Evidence-Based Practice in Applied Psychology

Evidence-BasedPractice in Applied Psychology

Varioussocial scientists use different methods to conduct research and applytheir findings in basic applied psychology. The application of thebasic methods in conduction of the psychological research may yieldsimilar or various outcomes that may be in psychological treatment.

Inthe article, Research training, the author opines that theevidence-based practice would be effective if research is doneparallel to the empirical evidence. Research, should be done onsmaller groups to get certain or near-precise results if appliedpsychology is to succeed effectively as part of clinical andindependent mental health treatment. The article, psychologicaltreatments, also opines that evidence-based practice amongpsychologists is applied, although some practitioners administeredtreatment without reference to empirical data. The article`s mainpoint of view is to address the issues surrounding evidence-basedpractice in psychology and how to improve the relations betweendisciplines.

BauerM.R in the article, Implications in Research and Research Trainingassume presence of relevant medical and psychological literaturemakes it difficult for practitioners to access the best EBP evidenceat the single-study level while dealing with multiple issues. DozoisD.J also argues EBP formulates a requisite guideline used to tacklesome heretofore unsolved issues in clinical research.

Iconcur with the views of Dozois D.J, that the evidence-basedpractice, EBP, in psychology does offer the requisite guidelines foraddressing past, present and future means of dealing with issues. EBPensures that research findings are with clinical treatment inpsychology. According to Anderson (2006), incorporation of the bestresearch findings in clinical psychology, will ease the formulationof treatment for clinical applications. In conclusion, evidence-basedpractice in psychology should be developed to tackle situations thatmay arise clinically or externally. Importance should be accorded tothe acquisition of data based on smaller groups, while conducting theresearch, ensuring data is certain.


Anderson,N. B. (2006). Evidence-based practice in Psychology.