Evidence –based practice is an approach used by various disciplines in the psychology and health fields (Roth, Fonagy, Parry, Target, & Woods, 1996). This psychology practice is based on several principles. The main principles are two namely, the research study should be the base of every decision made by practitioners and that the research studies which influence the decision making process should be approved according to the specific norms guided by evidence based practices (Kratochwill, & Shernoff, 2003). It is also guided by three basic components namely; expert’s opinion, scientific evidence and client perspective. This practice is used in the field of psychology in various ways. Basing on the fact that psychology is a science which requires facts and research, use of these methods may proof viable and reliable.
The king of practice when used in psychology platform obligates the practitioners to follow various standards in their psychological approaches and techniques (Gambrill, 1999). These procedures and standards should always be based on valid and reliable research evidence. In some practices among the psychological practitioners, it is clear that the other therapy approaches may be better than others (Webb, 2001). It was in such conditions where researchers should compile a report on facts and results as evidence with the conclusion (Levant, & Hasan, 2008). It simply means that a comparison of the valid therapy should always be done. Therapies should be supported by research based evidence in order to approve them to be viable. In this case, therapies supported by two or more evidence from different settings are considered efficacious and specific
It is however, unfortunate that most practitioners in the field of psychology fail to follow the evidence based practices model. In this case, they claim to follow them on the therapies they prescribe to their patients while in real sense, they have not followed it. It makes them recommend therapies which are less efficient and working to their patients (Horner, Carr, Halle, McGee, Odom, & Wolery, 2005). In such a case, what happens is that the training each psychology practitioner undergoes is different. It is discovered that not all the training platforms offer this approach method. On the other hand, most patients are unaware of such an approach. It makes the victims of the circumstance (Michie, Johnston, Abraham, Lawton, Parker & Walker, 2005).
There are several members of the society which benefits from this quality based method. The first person who benefits is the patient (Bond, Becker, Drake, Rapp, Meisler, Lehman, & Blyler, 2001). The victims always practice therapies that have a high standard of action. It is because after being tested under the evidence –based method, only the efficient therapies pass the test thus ensuring good results to the patients (Whaley & Davis, 2007). On the other hands, practitioners who believe and uphold the medical oath benefit from this practice. It is because it a good test to ensure they recommend quality therapies to their clients.
Evidence –based practice is an important approach in the psychology field which ensures that the decisions made by practitioners are efficient and victims friendly. The practice also ensures quality and professional approach of psychology issues (Biesta, 2007). Patients and victim are the biggest beneficiaries of this program. It is as well as the honest practitioners. It is important for the practitioners to ensure they follow the principles of the program to ensure quality services for their clients.