Evidence-based practices are increasingly viewed as the means for providing the best available mental health care. Mental health services that are based on the best scientific evidence available improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with severe mental illness. This course examines the fundamental principles of evidence-based mental health and the challenges of implementing an evidence-based practice. Clinical decision-making based on evidence enhances mental health practice by providing established treatment protocols to consumers with severe mental illness. This intermediate level course provides an in-depth examination of six evidence-based practices for adults with severe mental illness and instructs the practitioner in implementing these treatments.
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