This is the first in a series of posts that will examine evidence-based treatment approaches
It is likely that you have read the study published in 2015 that identified a replication crisis in the body of work published in the field of psychology. This study found that only 39 of the 100 replication attempts were successful. A new study by the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management published in May 2021 might be even more troubling, finding that articles published in leading psychology, economic and science journals that fail to replicate are often the most cited papers in academic research. The combined results of these two studies present a significant challenge to the field, as mental health professionals continue to focus on Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) approaches. If the results of the majority of studies can’t be replicated, and those studies are the most frequently cited, what can mental health professionals do to ensure they are utilizing EBT approaches? Over the next several months we will post a series of blog posts that explore this topic.