Better Results: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Therapeutic Effectiveness

It’s been a long time now since Michael Lambert first said, “Let’s just measure them. Let’s find out. Who cares what model you use? Let’s make sure that the client is engaged by it and that it’s helping them.”

At the time that was,…and for many still is, a revolutionary concept. More than 20 years later, Michael’s ideas have become much more mainstream, but in my opinion there is still much work to do.

The departure from the field’s reliance on evidence-based practices that offer a medical model best fit, needs to evolve into a client best fit model. Scott Miller has definitely emerged as one of the main researchers successfully pushing these ideas forward. He has played a major role in the development of the Outcome and Session Rating Scales (ORS &SRS), Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) and now FIT Deliberate Practice.

In a recent online meet up, Scott talked about how this shift from a medical model best fit, needs to occur if we are ever going to move beyond measuring and reporting and begin making meaningful use of  data in every day clinical practice. It’s amazing how much you can learn from Scott, watch this short clip to see what I mean…

Better Results with Scott D. Miller Live Meet Up-Part Two


This meet up was part of a free online training initiative MyOutcomes developed to promote the May 26th, 2020 release of Better Results: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Therapeutic Effectiveness. 
This step-by-step guide to deliberate practice is the cumulation of the works of the books authors, Scott Miller, Mark Hubble, Daryl Chow and others at the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE). They have been actively researching the practice patterns of top performing therapists since 2004. In the book they demonstrate how to collect and use client outcome data to create an individualized professional development plan. Not since Feedback-Informed Treatment in Clinical Practice: Reaching for Clinical Excellence, has there been so much excitement and anticipation over the release of a Psychotherapy How to book.

The Better Results training series Scott mentions in the video was developed to serve as a primer and help bring practitioners unfamiliar with the Outcome and Session Rating Scales (ORS & SRS), Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) and FIT Deliberate Practice up to speed. We will be offering the training series again in June, but here is a free preview.