This unit focuses on the knowledge, techniques and interventions associated with evidence-based psychological practice. The aim of the unit is to introduce students to the scientist-practitioner model and the concept of what constitutes evidence-based practice (EBP) in psychology. Students will be introduced to a range of commonly used interventions and develop their abilities to critically evaluate the literature and scientific evidence supporting a range of psychological treatment interventions for various psychological disorders. In addition, students will also focus on how client characteristics (e.g., culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, and religion) may impact treatment and the need to consider these factors in EBP, as well as reflect on their own characteristics that may impact treatment. Other issues such as the therapeutic relationship, therapist skills and client acceptance of treatment will also be discussed. The aim of the unit is the development of the knowledge and skills required for best practice and quality assurance in applied psychological practice.