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Evidence-Based Practice and Empirically Supported Treatment in Future Practice

In today's world, everyone is extremely busy, and psychologists are no exception. They work long hours and probably do not really get much time off, given the 24/7 availability and accessibility that cell phones and computers provide. You may be seeing patients/clients, attending professional development conferences, dealing with billing issues, engaging in marketing and advertising, and attending meetings. How will you keep up with the field? For this Discussion, you develop strategies for staying informed about empirically supported treatments and engaging in evidence-based practice throughout your career.

an explanation of the unique features of an evidence-based practice approach. Then, explain how you might keep informed of evidence-based practice and empirically supported treatments in your future practice. Be specific and provide examples.

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One way for a psychologist to stay informed and keep up with the new treatments and therapies is through membership in organizations such as the American Psychological Association. This association is very helpful when it comes to new research that has been completed, and because there are publications released several times during the month, it helps to keep the psychologist up to date on new technology and available treatments (1). There are also a variety of ways for a psychology to receive the necessary training. One is by obtaining manuals for empirically validated treatments, which is a Project of the Task force on Psychological Interventions in the Division of Clinical Psychology through the American Psychological Association ...

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Discusses how a psychologist can stay informed on evidence-based practice as well as empirically supported treatments while still keeping the practice going.

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