DP in psychotherapy training and supervision is still relatively recent and so applications and understandings of it are still being developed.  The workshop will begin by differentiating psychotherapy expertise (which was the original impetus for attending to DP) from the related concept of psychotherapy competence.   It will provide a working definition of DP before describing and illustrating DP training and supervision practices for developing psychotherapy competence and expertise. Original webcast date: September 13, 2019.

Learning Objectives

1.   Define deliberate practice and its impacts on performance.
2.   Differentiate between the concepts of competence in psychotherapy and expertise in psychotherapy and discuss the  implications of their similarities and differences.
3.   Describe at least one way they might use deliberate practice in their own training, supervision, or consultation.



Rod Goodyear, PhD

Dr. Goodyear is coauthor of Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision (2019), which is now in its 6th edition, co-editor of The Cycle of Excellence:  Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Supervision and Training (2017), and author of many chapters and articles on supervision.  He directed the APA-accredited counseling psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Southern California where is Emeritus Professor for two decades, and he also has served on the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation.  Dr. Goodyear is a past-President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, APA Division 29 and served on the Supervision Guidelines Task Force of the Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) of APA.  He is a Professor at the University of Redlands where he also chairs the Department of Counseling and Human Services and is Director of the Center for Advanced Professional Education.  He was the 2015 recipient of APA’s Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology Award. His work is increasingly internationally focused, including an ongoing supervision training project in China.

Continuing Education

3.0 CE
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Price: $80.00

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