Daryl Chow, MA, Ph.D. (Psych) is a practicing psychologist and trainer. He devotes his time to workshops, consultations and research on the development of expertise and highly effective psychotherapists, helping practitioners to become deep learners and improve client outcomes.
He is the author of several articles and edited books, and the co-editor of The Write to Recovery: Personal Stories & Lessons about Recovery from Mental Health Concerns. Daryl and colleagues published the first ever study on deliberate practice in psychotherapy. His latest book, The First Kiss: Undoing the Intake Model and Igniting First Sessions in Psychotherapy is described as “The Book I’ve wanted every therapist to read for years,” by Dr. Julie Tilsen, and “(An) engaging book… shows us what we have been doing wrong and more importantly, what we should be doing differently,” by Dr. Bruce Wampold. Together with Scott Miller and Mark Hubble, Daryl is a co-author of a highly anticipated book, Better Results: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Therapeutic Effectiveness (APA, 2020).
Daryl’s blog and podcast, Frontiers of Psychotherapist Development (darylchow.com/frontiers) is aimed at inspiring and sustaining practitioner’s individualised professional development. See Daryl’s keynote in Sweden: https://youtu.be/vxmP03gAfps
Currently, Daryl maintains a private practice with a vibrant team at Henry Street Centre, Fremantle (Australia). He lives in Western Australia with his wife and two kids. He continues to obsess about the craft of psychotherapy and music.