Therapists play a crucial role in the dissemination of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies (EBPs) such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the success of the implementation can depend on the proficiency of their performance. However, therapists often have reservations about the implementation process, such as concerns about the validity of new treatments, overloaded work schedules, and limited time for training. Even with training, clinicians may struggle to incorporate new skills into their therapeutic repertoire and may lack confidence in their ability to do so. The effective implementation of EBPs in community mental health requires cognitive and behavioral changes in newly trained therapists.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information.The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on September, 2014