Evidence Based Practices

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New report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presenting a framework for bringing evidence-based psychosocial interventions into clinical practice to improve outcomes for people with mental health and substance use disorders

Nine ASAM Performance Measures for the Addiction Specialist Physician

APA Clinical Practice Guidelines APA practice guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Evidence Based Practices and Multicultural Mental Health

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP): NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. 

SAMHSA's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) on the Web: This guide provides a list of Web sites with information about specific EBPs or reviews of research findings. It could be helpful to stakeholders seeking to promote awareness of current research and to increase the implementation and availability of evidence-based practices (EBPs). 

National Association of State Mental Health Directors Research Institute (NRI): NRI routinely conducts research on various aspects of state mental health agencies from financial matters, clinical services, staffing, mental health service systems, and outcomes. NRI concurrently facilitates the application of evidence-based research findings and data-based decision making to the management and delivery of public mental health services. Also publishes information on Definitions and Issues regarding EBPs.  

Turning Knowledge into Practice: This manual has been developed to provide a practical approach to moving the mental health field forward. It is written with specific audiences in mind, clinicians and administrators in provider organizations and their chief partners. The manual is general enough to provide a broad perspective of how to move evidence-based practices into everyday use, and is detailed enough to be useful to those who make change happen regardless of the  area of human services.  

Therapy Advisor: Promoting Scientifically-Based Psychotherapy: Information for consumers and providers on effective psychosocial treatments. 

National Implementation Research Network: The National Implementation Research Network is located at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, a part of the University of South Florida. The mission of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) is to close the gap between science and service by improving the science and practice of implementation in relation to evidence-based programs and practices.  Their website contains the most current review of the literature on implementing evidence-based practices, to-date. 

The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health: More information about Evidence-based Practices and Practice-based Evidence.

Choosing the Right Treatment- What Families Need to Know about Evidence-Based Practices (for children): This guide was designed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to inform families on evidence-based practice (EBPs) in children's mental health and to share information on an array of treatment and support options.

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