Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Panel #462
Evidence Based Practice Reviews: Clinical Psychology
Monday, May 26, 2008
3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Boulevard B
Area: CBM/TPC; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Mike P. Twohig (Utah State University)
ANDREW BUSCH (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
CLINT FIELD (Utah State University)
JASON BRIAN LUOMA (University of Nevada, Reno)
DOUGLAS W. WOODS (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
Abstract: Behavior therapy has played a major role in the development of empirically supported interventions for clinical psychology. In fact, the majority of clinical interventions that are considered empirically supported have come out of the behavioral tradition. Currently, procedures exist that help determine whether a treatment package is considered empirically supported. This is a fantastic advance in helping determine effective treatments, but it does not capture all aspects of clinical interventions that are considered important for good clinical outcomes. Just as behavior therapy played a major role in the development of empirically supported treatments, we can continue to play a role in the refining of the evaluation process. This panel will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the current system, discuss alternative possibilities for evaluation of treatments, look at therapeutic practices that are known to be important in clinical psychology such as the therapeutic relationship, and discuss best practices for dissemination of these interventions.



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