Title

Evidence-Based Practice For Marriage and Family Therapists

Keywords

marriage therapist, family therapist

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to integrate science into clinical practice by introducing marriage and family therapists to the ideas of evidence‐based practice (EBP). Evidence‐based practice, which originated in the medical field, refers to the process of using research to make clinical decisions that best meet the needs of each client. Included in the description is a brief history ofEBPs and ideas about learning EBPs. Suggestions are also made about the use EBPs in MFT training programs, and resources are provided to enable clinicians to use EBPs in clinical practice.

Original Publication Citation

Patterson, J. E., Miller, R. B., Carnes, S., & Wilson, S. (2004) Evidence-based therapies for marriage and family therapists. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 30, 183-195

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-05-01

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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