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Some of you may have heard of this concept while many




Some of you may have heard of this concept while many of you may not have. Evidenced Based Practices (EBP) means those interventions, techniques, or approaches to treatment that have research based support or "evidence" that they work. An example is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a long-established treatment method in counseling with lots of research supporting it.;More often you will hear of more recent EBPs because everyone wants to be involved in the newest EBP. Examples are different approaches to treating traumatized children, etc (as an aside, many current EBPs include or are based on that old-timer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).;Why is it important to know about EBPs? For one, we should be using what works. For example, if you went to a doctor and he gave you a medicine that works only 20% as well as brand X, would you not want to use brand X instead. So, the issue is to use what works best for the client.;Second, and here's where it gets murky...increasingly, funding for programs is tied to the use of EBP and "Proving" that you are using that technique (providing means documenting that you use it and showing the outcomes). So, those who aren't as savvy at showing competence in and use of these techniques are less likely to get funding or to be able to fulfill contracts (e.g. my current work has contracts requiring use of EBPs).;Some ethical issues: What about those techniques that don't have research that may work? They won't get funded as much. Is that fair? Or is being economical and using what works best (and fastest) the best approach? Why? Has anyone had experience with EBPs?


Paper#34325 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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