Dateline: Chicago, IL USA
Hard not to be impressed with the USA Women’s Gymnastic team. What skill, percision, expertise, and excellence.
By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the interviews. In all instances, each and every one has focused on the team. Despite some in the media attempting to make stars out of the individual members, the atheletes have continually highlighted, “The Team.” When asked to account for their success or the source of their ambition, the reason cited has been: THE TEAM.
Sixteen year old McKayla Maroney said, “I think we’re as close as we can be. We’ve all been working and training together for a long time…I’ve known (fellow team member) Kyla since I was 6 years old. We are all best of friends. They did so great today and I just love this team so much.”
As highlighted in our recent article, “The Road to Mastery,” excellence does not occur in a vacuum. Surrounding every great performer is a community (teachers, coaches, mentors, and peers). In the busy world that is modern clinical practice, where can practitioners finda trsutworthy and supportive community of peers? A group of colleagues that will challenge them to keep growing as professionals and people?
In a word, the ICCE. In December 2009, the International Center for Clinical Excellence was launched and since them become the largest, global, web-based community of clinicians, researchers, administrators, and policy makers dedicated to excellence in behavioral health. The ICCE has it’s own gold-medal winning team! Practitioners working together in locations around the globe.
Practitioners like Jason Seidel, Psy.D., who represented ICCE at last week’s meeting of the American Psychological Association. Jason presented on Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) and then participated in a panel discussion on Practice Based Evidence together with Paul Clement, Michael Lambert, Bill Stiles, Carol Goodheart, and David Barlow. Jason rocked the packed house with his tight summary of the empirical support for FIT and argument in favor of practice-based evidence!
Then there’s Daryl Chow, a psychologist from Singapore, who is currently finishing up a quantitative study of “Supershrinks.” His research is the first to employ a sophisticated statistical analysis of therapists practices related to superior outcomes. Suffice it to say, his results are mind blowing. Daryl’s work won him a scholarship to this year’s “Training of Trainers” course. If you’re not signed up for that event, you can meet him today by joining the ICCE and looking him up!
There are many, many other dedicated and supportive members. Join and share your expertise with the community today!