2020 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Showcase

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Keywords

Psychology--Decision making; Evidence-based medicine;

Abstract

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is using clinical judgement to apply the best evidence to clients’ cases as applicable, improves client outcomes, and aligns with healthcare standards. Practitioners may not fully engage in or understand EBP. Cultivating students’ positive attitudes towards EBP during their graduate education may increase their knowledgeable engagement in EBP later as professionals. This study investigated potential factors influencing students’ attitudes. Students with more favorable attitudes were in more interactive, research-focused, clinical programs with professors’ and self-identification with CBT orientation. Future research could explore possible causes for these findings to improve psychologists’ education and continual training.

Start Date

17-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2020 4:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Seth Brown

Department

Department of Psychology

Student Type

Graduate Student

File Format

application/pdf

Available for download on Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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Psychology Commons

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Doctoral Psychology Students' Attitudes Toward Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is using clinical judgement to apply the best evidence to clients’ cases as applicable, improves client outcomes, and aligns with healthcare standards. Practitioners may not fully engage in or understand EBP. Cultivating students’ positive attitudes towards EBP during their graduate education may increase their knowledgeable engagement in EBP later as professionals. This study investigated potential factors influencing students’ attitudes. Students with more favorable attitudes were in more interactive, research-focused, clinical programs with professors’ and self-identification with CBT orientation. Future research could explore possible causes for these findings to improve psychologists’ education and continual training.