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This book is an attempt to bridge the gap between research on substance abuse treatment programs and what actually goes on in the field of substance abuse treatment. It is aimed at both the academic and practitioner market (as is Perkinson) and it clearly describes how to determine what evidence based practice is and it addresses some of the challenges that practioners and agency directors might face in implementing EBP. The book is well-written and highly practical. It contains two complete case studies that outline two examples of Evidence based practice which will be particularly useful in the course market.
Chapter 5: Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices
Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices
Once the advantages of implementing evidence-based treatment practices are recognized, providers and policymakers often ask: Why evaluate evidence-based approaches—after all, haven't they already been proven? Put simply, it may be even more important to evaluate evidence-based practices. The effectiveness of an evidence-based treatment depends on faithful and complete implementation. There are many reasons why a program or practice may not be implemented precisely as written, but these deviations must be documented in order to either understand why the program was less effective than expected or report back to the field that certain deviations did not impact effectiveness or maybe even improved outcomes.
There are many lessons to be learned about how treatment programs work (or do not work) with ...