Evidence-Based Practices

What is an Evidence-Based Practice?

An evidence-based practice (EBP) is a clinical intervention that has been consistently shown in research projects to assist consumers in achieving their desired goals of health and wellness.

How many Evidence-Based Practices are there?

Although there are several EBPs in the social service and mental health fields, there are currently six EBPs that best fit the needs of our members. These six are also being implemented nationally to strive for excellence and consistency in delivery of the service. Research to date has shown that these methods are the best and most effective ways to increase consumer outcomes in these domains.

Illness Management and Recovery

Teaches consumers about illness, strategies for treatment, how to decrease symptoms and relapses, and how to make goals toward recovery.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Intensive outreach that assists members in skills training and offering support to help consumers stay out of the hospital and able to live in the community.

Supported Employment

Assists members with training and support who desire competitive employment in the community. Learn more about supported employment.

Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment

Practice of treating and addressing both mental illness and substance abuse disorders at the same time and at the same place.

How is Thresholds implementing Evidence-Based Practices?

Thresholds is on the cutting edge with implementing Evidence Based Practices. Thresholds has been running successful Assertive Community Treatment teams for decades and has had a focus on Supported Employment for over 10 years. In the past five years, Thresholds has started to implement Wellness Management and Recovery (WMR, also known as Illness Management and Recovery) and Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment.

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