SCIENCE INFORMED APPROACH
Sharon Shih gives a presentation of her research at the Clinical Psychology Program’s annual Research Day entitled “An exploratory mixed methods study of mindfulness in adolescents diagnosed with chronic pain.”
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.