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215 | From Intake to Termination: Integrative Evidence-based Assessment and Clinical Practice

Clinical Assessment, Research, and Evidence-based Practices, Thursday 9/14 2:15 – 3:30 PM, Workshop Tracks


William Hathaway, Ph.D.



Approved For CE

Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Approved For CME/CEU

Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners




This session discusses the role of evidence-based assessment in clinical practice from a faith-integrative perspective to aid psychologists, licensed mental health professionals, and medical professionals when working with Christian clients. Current definitions of evidence-based assessment (EBA) and practice (EBP) are first considered. A Christian reflection on EBA and EBP is offered that finds theological and biblical warrant for the evidence-based paradigm with some caveats. EBA is both a guide and precursor to intervention and the type of intervention itself. The iterative form and approaches to EBA appropriate for each stage of practice, from intake to termination, will be examined. Examples of existing EBA tools and strategies pertinent to implicitly and explicitly integrative Christian practice are reviewed. The session concludes by applying current Christian integrative EVA approaches or tools to clinical scenarios to facilitate integrative EVP.

Learning Objectives

1. Define evidence-based assessment
2. Differentiate the role of evidence-based assessment in each stage of evidence-based practice
3. Apply current Christian integrative, evidence-based assessment approaches and tools to clinical scenarios with Christian clients
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