This is an On-Demand course that includes an audio recording and a handout of slides that accompany the talk.

Building Clinical Expertise with Cannon Thomas

This On Demand lesson provides a look at the development of clinical expertise which requires deliberate practice and feedback.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify some limitations in the usefulness of empirically supported treatments and general approaches to evidence-based practice for improving clinical expertise
  • List conditions essential for development of expertise common across domains of achievement
  • List ways to facilitate the development of your own clinical expertise


Cannon Thomas, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, where he is a partner in the San Francisco Group for Evidence-Based Psychotherapy. He is on clinical faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, where he teaches and supervises psychiatry residents learning cognitive-behavior therapy. Dr. Thomas also has expertise in statistical modeling, focusing on research addressing the process of change in psychotherapy.

Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements

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The Evidence-Based Practice Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Evidence-Based Practice Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.  The Evidence-Based Practice Institute allocates 1 CE credit for this course following APA guidelines. After you successfully complete the course, fill out an evaluation form, and pass an exam, your CE certificate will be emailed to you.

Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state's regulatory authority to verify that this course meets your licensing and/or continuing education requirements.