Evidence Based Approaches For The Practitioner

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Lead the field in client care through the practice of evidence-based approaches.  Many practice what they call evidence-based when indeed it is some other approach with no evidence behind it.  Such experiments are not an option when it comes to human subjects.

Be the professional focused on applying skills proven to produce desired outcomes.  Join us at EPB Society’s ongoing training and education programs online or somewhere near you to stay current on industry skills and developments.

  • Raise the bar on quality care.
  • Minimize patient relapse and eliminate readmissions and reincarcerations through effective discharge.
  • Cut costs and redeploy resources efficiently.
  • Get the right training you need to confidently practice your craft.

Interested in becoming a Certified Evidence Based Practitioner (CEBP)?

Certification for Evidence-Based Professionals

The EBP Society's Certification for Evidence-Based Professionals (CEBP) is a training and self-study program followed by a half-day proctored exam. This process provides individuals with a standard method to become Certified Evidence-Based Professionals (CEBPs), and it recognizes the abilities and accomplishments these individuals have demonstrated in the area of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices. The Certification program creates progressive professional development and provides an outstanding opportunity for individuals to become highly knowledgeable and skilled in evidence-based approaches.

Purpose of Certification and Eligibility

The Certification program is designed to recognize and advance the performance level of practitioners working in justice system agencies and organizations, as well as human and social services. The program enhances the capabilities of these individuals and the agencies within which they work; aids in the recruitment and retention of skilled and talented staff members; and enables participants to become part of a nationwide network of professionals devoted to improving their productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness, along with enhancing the performance of their agencies and organizations.

Becoming a CEBP is open to anyone who meets the minimum educational/work requirements and is currently employed, or intending to be employed, at a justice system or human/social service agency or organization that utilizes evidence-based approaches.

Once certified, CEBPs are required to continue their education and professional development, and renew their certification every 3 years.

Certification requires a combination of face-to-face and online training; required and recommended reading; and successful completion of a half-day proctored exam.

Recertification requires a combination of face-to-face and online training, along with submission of a satisfactory written paper.

Application, Admission, and Certification Process

For admission to the program, the minimum educational/work requirements are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of relevant professional work experience, OR
  • An Associate’s degree and 3 years of relevant professional work experience.

Submitting an application is the first step toward becoming a CEBP.  To process your application, you are required to complete and submit the following items:

  1. Standard application form and application fee
  2. A 500 word statement about why you want to become a CEBP

Complete the standard online application request indicating your interest in becoming a Certified EBP. 

Attach and submit your 500 word statement.

Processing Your Application

Your application may take up to two weeks to be processed. Thereafter, via email, you will receive an admission decision and further information about the following certification requirements:

  • Continuing Education (CE) training hours earned through EBP Society, or other recognized provider. A minimum of 20 CE credits earned through face-to-face conference and workshop training is required, PLUS a minimum of 10 CE training hours earned through online training, plus required and recommended reading. Applicants will receive credits for prior CE earned through Joyfields Institute. In addition, the following types and numbers of CE credits are required as part of the 40 total minimum CE credits:
Evidence-based Organizations (face-to-face training):

20 Training Hrs.

OR  
Evidence-based Practitioner Skills (face-to-face training): 20 Training Hrs.
PLUS  

Required Reading (See below) & Online Training on Evidence-based Organizations & Practitioner Skills:

20 Hrs.
Total minimum CE credits required:                                                40 credits
  • 10 Hours of required and recommended readings to prepare for the exam.
  • Exam fee, dates, and locations. The half-day (4-hour) proctored exam will be given on dates and locations where EBP Society or an EBP Society Approved provider is offering conferences and workshops. The exam will be graded in a timely manner by faculty associated with an EBP Society Approved or Joyfields Institute.  A minimum total score of 80% is required to pass the exam. 

Candidates who complete the steps above and successfully pass the exam will become Certified Evidence-Based Professionals (CEBP). A letter will be sent confirming your status as a CEBP, along with a certificate and a supervisor notification form.  CEBP's will be recognized online the EBP Society website and in literature produced and distributed by EBP Society / Joyfields Institute.

Certification Cost

Total cost of certification is based on the application fee of $50.00; costs to attend and participate in trainings provided by Joyfields Institute or EBP Society; and the exam fee of $300.00. For more information about an estimated total cost of certification, please contact Joyfields Institute.

Recertification

Certification as a CEBP through Joyfields Institute lasts for 3 years. During this time, CEBPs are expected to continue their professional development and enhance their professional work experience. Recertification can be earned through the following process:

  • Completion of further Continuing Education (CE) credits through Joyfields Institute for Professional Development. A minimum of 20 CE credits earned through face-to-face conference and workshop training is required for recertification, along with a minimum of 6 CE credits earned through online training. These credits must be earned after initial Certification has been awarded. In addition, the following types and numbers of CE credits are required as part of the 30 total minimum CE credits:
Evidence-based Practitioner Skills (face-to-face training): 20 Training Hrs.
PLUS  

Required Reading (See below) & Online Training on Evidence-based Organizations & Practitioner Skills:

10 Hrs.
Total minimum CE credits required:                                                30 credits
  • Submit a standard recertification application form and application fee of $50.00, along with a 2,000 word paper that discusses your use of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices, opportunities you recognignize for your ongoing development, and how your work and your agency or organization have benefited from you becoming a CEBP.

Required and Recommended Readings

Required:

Myers, D. L. (2013). Becoming an evidence-based organization: Demonstrating leadership and organizational growth. Johns Creek, GA: Joyfields Institute for Professional Development.
http://joyfields.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88:books-ebos&catid=2:uncategorised

Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change (2nd edition).  William R. Miller & Stephen Rollnick

http://www.guilford.com/books/Motivational-Interviewing/Miller-Rollnick/9781609182274

Motivational Interviewing: Core Skills for Durable Change To Occur. Mark Lowis, MINT

https://www.joyfields.org/store/2-uncategorised/88-books-ebos

 

Recommended:

Bazemore, G. (2006). Measuring what really matters in juvenile justice. Alexandria, VA: American Prosecutors Research Institute.
http://www.ndaa.org/pdf/measuring_what_really_matters_06.pdf

Carey, M. (2010). Coaching packet: Continuous Quality Improvement.  Silver Spring, MD: Center for Effective Public Policy.
http://cepp.com/documents/Center-for-Effective-Public-Policy-Coaching-Packets.pdf

Carter, M. M. (2010). Coaching packet: Engaging in collaborative partnerships to support reentry. Silver Spring, MD: Center for Effective Public Policy.
http://cepp.com/documents/Center-for-Effective-Public-Policy-Coaching-Packets.pdf

Carter, M. M., Gibel, S., Giguere, R., & Stroker, R. (2007). Increasing public safety through successful offender reentry: Evidence-based and emerging practices in corrections. Silver Spring, MD: Center for Effective Public Policy.
http://nicic.gov/Library/023247

Carter, M. M. (2011). Evidence-based policy, practice, and decision-making: Implications for paroling authorities. Washington, DC: National Institute of Corrections.
http://cepp.com/documents/Parole-Essentials-Practical-Guides-For-Parole-Leaders.pdf

Domurad, F., & Carey, M. (2009). Coaching packet: Implementing evidence-based practices.  Hatboro, PA: Center for Effective Public Policy.
http://cepp.com/documents/Center-for-Effective-Public-Policy-Coaching-Packets.pdf

Guevara, M. , Loeffler-Cobia, J., Rhyne, C., & Sachwald, J. (2010). Putting the pieces together: Practical strategies for implementing evidence-based practices. Washington, DC: National Institute of Corrections.
http://nicic.gov/Library/024394

Harp, C., Bell, D., Bazemore, G., & Thomas, D. (2006). Guide to developing and implementing performance measures for the juvenile justice system. Alexandria, VA: American Prosecutors Research Institute.
http://www.ndaa.org/pdf/performance_measures_jj_system_06.pdf

Kempker, G. (2010). Coaching packet: A framework for offender reentry. Silver Spring MD: Center for Effective Public Policy.
http://cepp.com/documents/Center-for-Effective-Public-Policy-Coaching-Packets.pdf

Lipsey, M. W., Howell, J. C., Kelly, M. R., Chapman, G., & Carver, D. (2010). Improving the effectiveness of juvenile justice programs: A new perspective on evidence-based practice. Washington, DC: Center for Juvenile Justice Reform.
http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/resources2/cjjrpublications/ebppaper.html

Rossman, S. B., & Winterfield, L. (2009). Coaching packet: Measuring the impact of reentry efforts. Silver Spring MD: Center for Effective Public Policy.
http://cepp.com/documents/Center-for-Effective-Public-Policy-Coaching-Packets.pdf

Stroker, R. (2011). Paroling authorities’ strategic planning and management for results. Washington, DC: National Institute of Corrections.
http://cepp.com/documents/Parole-Essentials-Practical-Guides-For-Parole-Leaders.pdf

Stroker, R., & Giguere, R. (2010). Coaching packet: Establishing a rational planning process. Silver Spring MD: Center for Effective Public Policy.
http://cepp.com/documents/Center-for-Effective-Public-Policy-Coaching-Packets.pdf

 

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