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Psychology
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Psychology 2320A/B
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Semester
Winter

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Abnormal Psyc Class 4 Jan 31 1/31/2013 11:32:00 AM Empirically Validated Treatments • Approach to patient care that considers and synthesizes empirical evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values. • Chambless Task Force on “Training In and Dissemination of Empirically Validated Psychological Treatments” (1995)  4 grades of support: o Well established as efficacious o Probably efficacious o Possibly efficacious o Anything else Well-Established Definition • Well-described treatment (e.g. manualized) • Well-described patient population (e.g. diagnosis) • 2+ independent, rigorous treatment outcome studies (e.g. Randomized Controlled Trials, multiple “considerable” series of single-case ABAB designs) that consistently show significant improvement (greater than control). Characteristics of RCTs • Empirical evidence is derived through randomized controlled trials  Treatments are usually designed for a single Axis One disorder  Patients are screened to maximize homogeneity of dx  Treatments are manualized and of brief or fixed duration  Outcome: symptom reduction  Random assignment to a wait list (control) and treatment group while controlling for confounding variables. List of Empirically Validated Treatments • For adults:  http://www.psychology.sunysb.edu/eklonsky- /division12/treamtents.html Examples of EVTs (empirically validated treatments) • Behaviorally-base
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