SCIENCE INFORMED APPROACH

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The GSU Clinical Psychology Program holds an annual “Research Day” symposium in which graduate students present their research to other students, faculty and clinical supervisors.  This year’s keynote address, entitled “Embedded Mixed-Methodology for the Development and Implementation of a Nurse Burnout Intervention” was presented by Nikita Rodrigues, M.A. (right), shown here with her mentor and collaborator Lindsey Cohen, Ph.D. (left).

The assessment and counseling services offered by the GSU Psychology Clinic are based on the best available scientific evidence and practices for psychologists. All clinicians use a scientific approach in their delivery of services.

This approach is based on:

  • strong critical thinking and methodological skills
  • an understanding of the science of human behavior
  • awareness and sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • evidence based methods of assessment and intervention

Essential aspects of this approach include assessing the impact of clinical services through ongoing outcome measurement, seeking out emerging scientific findings to improve practice, and consulting with colleagues to maximize the effectiveness of clinical services.