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ERIC Number: EJ779532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Applied Epistemology and Professional Training in a Science-Based Cultural Enterprise
Hoshmand; Lisa Tsoi
Counseling Psychologist, v31 n5 p529-538 2003
Receptiveness toward evidence-based practice such as proposed by Chwalisz (2003) (this issue) is a function of how one defines the discipline and how one views counseling and psychotherapy. By acknowledging the dual nature of therapeutic psychology as a science-based cultural enterprise, one may be able to overcome schisms in the field and related resistance to the role of research in practice. This view calls for a broader definition of evidence and the criteria and processes involved in its evaluation. This article suggests that scientist-practitioner training and evidence-based practice can be strengthened by more attention to the applied epistemology of research and practice. Implications of this perspective for the professional culture and professional discourse and socialization are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A