Articles Tagged "evidence-based practice"

Evidence-based practice in psychology has been defined as the integration of the best available research, clinical expertise, and the individual client’s characteristics, values, and preferences (APA, 2006). This definition suggests that psychotherapists should be able, and willing, to integrate techniques from different theoretical orientations based on the context. Although integration is important, it is also […]

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the largest comprehensive health care systems in the world. Although unique in some regards, it can serve as an ideal laboratory to study the implementation of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) given the abundance of federal funding and top-down administrative support. The VA provides an organized, centralized […]

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A recent body of psychotherapy research is converging on the benefits of using client process and outcome feedback in clinical practice (Lambert & Shimokawa, 2011). Continual client feedback, also known as “routine outcomes monitoring,” “progress monitoring,” or “practice-based evidence,” refers to the collection of self-report data (e.g., symptoms, well-being, and the therapeutic alliance) from clients […]

In a provocative discussion of evidence-based psychological practices (EBPPs), Mozdzierz, Peluso, and Lisiecki (2011) posit that the question for mental health practitioners is not can EBPPs be used, but under what circumstances and how should they be applied. Moreover, the authors suggest that in addition to the current empirical focus on EBPPs, other areas remain […]

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Key ingredients needed for training of evidence-based practice are summarized by Ken Critchfield and Sarah Knox: scientific-mindedness, critical thinking, integrative ability, and relational skill.

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