The following web sites are devoted primarily to the presentation of best practices in behavioral health.
Expert Consensus Guidelines
Psychiatric treatment guidelines for the most difficult questions facing clinicians
National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC) is an Internet Web site intended to make evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related abstract, summary, and comparison materials widely available to health care professionals. NGC is operated by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [AHCPR]) in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP).
American Psychological Association
Society of Clinical Psychology: A Guide to Beneficial Psychotherapy
This website has been developed by the Committee on Science and Practice of the Society of Clinical Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association, to provide brief descriptions of various psychotherapies that have met basic scientific standards for effectiveness.
- Empirically Validated Therapies
- Manuals for Empirically Supported Treatments
NIH Consensus Development Program
The NIH Office of Medical Applications of Research (OMAR) manages the NIH Consensus Development Program, the focal point for evidence-based assessments of medical practice and state-of-the-science on behalf of the medical community and the public.