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2024 President’s Column 59 (2)

Hello everyone!

I am very pleased to report that our Society board meeting in January was very enjoyable and productive.  One of the areas we focused on was how the Society can offer more value to our members.  In this spirit, I would like to use this space to offer a free clinical training resource to Society members: a list of transtheoretical “common” factor skills for Deliberate Practice training/supervision. These skills have been shown to be highly correlated to counselors’ outcomes. Put simply: when a counselor is struggling with helping a client, it can often be helpful to use Deliberate Practice to focus on one or more of these skills in supervision.

These Deliberate Practice skills were developed for use in the Sentio California Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) MA which is hybrid online/in-person. The Sentio program features an intensive skill-focused pedagogy with Deliberate Practice.

The list of Deliberate Practice skills can be found at this link.

Happy training!


Tony Rousmaniere

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Tony Rousmaniere is Executive Director of Sentio Counseling, Program Director of the Sentio MFT Program, and president of the Psychotherapy Division of the American Psychological Association. He is the author/co-editor of many books on deliberate practice and psychotherapy training and the APA series “The Essentials of Deliberate Practice” (APA Press).

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Rousmaniere, T. (2024, April). 2024 President’s Column 59 (2). Psychotherapy Bulletin. (59)2, 2.



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