The Center for Advanced Professional Education (CAPE) couples the intellectual and technological resources of two organizations — the University of Redlands and The Practice Institute — to provide high quality professional development programming.
CAPE's initial programs are for mental health professionals and address two domains: (1) developing competence in the business of practice; and (2) developing professional practice competence and expertise. CE credits are available for most CAPE programming.
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The people who develop and oversee CAPE's programming have faculty appointments at the University of Redlands and also are partners in The Practice Institute (TPI). TPI has become the foremost organization in the U.S. for training and consulting with mental health professionals who are developing private practices or who want to make an established practice become more effective and satisfying. They are established thought leaders in the field, by virtue of their publications and their professional leadership positions.
Graduate preparation in the professions focuses almost exclusively the delivery of effective and ethical service. It gives little attention to the business of practice, which is a different kind of competence. Yet a high proportion of mental health professionals eventually engage in private practice (e.g., this is true of 60% of late career licensed psychologists [APA, 2017]). CAPE programs address that training gap: they help prepare professionals for the business of practice and with with established practices to make them more effective.
Those who enter the professions make a life-long commitment to learning. Knowledge changes, new practices emerge, and new opportunities present themselves. And although psychotherapists quickly plateau in their effectiveness, there are ways to facilitate growth in their effectiveness (Rousmaniere, Goodyear, Miller & Wampold, 2017). CAPE will very shortly begin offering courses and CE workshops to foster increased knowledge, competence and expertise development.