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Committee on Practice Guidelines

The Committee on Practice Guidelines provides close oversight of various practice guideline related projects and is responsible for actualizing the work of the projects. The specific charge to the committee includes:

  • Defining the APA guideline development process and ensuring adherence to the process
  • Identifying areas in which patient care and clinical decision making can be optimized by evidence based recommendations, and selecting and prioritizing topics for practice guidelines
  • Providing direction and advice on issues arising during guideline development and the work of guideline writing groups
  • Approving submission of finalized guidelines to the APA Council on Quality Care, Assembly, and Board of Trustees for Association approval
  • Providing expertise and education in evidence based guidelines development to APA members and components as well as other professionals in the mental health field
  • Advocating for development, dissemination, and implementation of practice guidelines and promoting educational and training efforts to assist patients and clinicians in health care decisions.

Staff Liaison

Jennifer Medicus, [email protected]

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