September 10, 10:00 a.m.-.3:00 p.m.,
TLC PDA (N110 Lindquist Center)


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  • Both workshops are free of charge
  • Faculty, staff, and students are welcome!
  • Lunch will be provided!

This presentation is intended for licensed mental health professionals and mental health professionals in training. Participants will learn about the multicultural orientation framework and deliberate practice techniques for enhancing therapists’ clinical effectiveness and multicultural orientation, specifically with Latinx populations and within rural practice. This presentation will consist of two workshops. The first workshop, “Developing Therapists’ Multicultural Orientation: An Empirically Supported Approach for Working with Latinx Clients” by Jesse Owen will focus on enhancing mental health trainees/professionals’ multicultural orientation to effectively work with diverse client populations. The second workshop, “Deliberate Practice for Psychotherapists Working in Rural Areas” by Tony Rousmaniere will focus on the use of deliberate practice to enhance clinical skills and effectiveness of mental health trainees/professionals’ in rural practice. The presenters have no conflicts of interests related to their programs.



  • Workshop 1 (10am-12pm)
    Developing Therapists' Multicultural Orientation: An Empirical Supported Approach for Working with Latinx Clients (by Jesse Owen)
  • Lunch provided (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
  • Workshop 2 (1pm-3pm)
    Deliberate Practice for Psychotherapists Working in Rural Areas (by Tony Rousmaniere)

Workshop Descriptions

Workshop I (2 CE Credits)

Developing Therapists’ Multicultural Orientation: An Empirically Supported Approach for Working with Latinx Clients

Presenter: Jesse Owen, Ph.D.

Program Description

Some therapists are better at treating White clients as compared to Racial/Ethnic Minorities (REM). How to reduce these therapist specific disparities should be inclusive of the interplay between therapist cultural orientation, humility, and wisdom, within the organizational contexts and relational ecologies in which therapists work. This presentation will present on psychotherapy research and practice related to therapists’ multicultural orientation from a holistic perspective. Moreover, this workshop will specifically focus on applying the multicultural orientation framework to effectively work with Latinx populations.

Dr. Owen is a professor in the Counseling Psychology department at the University of Denver. His research interests include psychotherapy processes and outcomes, therapists’ multicultural orientation, and cultural processes in psychotherapy.

Learning Objectives

  1. Engage clients’ cultural values and beliefs in a way that is consistent with therapists’ theoretical approach. 
  2. Describe the empirical support for the MCO framework. 
  3. Utilize strategies for promoting their own multicultural orientation with Latinx clients. 


Owen, J., Tao, K., W., Drinane, J. M., DasGupta, D., Zhang, D., & Adelson, J. (2018). An experimental test of microaggression detection in psychotherapy: Therapist multicultural orientation. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 49, 9-21.

Owen, J., Tao, K., Drinane, J., Hook, J., Davis, D., & Foo Kune, N. (2016). Client perceptions of therapists’ multicultural orientation: Cultural (missed) opportunities and cultural humility. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47, 30-37.

Hook, D., Davis, D., Owen, J., & DeBlaere, C. (2017). Therapists’ Cultural Humility. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Workshop II (2 CE Credits)

Deliberate Practice for Psychotherapists Working in Rural Areas
Presenter: Tony Rousmaniere, Psy.D.

Program Description

How do the good become great? Practice! From musicians to athletes to surgeons to chess masters, professionals rely on Deliberate Practice to achieve expertise. Drawing from the Science of Expertise, this workshop teaches evidence-based methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your psychotherapy skills, particularly for therapists working in rural areas. 

Dr. Rousmaniere’s research focuses on clinical training and supervision, including using Deliberate Practice to improve the effectiveness of clinical training and supervision, the use of technology in supervision, and empirical methods to assess the effectiveness of supervision. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe five principles of deliberate practice
  2. List three major findings from the Science of Expertise
  3. Describe two benefits of video self-supervision for therapists in rural areas


Rousmaniere, T.G. (2016). Deliberate Practice for Psychotherapists: A Guide to Improving Clinical Effectiveness.  Routledge Press (Taylor & Francis).

Rousmaniere, T.G., Goodyear, R., Miller, S.D., & Wampold, B.E. (2017). The Cycle of Excellence: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Supervision and Training. London: Wiley Publishers.

Rousmaniere, T. G., Swift, J. K., Babins-Wagner, R., Whipple, J. L., & Berzins, S. (2014). Supervisor variance in psychotherapy outcome in routine practice. Psychotherapy Research, 1–10. doi:10.1080/10503307.2014.963730


This program is co-sponsored by the University of Iowa Counseling Psychology Program and the University Counseling Service. The University Counseling Service is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University Counseling Service maintains responsibility for this program and its content.