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Is the practice of psychological therapists evidence-based?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Derek Milne, Dr Dominique Keegan, Dr Roger Paxton


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An interview-based survey of evidence-based practice (EBP) and the research, continuing professional development (CPD) and audit activity that support it was conducted in the North East of England amongst a representative sample of NHS clinical psychologists and counsellors (n = 30). It profiled their participation in EBP activities over the past year and their intentions for the next year. The findings suggest that the sample had used guidelines and protocols on 56 per cent of occasions, had on average drawn on research, CPD and audit approximately half of the time, but had been only minimally influenced by research, CPD or audit. It is concluded that EBP has occurred in all defined areas and that the conditions for an increased degree of EBP are promising. © MCB University Press.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Milne D, Keegan D, Paxton R, Seth K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

Year: 2000

Volume: 13

Issue: 1

Pages: 8-14

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0952-6862

ISSN (electronic): 1758-6542

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited


DOI: 10.1108/09526860010311035

PubMed id: 11183228


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