Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an interdisciplinary approach to clinical practice that use mental and behavioural health interventions for which systematic empirical research has provided evidence of effectiveness as treatments for specific problems. EBP promotes the collection, interpretation, and integration of valid and applicable patient-reported, clinician-observed, and research-derived evidence.
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