Deliberate Practice in Psychotherapy with Dr. Alexandre Vaz

Title: Deliberate Practice in Psychotherapy

Date & Time: Friday, February 7th, 2020 – 9am-5pm

Presenter: Dr. Alexandre Vaz, Clinical Psychologist, researcher and faculty at ISPA – University Institute, in Lisbon, Portugal

Location: Hilton Garden Inn SouthPark – 4808 Sharon Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210

Cost: $299


Dr. Vaz is a Clinical Psychologist, researcher and faculty at ISPA – University Institute, in Lisbon, Portugal and is a leader in the cutting edge research on the topic of Deliberate Practice. He is also a Co-Editor (with Tony Rousmaniere and Rodney K. Goodyear) and author for the American Psychological Association’s upcoming book series “The Essentials of Deliberate Practice” (APA Press).

Dr. Vaz is the host of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)’s Webinar Series and member of SPR’s Communications Committee and Member of the Research and Membership Committees for the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), Editor of SEPI’s “The Integrative Therapist” Newsletter, and Program Assistant of SEPI’s Conferences. He is also the founder and host of the “Psychotherapy Expert Talks”, a series of in-depth interviews with distinguished clinicians and researchers, sponsored by SEPI and SPR.


Deliberate Practice (DP) is arguably the most evidence-based method we know of to improve performance in an effective and reliable manner.

Its five core principles systematically target an experiential or procedural type of learning that defines top performers. In fact, decades of research have demonstrated that lengthy engagement in DP is associated with expert performance across a variety of professions, including psychotherapy.

What sets DP apart from other training methods is a rigorous sequence of ongoing performance assessment, tailored goal-setting, and systematic skill-building informed by expert feedback.

This workshop will cover the principles of DP and help take your clinical practice to the next level.

Program Objectives

  • Describe the theoretical and empirical basis for DP
  • Describe how DP is connected with the development of professional expertise or expert performance
  • Discuss ways to apply DP to real-world clinical settings
  • Practice some of the skills of DP
  • Describe ways to improve clinical skills and client outcomes over the course of a career through DP

For a book on DP for the general public, click here.

For an academic book with research on DP, click here.

6.25 CE’s available for $39.99 HERE.