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This is ICCEs third ACE-Conference. The first was 2010 in Kansas, USA, the second 2013 in Amsterdam, Holland. The  2018 gathering will be held in Östersund, Sweden, hosted by Vision HVB

This program might be subject to change (until the very last minute) due to circumstances outside our control.

PLEASE NOTE:  All conference presentations will be offered in English.​​​​​​​

Thursday, May 3rd
How to use Feedback & FIT

08.30 Registration & Coffee

09.00 Opening ceremony with entertainment

09.30 - 10.30 Keynote 1:

  • Birgit Valla – How Norway is using FIT
Birgit Valla
Birgit Valla

10.30-10.45 break

10.45 – 12.00  Tedtalks

1.   Bruce Wampold  - Contextual model

 2.   Kim de Jong - Differential impact of feedback on practitioners/research

3.   Heidi Brattland - When, for whom and how: Towards a nuanced understanding of FIT's effects

4.   Jason Seidel - Mistakes will be Made: On the Groundlessness of Feedback-Informed Treatment

12.00-13.00  Lunch (included)

K. Anders Ericcson K. Anders Ericcson

13.00-14.00 Keynote 2:

  • K. Anders Ericsson – Deliberate Practice 

14.00-14.30 Entertainment

14.30-15.00 break

15.00-15.45 Workshop session 1.1

  1. Implementation – Thomas Bjørn Hansen, Denmark
  2. Supervision– Laura Tang Jensby & Rasmus Møller & Susanne Bargmann, Denmark
  3. When does PCOMS work? Preliminary study results – Bram Bovendeerd, Nederland
  4. FIT in the long-term social psychiatric setting  Finn Juliussen National Board of Health Denmark
  5. Children, collateral ratings– Marlene Stockholm, Denmark
  6. FIT in short-term therapeutic setting– Henrik H.Hansen & Catja Mosgaard, Denmark
  7. Video on User experience of FIT–  Else Brunvand , Gritt Bonde & Jonas Friedrichsen, Denmark
  8. When FIT does not improve outcome: Barriers to using FIT for patients with eating disorders– Annika Helgadóttir Davidsen, Faroe Islands
  9. Differential Impact of feedback on practitioners– Kim de Jong, , Nederland
  10. System-wide implementation in "social management" Erica Manderhjem, Sweden

15:.45 -16.00  Conclusion & Feedback

16.15 optional city tour same as Wednesday.   (Please register before April 15th. )

19.00ACE2018 Social Event (optional)

ICCE and Achieving Clinical Excellence Conference in Östersund, Sweden, May 2018 are proud to present a Grand Gala Evening gala evening of entertainment and three course dinner at Hotel Gamla Teatern.
     (10 minute walk from Storsjöteatern) 

Östersund is in the heartland of Sapmi, the land of the indigenous Swedish people. This gala evening will featire traditional Sapmi music, trained reindeer, and Swedish folk music.

Click here for event details.
Please register before April 15th.

Friday, May 4th
How to 
to move beyond Feedback & FIT,

Scott D. Miller Scott D. Miller

09.00-09.30 Entertainment 

09.30-10.30 Keynote 1:

  • Scott D. Miller - Put the Magick Back into Therapy
Daryl Chow Daryl Chow

10.30-10.45 break

10.45-11.45 Keynote 2:

  • Daryl Chow - The System of Practice: Creating a Framework To Make Deliberate Practice Happen.


11.45-12.45 Lunch (included)

12.45-13.45 Keynote 3:

  • Susanne Bargmann and Ulrik Elholm – Getting Better with Deliberate Practice 
Susanne Bargmann
Ulrik Elholm

13.45-14.00 Break

14.00 – 14:45  Workshop session 2.1

  1. Using FIT with survivors of torture – Tina Amundsen & Laila Jakobsen, Denmark
  2. Criminal Justice – David Prescott, USA
  3. Use of FIT with People with Disabilities – Patrik Ulander, Sweden
  4. Implementation -  Kerstin Öqvist, Sweden
  5. Meta -analysis of data from ORS/SRS – Ole Karkov Ostergard, Denmark
  6. FIT in substance abuse – Gun Eva Långdahl, Sweden

14.45-15.00 Break

15.00-15.45 Workshop session 2.2
1. FIT in a physiotherapeutical/medical setting – Charlotte Krog, Denmark
2. FIT In Private Practice and long-term therapy – Jason Seidel, USA
3. Wendy, 10 years on – Bill Andrews, United Kingdom
4. Eliciting Feedback with young people – Liz Pluut, Nederland
5. Therapists' reactions to negative feedback – Heidi Brattland, Norway
6.  FIT in Rehabilitation Settings – Irene Bendtsen & Helle Obbekær, Denmark
7. Alliance with Youth – Von Borg, USA - Japan
8. FIT in out patient setting – Pauline Jensen, Nederland

15.45-16.00 Conclusion & Feedback & Closing Ceremony

18.00 optional Gourmet dinner at Jazzköket. One of the very best restaurants in the area specializing in local ecological sound artistic soulfood with a twist. A must when you are in Östersund!

Please register before April 15th.  

Saturday, May 5th

9.30-13.15 Optional tour of our beautiful Jämtland. You have to experience the nature when you are here! 55€

Please register before April 15th.

This program might be subject to change (until the very last minute) due to circumstances outside our control.

Come learn, leave inspired!

Vision HVB is a private company with six small treatment centers, halfway house, 10 foster homes and also working with education, training, supervision, evaluation and assessment. 

Niklas Waitong, Senior Supervisor at Vision HVB Östersund will be responsible for the conference. 

The International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE) is a worldwide community of clinicians, educators, researchers, and policymakers promoting excellence in behavioral health services by disseminating empirical findings, providing a platform to network with colleagues and experts, and access to tools for gathering, analyzing, and using clinical data to achieve superior performance. Membership in the ICCE is free

The ICCE launched in December 2009 and is the fastest growing online community dedicated to excellence in clinical practice.