Jo Ellen Patterson, PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of San Diego; RichardB. Miller, PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University; Stefanie Carnes, PhD, Marriage and Family, University of San Diego; Shanna L. Wilson, MA, Kings View Counseling Services, Fresno, CA.
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS
Article first published online: 1 MAY 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 183–195, April 2004
How to Cite
Patterson, J. E., Miller, R. B., Carnes, S. and Wilson, S. (2004), EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 30: 183–195. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2004.tb01233.x
- Issue published online: 1 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 1 MAY 2007
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.