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Child Play Therapy

Evidence Based Practice Guide

Evidence Based Practice can be practiced using the 5 'A' step approach.

EBP 5 A diagram

We have a complete library guide to Evidence Based Practice, go and have a look there for how to:

  • Access the Evidence
  • Appraise the Evidence
  • Apply and Audit
  • and much more!

EBP Resources

Cochrane Library
Contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Licensing and Resource Information

The Joanna Briggs Institute
An International not-for-profit Research and Development Organisation specialising in Evidence-Based resources for healthcare professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health. Licensing and Resource Information

Evidence-Based Child Therapy

A website developed for child therapy professionals, parents, and others concerned with the mental health and welfare of children with access to  accurate, peer reviewed research findings relevant to child therapy. This website aims to provide greater visibility for the evidence base for play therapy interventions and provide a venue for disseminating research on a global scale.

Resources for understanding EBP


How to read a paper: Papers that summarise other papers (systematic reviews & meta-analyses)
Greenhalgh, Trisha. BMJ. 1997. 315(7109). p.672