Developing an evidence base in clinical psychology

Karina W. Davidson*, Bonnie Spring

*Corresponding author for this work

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We suggest a process for clinical psychologists to collect an evidence base and join the evidence-based movement already underway in many areas of medicine. To illustrate this process, we review the history of cholesterol discovery, evaluation, and management as an evidence-based process, extracting lessons applicable to the field of psychology. By examining these lessons and building consensus, clinical psychologists can advance the movement along an evidence-based practice continuum, improve client care, build a more informative evidence base, and promote equitable reimbursement for psychological practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-271
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Clinical psychologists
  • Evidence-based practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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