Evidence Based Practice Reflection

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Reflection on Evidence Based Practices. The American Psychological Association defines Evidence-Based Practice in psychology as a combination of the best research with the highest clinical expertise that takes into context a patient’s culture and preferences (APA, 2005). The empirical data gathered is intended to provide effective and practical mental health assessments for the public supported by competent psychologists. The Oregon Addictions and Mental Health Division AMH defines evidence-based practice as a combination of the best research evidence with the highest clinical expertise to provide the patient with the most competent care (Oregon AMH, 2007). The APA definition and the Oregon AMH definition stress equally an integration of best practices or programs, best research evidence, clinical expertise, and an awareness of client cultural values as the qualifying factors in an acceptable evidence based practice. Sandra Tanenbaum’s definition of evidence-based…show more content…
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