Learn what separates good therapists from exceptional therapists

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    What makes great therapists great? This interview with Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., co-creator of Feedback Informed Treatment and invited faculty of the Evolutions Psychotherapy Conference, discusses the research that illuminates the difference between mid-level therapists and exceptional therapists. Simple and effective practices that reduce client dropout rates and improve therapy outcomes will be discussed. Listeners will learn both how to conceptualize effective therapy and how to identify and address therapeutic weak spots.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Recite three specific, evidence-based practices employed by highly effective therapists; Explain how to assess your most and least effective practices


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, sponsor, instructor, or content. Dr. Scott Miller has authored a number of books on this topic, which he mention as a potential resource during this course. He also discusses options for clinicians to become trained in Deliberate Practice and Feedback Informed Treatment; Dr. Miller is a trainer of this method

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Scott D. Miller, PhD, PSY

Feedback Informed Treatment Expert

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. He is one of a handful of “invited faculty” whose work, thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious “Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference.” His humorous and engaging presentation style and command of the research literature consistently inspires practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to make effective changes in service delivery.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT #80500

Interviewer

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter. She operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBT population, and those with addictive disorders. Beth is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. She also has two young children, a super cool husband who does Clearly Clinical's audio work, a rescue dog, and a rescue cat.

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