Evidence Based Practice In Psychology

Evidence-based practice (EBP) in psychology entails combination of high end research and tested clinical expertise in tackling diverse patient issues such as culture and preferences (Carlstedt, 2010). As such, it is instrumental in maintaining patient satisfaction and improving their health and wellness status. Additionally, it allows experts to develop new approaches in the context of patient characteristic since social sciences change over time. Specifically, modern world experiences multilingual and multicultural diversity; therefore, evidence based practice comes in handy in promoting wellness despite such variations due to its integration of many components in psychology. Moreover, this field of psychology applies empirically based principles …show more content…
Firstly, it improves the reliability of decisions made due to use of evidence in research, policy formulation and creation of intervention programs (In Singh, 2016). As such, it eliminates risks associated with insufficient information. Here, clinician makes report of treatments and processes adopted to make it easy for discernment of complications in treatment procedures. Additionally, this approach makes sure that resources are optimally allocated among competing uses since it is based on combination of expertise and research in ascertaining urgent needs. Therefore, providers attain maximum returns from resources committed to a particular psychological research. Besides, evidence based practice is objective and aims at improving a certain area that requires improvement. For instance, research may aim at improving intervention plan for depressed patients by engaging experts and conducting research by obtaining primary data. It is also important to note that EBP involves data collection and interpretation of created reports; therefore, results obtained are valid and applicable to diverse sectors in psychology such as policy formulation and improvement of treatment …show more content…
For instance in EBP, processes of dealing with patient’s issues must be tested and approved (Barkham, Hardy, Mellor-Clark & Wiley InterScience, 2010). Besides, reports on decisions and processes taken must be documented. On the other hand, pluralists adopt diverse approaches when dealing with a patient’s condition. Moreover, they are not required to document decisions and processes taken when dealing with a patient. Yet again, pluralists are not required to adopt certain tested approach but make decisions based on current issues that he/she is handling. Therefore, while a clinician in EBP is not at liberty to apply decisions and approaches as he/she deems fit, a pluralist uses his/her judgment in dealing with psychology issues. For example, when treating a depressed patient, EBP must document all processes and use approved methods. However, pluralist can apply combination depression treatment procedures as long as they are helpful to the

Related Documents