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Title: Student Survey Results: How Do Students View the World of Evidence Based Practices in Psychology


1
Student Survey Results How Do Students View the
World of Evidence Based Practices in Psychology?
  • Aaron Luebbe, Alison Radcliffe,
  • Tamora Callands Debbie Green
  • 2007 CUDCP Mid-Winter Meeting

2
Background and Purpose of the Survey
  • Evaluate students awareness and views of
    Evidence Based Practices in Psychology (EBPP)
  • Evaluate students current use of EBPP
  • Identify potential areas for increasing use of
    the EBPP model in training

3
The Survey
  • Demographic Information
  • Defining EBPP students views versus the
    literature
  • EBPP
  • Familiarity with and learning
  • Application and practice

4
Sample Demographics
  • N 1,353
  • 80.4 Female
  • 80.0 Caucasian
  • 6.0 Hispanic / Latino
  • 5.7 Asian / AsianAmer.
  • 3.6 African-American
  • 2.3 Biracial
  • 2.6 Other
  • Age
  • M (SD) 27.6 (5.0)
  • Range 21 60 years
  • Years Enrolled
  • M (SD) 3.31 (1.77)
  • Expected Graduation Date
  • 11.7 2006 / 2007
  • 22.3 2008
  • 23.6 2009
  • 23.0 2010
  • 14.2 2011
  • 5.3 2012
  • Highest Expected Degree
  • 88.4 Ph.D.
  • 7.4 Psy.D.
  • 2.6 M.A.

5
Students Definition of EBPP
  • Only 5 were able to accurately define EBPP
  • The vast majority of students (91) described
    only one component of EBPP, most often EST
  • A few students (4) were incorrect

6
A Few Good Answers
  • I have no idea what this is referring to.
  • Empirically supported treatments
  • Selecting treatments for which research has shown
    to work effectively for what you are treating,
    rather than selecting treatments based on the
    clinician's preference
  • Utilizing therapies that have received empirical
    support as to their efficacy (i.e. met the
    Chambless criteria)
  • I would equate it to the practice of empirically
    supported treatments, or at least, treatments
    with some research indicating possible efficacy
    or effectiveness.

7
A Few (More) Good Answers
  • Practices that show evidence of treatment
    efficacy in a specific population for a specific
    problem. EBP have largely omitted socio-cultural
    nuances.
  • Research support, manualized treatment, removal
    of unique therapist-client variables
  • I see that term as being used in two different
    ways. One way the term is used is as a synonym
    for empirically-supported treatments. Another
    way the term is used, and one I find easier to
    embrace, is to refer to a clinician's explicit
    efforts to seek evidence, confirmatory and
    disconfirmatory, for each patient's progress
    during therapy, and then efforts to adjust and
    alter therapeutic approaches based on that
    evidence.

8
EBPP EST
  • Randomized Control Trials
  • Independent research group
  • Manualized treatments
  • I don't understand the difference between EBP and
    EST

9
Misconceptions
  • A movement in opposition to the Empirically
    Supported Treatment movement that allows clinical
    judgment and client preference to impinge on the
    best empirical evidence.
  • Research with real world-populations

10
EBPP, Our Definition
  • While there is overlap between ESTs and EBPP, it
    appears that many students do not understand the
    difference between the two
  • The rest of the responses are based on the
    following definition of EBPP, as provided in the
    survey
  • Evidenced-based practice in psychology (EBPP) is
    the integration of the best available research
    with clinical expertise in the context of patient
    characteristics, culture, and preferences.

11
To what extent are students familiar with EBPP?
Over 80 of students reported being at least
somewhat familiar with EBPP. Although students
were provided with the APA task force definition
of EBPP, open-ended definitions call into
question whether students really are familiar
with EBPP.
12
Discussions of EBPP in classes and clinical
placements
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
13
Students opinions about EBPP
  • Most students (88.3) agree with the principles
    of EBPP at least somewhat.
  • But, fewer feel as comfortable in their ability
    to practice EBPP (comfort is positively
    correlated with years in program, r.40).

14
To what extent have and will EBPP influence
student activities?
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
15
EBPP- Applications and Practice
  • What evidence do students use in their clinical
    work?
  • How well are programs doing in providing training
    in specific components of EBPP?

16
How do students stay up to date with innovations
in clinical-related research?
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
17
How do students stay up to date with innovations
in clinical-related research?
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
18
What are students reading?
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
19
What are students reading?
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
20
What guides students treatment planning?
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
21
What guides students treatment planning?
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
22
What guides students treatment planning?
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
23
Students opinions about training in specific
components of EBPP?
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
24
Students opinions about training in specific
components of EBPP?
5 A lot 1 Not at all
Mean Rating
25
Connecting the dots
  • Students appear to view EBPP as a growing
    movement that will shape their future in the
    field and they report being familiar with EBPP.
  • Yet, misconceptions about what the EBPP movement
    is and how to implement it remain prevalent.
  • Further, most students do not yet feel
    knowledgeable enough about EBPP to put it into
    practice.

26
More disconnects
  • Students are looking in the right places for
    their evidence they read scientifically sound
    data, such as RCTs, meta-analyses, and systematic
    reviews.
  • Yet, they do not appear to view these as useful
    when planning treatments compared with
    supervisors input and client-specific evidence.
  • Despite high ratings for most aspects of their
    training, how to use client-specific evidence was
    rated lower than other areas.

27
Recommendations
  • More attention to distinguishing EST from EBPP
    and educating how the two work in concert
  • Help students to look for evidence in novel
    places (case studies, ethnographic research) when
    research may not be available in other areas
  • Encourage supervisors to increase didactic and
    real-world training in EBPP in practica /
    externships
  • Students want increased training in multicultural
    issues, interpersonal skills, and working with
    client preferences

28
Acknowledgements
  • Bev Thorn
  • Barb Walker
  • David DiLillo
  • CUDCP Board
  • Student Liaisons
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