PSYC624 - Evidence-Based Practice for Psychologists

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation

The profession of psychology is critical in modern society as psychologists have the professional training and clinical skills to help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health problems. In order to employ empirically supported treatments effectively to help their clients, psychologists need to be able to consult the research literature and use research methods to evaluate their own practices. This unit is therefore designed to help provisional psychologists become competent scientists and practitioners who operate in line with the scientistic-practitioner model of evidence based practice.

This unit will focus on a variety of methodological approaches to research. In addition to the principles and procedures governing the use of statistics in clinical research, it will cover qualitative and quantitative research methods research designs including single-case designs and their application to clinical research, and methods to evaluate service delivery.

The aim is to provide students with research and analytic skills to support their own research projects, as well to provide skills to support evidence based practice in their careers as psychologists, including assessing client progress.