How do the good become great? Practice! From musicians to athletes to surgeons to chess masters, professionals rely on deliberate practice to achieve expertise. Deliberate practice is a process involving an ongoing and dedicated training with personalized skill-building exercises informed by expert feedback. In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Tony Rousmaniere will explain how to use deliberate practice to enhance clinical skill development.  

Dr. Rousmaniere will outline how attendees can integrate deliberate practice into clinical supervision and training to help them grow past their competency plateau. He will also explain how therapists can benefit from the science of expertise that utilizes a field of research focusing on the processes used to achieve expertise by other professionals across a broad range of careers. Attendees will learn how Dr. Rousmaniere found his own success in the use of deliberate practice to help him become a more effective therapist and clinical supervisor.

This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Describe four processes in deliberate practice.

  2. Describe a model for using deliberate practice for clinical training. 

  3. List three challenges to engaging in deliberate practice.

  4. Identify three strategies to sustain deliberate practice.

  5. Describe one method to examine the effectiveness of deliberate practice.

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How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable. 

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE contact hours will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services and Legal, Ethical, and Professional development. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

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Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to members.

Event Reviews from Members

Very interesting thoughts shared by the presenter, who was very engaging and easy to learn from. Thank you! - Karen Turiel Klein, LCSW-C

Loved this training! Very informative and helpful! - Pamela McGarry, LMHC

Meet the Presenter

Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD

Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Seattle, WA. Dr. Rousmaniere is on the Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and his research focus is clinical supervision and training. He has provided consultation and training for therapists in the United States and around the world. 

Dr. Rousmaniere publications include the book Deliberate Practice for Psychotherapists and the edited volume The Cycle of Excellence: Training, Supervision, and Deliberate Practice which will be available in July 2017. His article “What Your Therapist Doesn’t Know” can be found in the April 2017 edition of The Atlantic

For more information about Dr. Rousmaniere, please visit