PRACTICE-BASED EVIDENCE LAB
從實務經驗出發 • 以體證作為依歸
The Practice-Based Evidence Lab [實務體證研究室] in the Department of Counselling and Psychology at Hong Kong Shue Yan University was designed from the ground up. The PBE lab espouses the bottom-up research paradigm to complement the top-down evidence-based practice paradigm, thereby forming an evidence cycle to build a more complete knowledge base of psychotherapy practice, research, and training.
The lab is equipped with human-centred, digital technology-assisted facilities:
A fully furnished counselling room with digital devices, where participants can quickly relax and engage in the psychotherapy/supervision process in a natural setting, thereby enabling high quality psychotherapy and supervision research;
Unobtrusive physiological measure - pioneering to incorporate infrared thermal imaging into the collection of experiential evidence (體證) in psychotherapy encounters;
Livestreaming, in lieu of a one-way mirror, for real-time micro-level psychotherapy observation and supervision training; and
Technology-assisted synchronization, management, coding, and analyses of multimedia psychotherapy data.
To enhance the integrated scientist-practitioner function of counselling psychologists that training, research, and practice activities are intertwined; and
To advance the counselling psychology profession in Hong Kong through technology-assisted, practice-based evidence research and training.
1) Build a practice-informed, bottom-up research evidence base for psychotherapy and clinical supervision;
2) Advocate practice-based evidence (PBE) research that starts with the practitioner (clinical supervisor) by bringing curiosities arising from day-to-day psychotherapy and supervision into research, and then through research find the answers and solutions to guide and improve practice;
3) Facilitate knowledge transfer in practitioner-researcher partnership to foster effective psychotherapy, training and clinical supervision, as well as inspiring new research directions that are relevant, valid, and responsive to the multifaceted, real-world practice.
4) Offer research/studentship opportunities to master's and doctoral students in counselling psychology to cultivate the scientist-practitioner mindset in their professional work;
5) Produce localized psychotherapy and assessment training material; and
6) Promote interdisciplinary and inter-institutional dialogue and collaboration in practice-based psychotherapy and supervision research and training.