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EP20 Great Conversations 03 - A Bolder Model: How Should We Be Training the Next Generation of Therapists? - Scott Miller, PhD and William Miller, PhD

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Training |  Great Conversations |  Therapist Development |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020
Scott Miller, PhD |  William Miller, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 hour 30 minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 10, 2020
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There seems to be something wrong with our clinical training approach. One of the most replicated findings in psychotherapy research is that therapists, unlike surgeons, usually don’t improve with practice: their treatment outcomes after 30 years are about the same on average as when they started. This Great Conversation will focus on how we might use a science-based approach to train the next generation of psychotherapists so that they do get better with practice.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the key elements required in deliberate practice
  2. Explain how therapists in training can learn to use client feedback to improve their practice 
  3. Identify at least three learnable therapist skills that improve client outcomes

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*




Scott Miller, PhD's Profile

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Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., is the founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavioral health services. Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organizations, both public and private, to achieve superior results.

William Miller, PhD's Profile

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Dr. Miller is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico.  He has published over 400 professional articles and chapters and 50 books including Loving kindness (2017), Motivational Interviewing (2013), Controlling Your Drinking (2013), Treating Addiction (2011), and Quantum Change (2001).  The Institute for Scientific Information has listed him as one of the world's most cited scientists.