CO-OP: An Evidence-Based Approach
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the term used in healthcare to indicate that practitioners are using the best available evidence to ensure that the interventions they provide have undergone a rigorous scientific review process. This process is sometimes referred to as going from ‘bench’ (the laboratory desk) to ‘bedside’ (hospital bed, in the clinic, etc.). Therapies that are not evidence-based should be treated with skepticism.
CO-OP is an evidence-based approach in three ways:
- It’s theoretical foundations are based on evidence,
- The Approach itself has been researched, with dozens of peer-reviewed publications, and
- Individual therapists who use CO-OP with individual clients do assessments and collect evidence throughout the intervention to ensure that the client is learning cognitive strategies and acquiring their chosen skills.
CO-OP has a solid theoretical foundation and research repeatedly demonstrates its success.