These Best practice programs use the best available research on clinical skills to improve client outcomes. EBPs take into consideration the context of client characteristics, culture, and preferences, as well as enhance public health by applying empirically supported principles of psychological assessment, case formulation, therapeutic relationship, and intervention.
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is an evidence-based repository and review system designed to provide the public with reliable information on mental health and substance abuse interventions. The purpose of NREPP is to help people learn more about available evidence-based programs and practices and determine which of these may best meet their needs. NREPP is one way SAMHSA is working to improve access to information on evaluated interventions and reduce the lag time between creation of scientific knowledge and its practical application in the field.