Mental Health Evidence-Based Practice Resources

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is based on the integration of critically appraised research results with the clinical expertise, and the client’s preferences, beliefs and values. Based on systematic reviews from experts in the field, the following topic specific mental health resources provide a comprehensive review of evidence-based findings to support practice.  

 Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses ∙ Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias ∙ Children’s Mental Health ∙ Evidence Tools

Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses

Practice Guidelines: Adults With Serious Mental Illness (purchase online)

May/June 2011 Special Issue of AJOT on Mental Health: Adults with Serious Mental Illness Practice Guidelines Cover

Additional AJOT Published LiteratureMental Health

Critically Appraised Topics on Persons with Serious Mental Illness:

Early Interventions:
Employment and Education:
Stigma and Self Stigma:
Areas of Occupation:
Health and Wellness:

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Practice Guidelines: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Neurocognitive Disorder (purchase online)

September/October 2017 Special Issue of AJOT on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Major Neurocognitive Disorders:

AJOT Evidence Connection: Alzheimer's Disease

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Critically Appraised Topics on Alzheimer's Disease:

Children's Mental Health  Mental Health for Children and Youth Practice Guidelines Cover

Practice Guidelines: Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children & Youth(purchase online)

November/December 2013 AJOT Article: Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children and Youth

Critically Appraised Topics: Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children and Youth

Evidence Tools and Resources

Evidence Perks: Update on Mental Health - Evidence-Based Programs Online

Evidence Exchange: A central repository for Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs) and related resources. The Evidence Exchange includes opportunities for members to participate as CAP Submitters as well as CAP Reviewers on an ongoing basis.

Evidence-Based Resource Directory: An online resource that links users to Internet sites related to the evidence-based practice of occupational therapy.

Journal Club Toolkit: The go-to resource for planning and implementing a journal club. This toolkit consists of an array of documents and resources to develop and hold journal clubs across practice settings and programs.

Research Opportunities Tables: The tables provide information on priority research areas to help guide the research topic planning process. 

Everyday Evidence Podcast Series: Brief, digestible interviews with experts to discuss how evidence affects everyday problems.