Beginning evidence-based practice for teaching, research, and non-clinical psychology

Christensen, Steven A. and Lamont-Mills, Andrea (2007) Beginning evidence-based practice for teaching, research, and non-clinical psychology. In: 42nd Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2007, 25-29 Sep 2007, Brisbane, Australia.


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[Abstract]: The aim of this presentation is to extend our consideration of evidence-based practice in psychology. To date the focus of evidence-based practice has been to make clinical treatments more accountable (Levant, 2005). But, similarly, evidence-based practice can be applied to make the practices of psychologists in teaching, research, and non-clinical settings accountable. However it is not immediately obvious how to begin this move. It becomes clearer by broadening the range of evidence being considered for eliciting best practice. Say, in contrast to elevating the status of particular individuals as teaching, research, or consulting experts. This focuses on the evidence of practice rather than assigning authority to exemplary individuals. This can be accomplished by collecting naturalistic data and using it to display normative and exceptional practices. Conversation analysis provides a methodology and discursive psychology offers a conceptual framework for eliciting best practices. This is a starting point because discourse is central to teaching, research, and consulting activities in psychology. Data from two cases – an extract from a semi-structured research interview and an extract from a first consultation between a psychologist-client will be used to illustrate this.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited according to Publisher's requirements: 'This is an electronic version of a paper presented at the 42nd Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society.'
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2008 01:35
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychology, evidence-based practice, conversation analysis
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis

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