Lee M. Williams, PhD, and Jo Ellen Patterson, PhD, Marital and Family Therapy Program, University of San Diego; Richard B. Miller, PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University.
PANNING FOR GOLD: A CLINICIAN's GUIDE TO USING RESEARCH
Version of Record online: 1 MAY 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 32, Issue 1, pages 17–32, January 2006
How to Cite
Williams, L. M., Patterson, J. E. and Miller, R. B. (2006), PANNING FOR GOLD: A CLINICIAN's GUIDE TO USING RESEARCH. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 32: 17–32. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2006.tb01585.x
- Issue online: 1 MAY 2007
- Version of Record online: 1 MAY 2007
The gap between research and clinical practice is one of the key challenges facing family therapy. Clinicians often fail to incorporate research findings into their practice because they do not know how to search, evaluate, or apply research to their clinical work. The purpose of this article is to help clinicians become better consumers of research. This article explores the potential value of research to clinicians, as well as negative beliefs that clinicians may have about research. The article also describes how clinicians can use research to inform their clinical work, as well as potential challenges that can be encountered.