Bridging Disciplinary Boundaries (January 11 - 14, 2007)

Friday, January 12, 2007: 8:00 AM-9:45 AM
Pacific C (Hyatt Regency San Francisco)
Practical Advances in Evidence-Based Practice
Speakers/Presenters:Aron Shlonsky, PhD, University of Toronto
Stephanie Baus, MSW, Tulane University
Stanley McCracken, PhD, University of Chicago
Edward J. Mullen, DSW, Columbia University
Eileen Gambrill, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Leonard Gibbs, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Abstract Text:
The purpose of this roundtable is to share recent developments in the dissemination of evidence based practice and policy. A brief overview of evidence based practice and policy will be given followed by presentations of educational and on the job applications of evidence based practice and policy. Presenters included are actively involved in the teaching and/or dissemination of evidence-based practice. The audience will receive a variety of related handouts including course outlines, prepared Critically Appraised Topics (CATS), and guidelines for integrating information when making decisions. A variety of audiovisuals will demonstrate various applications. We suggest the following organization for this roundtable: l. Brief Overview of EBP. The process of EBP will be defined by concept, operation and example with one example of a Critically Appraised Topic. 2. Approaches to Teaching Components of Evidence-Based Practice. The fundamental components of include scoring question clarity, presenting critically appraised topics, and student reactions to EBP. 3. Integrating Information When Making Decisions. Challenges of integrating information from diverse sources will be reviewed and guidelines for addressing them will be suggested. 4. A Review Regarding Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Teams. Results of a recent review regarding the impact of multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary teams which are applying the EBP process. 5. Implementing EBP Methods in Agencies. Research regarding use of evidence-based practice methods will be described as well as lessons learned implementing EBP in social work agencies.

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