What is Evidence-Based Practice?
In psychology, evidence-based practice refers to the use of a psychological strategy, technique, or treatment that is founded in science.
Similar to medicine, evidence-based practice in psychology is based on the idea that psychologists can improve patient outcomes by informing clinical practice through relevant scientific research.
As such, psychologists are trained as both scientists and practitioners. When you see a psychologist, the intervention they suggest to you will be founded in what research suggests will achieve the best outcomes for you.
There is a lot of psychological research, however, that is published in academic journals, but not necessarily practiced.
The aim of EBW is to summarise this scientific research and translate it into evidence-based psychological strategies that you can use to improve your mental health.