Methodological Issues EBP
When it comes to researching what kind of psychological treatments that are effective for psychological disorders, the most important matter was the gap that is there in the middle of details on the effective treatment and the facts that are presented to the consumers in the care plan. This is the basis of the argument about evidence-based practice in clinical psychology. As suggested by Bauer (2007), “the existing gap has informed the tendency towards provision of health care as opposed to the traditional mental health care.” In essence the aim of shifting towards EBP is to expedite cultural change in the health care system so that practitioners make use of current evidence consciously, explicitly, and …show more content…
In practice, the best evidence is used as a guide to clinical decision in the domain of best evidence. The other domain in EBP application is the clinical expertise domain, in which the clinical expert in the health care uses the best evidence in diagnosing and treating the patient’s problems. The last domain is the client domain, in which the unique preferences brought up by the patient, the concerns and expectations in the health care setting inform the decision making process. These three domains form the three pillars of evidence-based practice.
In a publication by Coccaro (2014), intermittent explosive disorder is identified among several disorders of impulse control presented by problems in controlling personal emotions and behaviors. According to the research, the disorder results in behaviors violating the social norms as well as rights of others. Such patients are regularly not able to contain their impulses resulting in spoken or even exploded physical …show more content…
For instance, the research advocates one method of treatment. In such a case, the list of curative treatments provided in the research may not work for complex therapeutic relationships in psychological research and clinical practice. This is possible evidence of flawed science.
Evidence-based practice offers opportunities that practitioners can use in addressing difficult research problems. For instance, it offers a guide to the process of knowledge (in form of best evidence) transformation into practice in clinical psychology. This is a case in which best evidence is uniquely modified to fit individual cases of patients rather than generalized approaches. It all starts with unpublished data such as professional opinions and experiences to the time of systematic knowledge synthesis informing decision making.
The discussion about the use of EBP and PBE in identifying treatments for psychological disorders leaves one thing: the need to bridge the gap between the known evidence on effective treatment and the information given to the consumers in routine health care. This is about coming up with an implementation of the science and practice of handling the psychological disorders. Such issues as the conceptualizing of models should be well incorporated in the implementation process in order to iron out all possible flaws that are likely to impede research and adoption of researched