"Evidence-based practice in psychology (EBPP)is the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences. EBPP promotes effective psychological practice and enhances public health by applying empirically supported principles of psychological assessment, case formulation, therapeutic relationship, and intervention to all professional practices". (Libguide, 2020)*
In the past, numerous individuals of the community have made statements of the lack of supports and services that actually help them. Many have felt that even though they have completed programs and received certificates, that is all that they are is a certificate of a completed program with the individual coming out no better than when they started. Others have found some success in the programs that they have gone through, but felt with more time they could have done better. BOI seeks to address the short-comings and include the achievements of programs that have existed before seeking to achieve the same goals with the programs provided here. Evidence based approach would seek to replicate a program in its entirety and achieve those same positive results by using what is known to work. BOI seeks to partially replicate processes of previous programs and alter them by prolonging them.
Our evidence is within the cries of the community of not being given enough time to make the changes, not being supported enough after completion, not being provided all that they needed to be fully self-sufficient.
BOI answers those cries with longevity of instruction, longevity of support, longevity of alumni support, and a case-by-case progression through the program instead of a “one shoe fits all” perspective. BOI is person-centered and meets each individual’s needs within their programs to ensure that upon completion, they have more than just a certificate to show for their efforts, they are a reflection of change.
*Libguide, 2020, Psychology: Evidence Based Practice. https://libguides.library.usyd.edu.au/c.php?g=508123&p=3476968