Visiting the Clinic: A Child and Family Tale

  • Rosalyn BertramEmail author
  • Suzanne Kerns


This chapter prepares readers for a review of the history of evidence-based practice debates and definitions and a subsequent examination of common myths and misconceptions that will be addressed by facts. In this chapter, an allegorical story of an African-American family and their daughter begins to differentiate evidence-based practice from eclectic approaches, as well as child-centered, family-centered, and family-driven practice.


Child-centered Cochrane reviews Eclectic approach Evidence-based practice Family-centered 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor, School of Social WorkUniversity of Missouri–Kansas CityKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Research Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social WorkUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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