Evidence-Based Psychological Practice

Are you looking for mental health treatment for yourself or a loved one? It is common to select a psychotherapist based on their availability in their schedule or desired fees. However, have you ever considered the importance of having a psychotherapist who could provide you with the type of treatment that would work specifically for the type of problems you are struggling with? Are you aware of what treatment works for your or your loved ones’ mental health problems?
Psychotherapists may have received their trainings from different “school of thoughts” or treatment approaches on how to effectively reduce clients’ psychological symptoms and functional impairments. Some of these treatment approaches are based on scientific evidence that indicates success in symptom reduction and improvement in quality of life for a significant number of individuals suffering from the same problems. However, some treatments are offered with little or no scientific evidence.

Evidence-based practice refers to adherence to psychological treatment approaches and strategies that are based on scientific evidence. One of the most commonly-used approaches for the treatment of psychological problems among children, adolescents and adults involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Another approach that has shown promises for difficult-to-treat psychological problems is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

You could learn more about evidence-based cognitive and behavioral practices by visiting Skills Based Resources

For more information about the effectiveness of DBT and for whom DBT may work, please visit DBT Research Evidence and How DBT Helps

At Wise Mind Centre, we are committed to provide evidence-based psychological treatments with competence and compassion.

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change"

Carl Rogers

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