Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology

Evidence-based practice is the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture and preferences.

The APA Council of Representatives adopted a policy statement on Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology at their August 2005 meeting. Additionally, Council received the report written by the task force. Both the policy statement and report were written by a diverse group of members, went through extensive review and public comment before being present to Council.