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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

Evidence Based Practice: Assisting Patients with Schizoaffective Disorder

In order to provide quality mental health care, practitioners throughout the health care system must be up-to-date on the most current research and treatment modalities within their field of practice. Evidence-based practices (EBP) interventions with demonstrated research that supports the interventions are quickly becoming a standard of care for social workers in practice settings. Evidence-based practice (EBP), or empirically based practice, both relate to the concept of the integration of practice methods and increased knowledge of research methods. More specifically, evidence based social work is the mindful, systematic identification, analysis, evaluation and synthesis of evidence of practice effectiveness, as a primary part of integrative and collaborative process concerning the selection and application of services to target client groups(Cournoyer, 2004). Information will be presented regarding the findings of EBP when working with patients with Schizoaffective Disorder.

Presenter: Jeffrey Footer (Graduate Student)
Topic: Social Work
Location: 316 MetroCenter
Time: 6 pm (Session VI)

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