The mission of the Research Team at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS) is to foster a bidirectional relationship between psychological science and practice: We aim to not only use the best available science to inform our clinical practice, but to also ensure that knowledge gained in clinical practice informs psychological science. We view research as a way for our clients’ gains in treatment to have the furthest possible reach, helping clients themselves and their families, as well as others with similar difficulties.
Broadly speaking, we conduct practice-based research that examines what interventions work, how, for whom, and under what conditions, and how best to evaluate clinical change. In addition, by implementing research at EBTCS, we hope to provide a model that inspires others to conduct practice-based research. Above all, we believe that our commitment to research benefits our clients by fostering a scientific approach to each client’s treatment within a clinical setting that aims to provide effective, compassionate care based on the best available evidence.