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Module 1: EBP Introduction and Overview


Overview of Module 1:

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Module 1 Handout: 

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Overview


I. Definition of EBP (Use handout)

a. Brief history of EBP
b. Major motivations to use EBP
c. Brief overview of different models
d. Highlight Gibbs model: Steps as a general guide (Use handout)
e. What we mean when we say “evidence”

-research evidence
-practitioner experience
-client preference
-agency mission and values

f.  Disconfirming and confirming evidence (keeping an open mind)
g. Feedback from the group/questions/any tweaking necessary?





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