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Evidence Based Practice: An Overview

Daryl Mahon (Outcomes Matter, Ireland)

Evidence Based Counselling & Psychotherapy for the 21st Century Practitioner

ISBN: 978-1-80455-733-4, eISBN: 978-1-80455-732-7

Publication date: 9 February 2023


In the last chapter, I introduced the reader to the concept of empirically supported treatments and some of the research methods of providing evidence for the effectiveness of these interventions. Unfortunately, the field seems to place much importance on the techniques and methods used by the practitioner, when the reality is that there are a vast amount of components and variables that contribute to change in effective psychotherapy. In this chapter, I move beyond the idea of the treatment method and explore the idea of evidence based practice (EBP) in its entirety. The reader will be provided with a description of EBP as a tripartite model. While it is beyond the current chapter to delve in depth into each aspect of EBP, the chapter does act as an excellent introduction providing the practitioner with key learnings to build on.



Mahon, D. (2023), "Evidence Based Practice: An Overview", Evidence Based Counselling & Psychotherapy for the 21st Century Practitioner, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 15-25.



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