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Description: This session will provide an overview of evidence-based practice and the use of evidence-based treatment interventions in children’s mental health. Key ethical issues inherent in evidence-based practice process will be discussed in relationship to the delivery of child and adolescent mental health services. NOTE: This program may be counted towards ethics requirements for license renewal.


Trainer: Sarah E. (Betsy) Bledsoe, PhD, MPhil, MSW, is Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She has been studying and writing about evidence-based practice in social work and social work education for almost two decades. Her other scholarly and practice interests include, broadly, child, adolescent, and maternal mental health and intervention research. She currently teaches courses on brief treatment, child and adolescent mental health, differential diagnoses, and interpersonal psychotherapy.



Learning Objectives:

Participants completing this event will be able to:

  1. Define evidence-based practice and evidence-based treatment interventions and distinguish between the two;
  2. Identify connections between evidence-based practice and ethical practice in the treatment of child and adolescent mental health;
  3. Discuss key ethical dilemmas in the implementation of evidence-based treatment interventions.

Winston-Salem Clinical Lecture Series, a joint program of UNC School of Social Work and Northwest AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine

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