EBP: Research Portfolio
Ã¼ Evidence-Based Practice in psychology (EBP) requires the integration of the best available current research with clinical expertise within the context of client characteristics and culture (American Psychological Association)
Ã¼ For this assignment portfolio, students will select research studies that include the following components:
Â· The study was published in a peer-reviewed journal within the last 15 years.
Â· The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy or effectiveness of a treatment approach or intervention related to the practice of psychology pr psychotherapy (e.g., EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-based CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-focused CBT, Culturally-Adapted CBT, Narrative Therapy, Group Therapy, Gottman Method, etc.).
Â· The study uses an experimental research design (either a randomized control trial or quasi-experimental) to evaluate the effectiveness of a treatment or intervention used in psychotherapy.
Ã¼ Students will complete Summary Tables (ST) on research studies (see ST Sample on this CANVAS Module), synthesizing pertinent information including the following
Â· APA Reference
Â· Purpose of the Study
Â· Research Design
Â· Research Question or Hypothesis
Â· Participants (Recruitment, Inclusion Criteria, Characteristics)
Â· Data Collection
Â· Critical Evaluation (e.g., threats to internal/external validity, measurement bias)
1. Select three studies that meet the above requirements. All three studies need to focus on the same treatment modality/intervention.
2. Complete a summary table for each of the selected studies (total = 3 ST)
3. Synthesize the findings in a 500-word summary of the findings across the three studies.
1. Select five studies that meet the above requirements. All five studies need to focus on the same treatment modality/intervention.
2. Complete a summary table for each of the selected studies (total = 5 ST)
3. Synthesize the findings in a 700-word summary of the findings across the five studies.
1. Select two treatment approaches to compare.
2. Select six studies (three per treatment approach selected) that meet the above requirements.
3. Complete a summary table for each of the selected studies (total = 6 ST across two treatment approaches)
4. Summarize the findings in a 1000-word critical evaluation of the six studies. For example,
Ã¼ Compare the efficacy/effectiveness of each treatment approach, as supported by the research evidence.
Ã¼ What is the strength of this evidence? What are limitations of the study designs (e.g., research methodology)
Ã¼ What are the clinical applications of these findings-for whom? For what types of presenting concerns?