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ERIC Number: EJ878965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0194-472X
Creating Synergy in Practice: Promoting Complementarity between Evidence-Based and Postmodern Approaches
Jacobs, Stephanie; Kissil, Karni; Scott, Dalesa; Davey, Maureen
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v36 n2 p185-196 Apr 2010
Postmodern and evidence-based practice (EBP) are compared and contrasted with the primary aim of adapting evidence-based practice with a more flexible epistemological lens. We begin by reviewing the epistemological underpinnings of postmodern and EBP within the field of marriage and family therapy (MFT). We next discuss how these contrasting philosophies inform therapists' traits and practice in the context of translational research and practice-based evidence. Finally, we point toward some promising directions for a flexible adaptation of evidence-based practice in which both modern and postmodern clinicians can practice, and ways to incorporate some of these more flexible principles into the clinical training of MFT students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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