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Locating the Best Online Research

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

All psychologists recognize that clinical practice should be predicated on the best available research integrated with the clinician’s expertise within the context of the particular patient. Practice should draw guidance from the very best research. Yet, so much of the research literature feels inaccessible and overwhelming, too removed and too large to guide what we […]

Liability for Failure to Supervise Adequately: Let the Master Beware

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

To meet entry level requirements for independent professional practice, mental health professionals are required to obtain relevant supervised experience under an experienced professional.1 For example, clinical psychologists in training programs approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) obtain a minimum of 400 supervised practicum hours of training (number of hours no longer specified in current […]

Psychology and Patient Safety: Legal Risks in Error Reporting and Safety Improvement Activities

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

INTRODUCTION Patient safety has assumed a prominent role in medicine since the Institute of Medicine Report was released in November 1999.[1] Recognition of medical error as the predominant mechanism by which patients in the United States [1] and around the world [2,3,4] are injured provides an extremely important insight into the operation of the medical […]

Evidence-Based Practice In Psychology

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

The international juggernaut of evidence-based practice is gradually and inexorably surrounding professional psychology. Evidence-based practices (EBPs) have profound implications for practice, training, and policy. What earns the privileged designation of “evidence-based” will increasingly determine, in large part, what we practice, what we teach, and what research wins funding. The long past but short history of […]

Integrating the Patient and the Clinician with the Research

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

You have asked a specific clinical question, accessed the research literature, and appraised that research. Now, you integrate that research with the two other pillars of evidence-based practice (EBP): clinical expertise and patient characteristics. This module demonstrates the core skill of integrating the best available research with the clinician and the patient. A fundamental premise […]

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