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Evidence-Based Practitioner Masterclass (Optional Certification)

Core & Advance Skills for Direct Services

Program Outline

This program has been developed as formal education for client-facing professionals in human, social and justice services fields. It teaches skills in the common elements of evidence-based approaches that practitioners must prioritize for helping clients they serve to acquire or strengthen their ability to perform critical life functions they may have “lost”. These skills are essential in any life domain for helping recipients of services to incrementally improve versus “punishing” or "rehabilitating".

The common elements in EB approaches shift practice from diagnostic, problem, and clinically driven approaches to “partnering” as an advanced skill.

“Partnering” is a term that operationalizes a deeper knowledge and skillful application of sophisticated facilitation skills by the practitioner. This moves the skills of the practitioner beyond expert knowledge of disorders and their remedies, to a level of facilitation that enables the person being served to benefit from the contact moment - in any method, program, or practice. Participants in this program will be in a position to.

  1. Identify the common elements in “evidence-based” practices
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform Strength-Based Strategies
  3. Demonstrate Evidence Based Interventions for each of the 3 differing levels of readiness
  4. Complete the process for “Evidence Based Practitioner” certification

Learning Goals & Objectives

Participants in the program will receive formal education in how to help their clients regain or strengthen their ability to perform critical life functions necessary to thrive in any life domain and ultimately be skillful in the application of evidence based and strength centered approaches. Program participants are in a position to;

  • Learn how to plan for continued personal and professional development following formal education. Going beyond just formal degrees and licenses, and learn what to do to insure continued professional development.

  • Get a clearer more advanced understanding of “Evidence based” practice, programs, and interventions - beyond the typical introductory and moderate definitions. Learn what kinds there are, their meaning, what they are for, why they are important, how they work and fit, and how you might apply them, etc.

  • Distinguish between being evidence-based and being intuitive. Learn to move toward recognizing and making use of that which is intuitive in practice.

  • Learn to test and discover the value of intuitive practice in determining when and how to use it as practice-based evidence. Learn to make use of intuition one possesses and move those activities toward becoming evidence-based

  • Evaluate and rate own practice for fidelity and efficacy
  • Develop a plan to improve own practice using the results of a self-evaluation. Make use of the plan developed to improve practice.

  • Learn the various EBP's and their uses in all practice. Learn which are specific to your domain, and work to specialize in the use of one or more for your domain

  • Gain fundamental working knowledge of 2 or more evidence-based approaches relevant to your specific domain, and how they fit together as part of the larger whole.

  • Design and document practices in a manner that helps you adjust the fluid step-by-step logical process and demonstrate the development and adjustment of treatment/service plan in order to facilitate the recovery process. Practitioners must document the way that they practice and understand its purpose to evolve the plan from the beginning to the end, have it show up in a certain way that connects to the reason for the plan, its process and the adjustments for the plan to achieve the intended outcome.

  • Path an annual training and development program for evidence-based practices to deepen knowledge of methods and of the theoretical background for the use of the approaches. Membership in a professional group to foster professional engagement and ongoing development.

At the end of this training participants of this training may choose to become certified as evidence-based practitioner (CEBP) by undergoing a facilitated exam/review process supervised by an approved provider.