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Bruce Wampold
Patricia L. Wolleat Professor, Director of the Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Centre, Statistician, Diplomate in Counceling Psychology, Honorary Doctor in Social Sciences.

Wampold is known for developing the contextual model of psychotherapy, which constitutes an alternative to the prevailing theory of the effectiveness of psychotherapy, known as the medical model.


K. Anders Ericsson
Conradi Eminent Scholar, Professor of Psychology, PhD.

K. Anders Ericsson is a Swedish psychologist and Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University who is widely recognized as one of the world's leading theoretical and experimental researchers on expertise. He is the co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance, a volume released in 2006.[1] Ericsson's research with Herbert A. Simon on verbal reports of thinking is summarized in a book Protocol Analysis: Verbal Reports as Data, which was revised in 1993. With Bill Chase he developed the Theory of Skilled Memory based on detailed analyses of acquired exceptional memory performance (Chase, W. G., & Ericsson, K. A. (1982). Skill and working memory. In G. H. Bower (Ed.), The psychology of learning and motivation, (Vol. 16). New York: Academic Press). One of his most striking experimental results was training a student to have a digit span of more than 100 digits. With Walter Kintsch he extended this theory into long-term memory to account for the superior working memory of expert performers and memory experts (Ericsson & Kintsch 1995) Currently he studies the cognitive structure of expert performance in domains such as medicine, music, chess, and sports, investigating how expert performers acquire their superior performance through extended deliberate practice (e.g., high concentration practice beyond one's comfort zone). He published an edited book with Jacqui Smith Toward a General Theory of Expertise in 1991 and edited a book The Road to Excellence: The Acquisition of Expert Performance in the Arts and Sciences, Sports and Games that appeared in 1996 as well as a collection edited with Janet Starkes Expert Performance in Sports: Recent Advances in Research on Sport Expertise in 2003.


Scott D. Miller
PhD, Researcher, Founder of the ICCE, Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology.

Scott D. Miller 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.


Daryl Chow
PhD, Researcher, Senior Associate of the ICCE.

Daryl is a practitioner and trainer. He is a senior associate of the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE). He devotes his time to workshops and conducts research on the development of expertise and highly effective psychotherapists, teaching practitioners key principles to accelerate learning and improve outcomes.

Daryl and colleagues’ 2015 peer-reviewed article on deliberate practice in psychotherapy was nominated the “Most Valuable Paper” by the American Psychological Association (APA). His work is featured in two chapters of two edited books in 2017, Cycle of Excellence: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Supervision and Training, and Feedback-Informed Treatment in Clinical Practice: Reaching for Excellence. He is also a co-author of a forthcoming book with Drs. Scott Miller and Mark Hubble, Better Results: A Step-By-Step Guide to Deliberate Practice. He runs a blog aimed at helping practitioners, called Frontiers of Psychotherapist Development. Currently, Daryl maintains a private practice with a vibrant team at Henry Street Centre, Fremantle, WA and continues to serve as a senior psychologist at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore.


Susanne Bargmann
Licensed psychologist, specialist in psychotherapy, and Chief Advisor to the ICCE.

Susanne Bargmann has over 8 years of experience working with CDOI / FIT with various populations. She has specialized in treating eating disorder problems, and is part of organizing and teaching a national education for professionals in Denmark working with eating disorder problems. She had written several articles about CDOI / FIT in Danish and has recently published an article discussing the idea of Evidence Based Practice, and how CDOI / FIT can contribute to another way of understanding this concept. Susanne works with clinical practice, supervision, training and agency implementation of CDOI / FIT and formalized client feedback is an integrated part of her practice. Besides CDOI / FIT she does trainings on a variety of topics, among other narrative therapy, eating disorder treatment and understanding teenagers. Susanne is dedicated to influencing the way professionals think about therapy and diagnosis.

Ulrik Elholm


Ulrik Elholm
Singer, voice coach and writer.

Ulrik Elholm has 20 years of experience as a vocal coach for professional singers.
He has been responsible for the music, has worked as coach and music consultant at Voice, X Factor, Allstars, and Gangstativerne. He is cand.mag. from the Musikvetenskabeligt Institut in Denmark, with vocalization, rhetoric, and audiologopedy as subsidiary subjects. Ulrik is an example of how not just therapists can use and benefit from deliberate practice. Together with Susanne Bargmann he will show what a difference training and hard work can do for attaining proficiency in a subject.


Birgit Valla 
Head of Department at Stangehjelpa, psychologist.

Birgit Valla is a Norwegian psychologist and one of the key actors implementing FIT in Norwegian mental health services. She's the leader of a community based mental health service called Stangehjelpa, which serves children, adolescents, families and adults in the context of family work, mental health and substance abuse ( She is the author of the book "Videre – Hvordan psykiske helsetjenester kan bli bedre" (“Further – How Mental Health Services Can Be Better”) and has written several articles in Norwegian newspapers and journals. She has a blog at, a Norwegian resource centre who is also responsible for supporting FIT-implementation in Norway. Birgit teaches FIT and deliberate practice and is interested in finding out what mental health services would look like if we built services on these ideas, something she does with her colleagues in Stangehjelpa.