Evidence-Based Practice: as important as looking where you’re heading when you’re driving

1 module


Dr William Davies



In this distance learning module from APT, you'll learn about evidence-based practice, practice, based evidence, and how to use them to help monitor and track the progress your patients make. We are rightly encouraged to base our practice on established evidence, and yet there isn't a protocol for every condition that every patient arrives with, so we lean heavily on 'practice-based evidence' - obtaining evidence from our practice and the patient we are working with. It is crucially important to do because without it we may be heading in the wrong direction - doing the patient more harm than good - but with it we are both encouraged and empowered.

This module is part of the exciting Higher Order Therapy series of one hour modules. Each consists of an audio lasting 15-30 minutes, plus an exercise and resources for you to you use and practice with afterwards. The series is so named because it features all the 'higher order' factors that make therapy successful. If you examine the leading therapies they overlap to a fascinating degree, so by studying all the overlapping elements and then 'picking off' the elements that are unique to each particular therapy you achieve an extraordinary power and breadth in your ability to help others. And this is what the Higher Order Therapy series enables you to do. 

If you are an experienced therapist looking at the Higher Order Therapy modules you will quickly be able to see the ones you are proficient at and the ones you maybe need to brush up on, and that's exactly what you can do here. 

Every module in the Higher Order Therapy series is designed to be accessible, relevant and engaging, so encouraging both novice and expert therapists alike to develop exactly those elements they want to.

Finally, don't be misled by the price; you may feel that the low price suggests these are not serious modules whereas in fact they very much are. The APT's purpose is to make the best, most relevant and engaging training accessible to as many mental health professionals as possible.



To access the course straightaway, click ‘add to cart’ to purchase by card or PayPal. (If you are ordering the course for somebody else, or a group, create an account and select ‘Bulk Purchase’ once you have proceeded to cart.)

If you would like to be invoiced please click here (once the invoice has been paid or upon receipt of an official Purchase Order, we can then grant access to the course).


To understand the importance - and limitations of - evidence-based practice.

To understand the role of practice-based evidence.

To be able to easily practise using both of the above.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 1 hour CPD

Learning Credits

Evidence Based Practice
{{ vm.helper.t('reports.module') }}
Added about 2 months ago, by Anonymous
It was quite a short course as the audio is only 20 minutes long. But a good starting point for considering evidence based practice
Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
Very informative
Added 4 months ago, by Anonymous
Interesting to think about why we collect evidence.
Added 6 months ago, by Niamh
Added 8 months ago, by Anonymous
Added almost 3 years ago, by Shana
I was great to have the difference between evidence-based practice, and practice-based evidence explained
Added about 3 years ago, by Laura
Well explained and very useful
Added over 3 years ago, by Anonymous
Really useful course highlighting the importance of measuring progress in your clients
Added over 3 years ago, by leanne
I enjoyed the course but I thought I would have been set some kind of test so I can received a certificate.
Added over 3 years ago, by Anonymous
Very insightful

Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty