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How does research affect clinical practice? Is all research equally trustworthy? Explain your answer in about 300 words, and provide one reference to support your answer.

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1. How does research affect clinical practice? Is all research equally trustworthy? Explain your answer in about 300 words, and provide one reference to support your answer.

Research is intended to guide clinical practice i.e. empirically-based or evidence-based practice. Generally, evidence-based practice (EBP) refers "to the application of scientific research findings to the treatment of individual patients" (Tanenbaum, 2005). According to APA: "Evidence-based practice in psychology (EBPP) is the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences" (APA Policy Statement on EBPP, 2005). In this sense, research can affect every aspect of clinical practice, as new findings in research are incorporated into existing practice based on these new findings. For example, if research suggests that patients respond better when hope is instilled early in treatment by the therapist, ...

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The link between research and clinical practice is denoted. References are also provided to further validate the findings.

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