Clinical Guidelines

Cascade Provider Panel

Clinical Guidelines

Cascade Provider Panel

Practice guidelines are intended to assist clinicians in clinical decision–making and to improve client care. They also document evidence available to determine appropriate care. A practice guideline is not a “standard of care.” The ultimate judgment regarding a particular clinical procedure or treatment plan must be made by the clinician in light of the clinical data presented by the client and the diagnostic and treatment options available.

American Psychological Association (APA) has approved as policy a variety of professional practice guidelines and related criteria. These guidelines address psychological practice with particular populations or in particular areas without focusing on specific disorders or treatments. In addition, they have developed guidelines for recommended clinical interventions. Recommendations are based on a systematic review of the scientific evidence, a weighing of the benefits and harms of interventions, consideration of what is known about patient values and preferences, and consideration of the applicability of the evidence across demographic groups and settings.

Cascade provides the guidelines on this page as a resource and recommends that our network providers follow these guidelines.

You can find further information and view all APA guidelines on their website at: https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/