About this Research Topic
Evidence-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. EBPP starts with the client and asks what research evidence (including relevant results from Randomized Controlled Trials) will assist the psychologists and mental health practitioners to achieve the best outcome.
The purpose of EBPP is to promote effective psychological practice and enhance public health by applying empirically supported principles of psychological assessment, case formulation, therapeutic relationship, and intervention. Psychological practice entails many types of interventions, in multiple settings, for a wide variety of potential patients. Further, psychologists and mental health practitioners target a variety of problems, including but not restricted to mental health, academic, vocational, relational, health, community, and other problems, in their professional practice.
A sizeable body of scientific evidence drawn from a variety of research designs and methodologies attests to the effectiveness of behavioral and psychosocial interventions on psychological well-being for all ages and different problems. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials are considered to be the highest-quality evidence on a research area because their study design reduces bias and produces more reliable findings.
The goal of this Research Topic is to publish systematic reviews or meta-analyses on the efficacy or effectiveness of behavioral and psychosocial interventions that aim at treating behavioral problems or enhancing the psychological well-being of the participants across the life span. This Research Topic will be extremely beneficial not only because they provide high-quality empirical evidence, but also because it will include extensive references to primary studies relevant to the research area.
This Research Topic encourages Systematic review and/or meta-analysis on the following:
• Focusing on behavioral and psychosocial interventions
• Including psychological well-beings and behavioral health as primary outcomes
Keywords: systematic review, meta-analysis, effects, behavioral, psychosocial, interventions, psychological well-being
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