College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

On the Dissemination of Clinical Experiences in Using Empirically Supported Treatments.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2014

Keywords

Clinical Trials, Empirically Supported Therapies, Evidence-Based Practice, Practice Research Networks, Psychotherapy Research.

Publication Title

Behavior Therapy

ISSN

0005-7894

Volume

45

Issue/No.

1

Abstract

This article addresses the long-standing gap that has existed between psychotherapy research and practice and the efforts that have been made to bridge it. It also introduces one such effort, which has consisted of 3 clinical surveys on the experiences of practitioners in using empirically supported treatments for panic disorder, social anxiety, and OCD. In contrast to attempts to close the gap by disseminating research findings to the clinician, the clinical surveys are intended to allow for practitioners to disseminate their clinical experiences to the researcher-and also to other clinicians. What we view as a "two-way bridge" initiative is a collaboration between the Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of the APA, and the Psychotherapy Division of the APA-Division 29. The mechanism that has been established provides a way for clinicians to be a part of the research process, which we hope will provide evidence that can help to enhance our clinical effectiveness.

DOI

10.1016/j.beth.2013.09.007