Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Deliberate practice and CPD in psychiatry

  • Dinesh Bhugra

Abstract

Deliberate practice (the seeking of situations in which one's skills are challenged and thus improved) is key to the acquisition of clinical expertise. This editorial outlines the philosophy of deliberate practice and potential difficulties in making use of it in psychiatry.

  • View HTML
    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Deliberate practice and CPD in psychiatry
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Deliberate practice and CPD in psychiatry
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Deliberate practice and CPD in psychiatry
      Available formats
      ×

Copyright

References

Hide All
Bloom, B. S. (1985) Generalizations about talent development. In Developing Talent in Young People (ed. Bloom, B. S.) pp. 507549. Ballantine Books.
Ericsson, K. A. (1998) Basic capacities can be modified or circumvented by deliberate practice: a commentary. Behavioural Brain Science, 21, 399442.
Ericsson, K. A. (2004) Deliberate practice and the acquisition and maintenance of expert performance in medicine and related domains. Academic Medicine, 79(10) (suppl.), S70S81.
Ericsson, K. A. (2006) The influence of experience and deliberate practice on the development of superior expert performance. In The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance (eds Ericsson, K. A., Charness, N., Petrovich, P. J. et al), pp. 683704. Cambridge University Press.
Ericsson, K. A. & Charness, N. (1994) Expert performance: its structure and acquisition. American Psychology, 49, 725747.
Ericsson, K. A., Krampe, R. T. & Tesch-Römer, C. (1993) The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance. Psychology Review, 100, 363406.
Gruson, L. M. (1988) Rehearsal skills and musical competence. Does practice make perfect? In Generative Processes in Music (ed. Slobodan, J. A.) pp. 91112. Clarendon Press.
Guest, C. S., Regehr, G. & Tiberius, R. G. (2001) The life long challenge of expertise. Medical Education, 35, 7881.
Miklaszewski, K. (1989) A case study of a pianist preparing a musical performance. Psychology of Music, 17, 95109.

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed

Deliberate practice and CPD in psychiatry

  • Dinesh Bhugra
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *