This last week the planning committee for the upcoming Achieving Clinical Excellence (ACE) conference meet once again in Horsholm, Denmark. In the picture from left to right: Liz Plutt, Bill Andrews, myself, Rick Plutt (Conference Chair), and Bogdan Ion. Taking the photo was Susanne Bargmann.
The agenda for the three day event is now set: (1) one day pre-conference on feedback informed treatment (FIT); (2) two days of plenaries and presentations by an international group of clinicians, researchers, and educators.
On day one, the conference kicks off with a keynote address by the world’s “expert on expertise,” Dr. K. Anders Ericsson. Throughout the day, other speakers will translate Dr. Ericsson’s research into practical steps for enhancing the performance of mental health professionals, agencies, and systems of care.
Day two kicks off with a keynote address by Dr. Robbie Wagner addressing the question, “what barriers stand in the way of improving our effectiveness?” Once again, the rest of the day will be spent identifying solutions for the problems standing in the way of expertise and expert performance.
We still have several openings for presentations at the conference. If you have experiences or data related to: (1) measuring outcomes; (2) implementing feedback informed treatment; (3) the qualities of super effective clinicians or treatment approaches, then PLEASE click go to the ICCE website and submit a description for consideration.
It’ll be a fun, inspiring, and rewarding three days in Amsterdam. Don’t miss it! Register today and get the early bird special, saving you 100’s of dollars!
In the meantime, click on the link below to download a handy little tool for scoring the Outcome and Session Rating Scales. It’s a combination bookmark and 10 centimeter ruler.