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One of the most significant debates in clinical psychology in the past decade has been focused on evidence-based practices (Berke, Rozell, Hogan, Norcross, & Karpiak, 2011). This debate occurs in clinic, research, academic, and administrative settings and currently represents a primary dimension of the training of future clinical psychologists. Melchert (2007) states that the intensity of this disagreement interferes with the recognition that scientific credibility has had on the overall success of professional psychology, as well as the recognition that the growth of psychology in general has been largely based on developments in professional psychology.

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Timothy Razza, Psy.D., assistant professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida and his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. His clinical experience has included providing direct services, clinical supervision, and coordinating a variety of mental health programs within a community mental health setting. He has also served as the director of an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited pre-doctoral internship program in clinical psychology. His clinical and academic interests include psychological assessment, evidence-based treatment of anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders in children and adolescents, assessment of suicide in children and adolescents, and the stigma of mental illness.

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