Evidence-Based Practices

SCCMHA is committed to implementing and sustaining evidence-based practices (EBPs) while shifting resources away from ineffective or less effective services and supports based on the following beliefs and values:

  • Judicious use of evidence-based services and supports can lead to optimal functioning for consumers and their families, which, in turn, can promote independence and satisfactory participation as full citizens in community life.
  • Consumers and their families have a right to be educated about optimal treatments and supports and to make informed decisions regarding receipt of interventions and services.

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is a clinical intervention that has a strongly rooted scientific foundation and produces consistent results in assisting consumers achieve their desired goals or outcomes when implemented to fidelity. An evidence-based practice is comprised of three components: (1) the highest level of scientific evidence; (2) the clinical expertise of the practitioner, and (3) the choices, values and goals of the consumer. 

Overview of evidence-based practices - Click here for a printer-friendly brochure.

Evidence-Based Practices, Models, and Best Practices for Adults with Mental Illness (Please note that these links will take you away from the SCCMHA website)

Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices, Models, and Best Practices for Children Adolescents and their Families