Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices: Behavioral Health and Addictions (2nd Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780190621933

John C. Norcross; Thomas P. Hogan; Gerald P. Koocher; Lauren A. Maggio
336 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jan 2017
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Everyone, it seems, is talking and arguing about Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Those therapies and assessments designated as EBP increasingly determine what is taught, researched, and reimbursed in health care. But exactly what is it, and how do you do it? The second edition of Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices is the concise, practitioner-friendly guide to applying EBPs in mental health. Step-by-step it explains how to conduct the entire EBP process-asking the right questions, accessing the best available research, appraising the research, translating that research into practice, integrating that research with clinician expertise and patient characteristics, evaluating the entire enterprise, attending to the ethical considerations, and when done, moving the EBP process forward by teaching and disseminating it. This book will help you: * Formulate useful questions that research can address * Search the research literature efficiently for best practices * Make sense out of the research morass, sifting wheat from chaff * Incorporate patient values and diversity into the selection of EBP * Blend clinician expertise with the research evidence * Translate empirical research into practice * Ensure that your clients receive effective, research-supported services * Infuse the EBP process into your organizational setting and training methods * Identify and integrate ethics in the context of EBP Coauthored by a distinguished quartet of clinicians, researchers, and a health care librarian, the Clinician's Guide has become the classic for graduate students and busy professionals mastering EBP.


Chapter 1. Defining Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 2. Asking the Right Questions
Chapter 3. Locating the Best Available Research: Background and Filtered Sources
Chapter 4. Locating the Best Available Research: Unfiltered Sources
Chapter 5. Reading and Interpreting the Research: Research Designs
Chapter 6. Reading and Interpreting the Research: Numbers and Measures
Chapter 7. Appraising Research Reports
Chapter 8. Translating Research into Practice
Chapter 9. Integrating the Patient and the Clinician with the Research
Chapter 10. Incorporating Evaluation and Ethics
Chapter 11. Disseminating, Teaching, and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices
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About the author: 

John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and an internationally recognized authority on behavior change and psychotherapy.; Thomas P. Hogan, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton, where he served as Dean of the Graduate School and Director of Research. He is author of several books and nationally standardized tests, as well as numerous articles on measurement practices.; Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University and editor of the journal Ethics & Behavior. He served as the 2006 president of the APA and, before that, as president of four APA divisions.; Lauren A. Maggio, PhD, MS (LIS), is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Health Services University. Previously, Dr. Maggio served as the director of research and instruction at Stanford University School of Medicine where she co-directed the evidence-based medicine curriculum for medical students and provided EBP training for faculty and residents.

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