Has the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) lost its way?
Dennis Gorman writes: "At the time NREPP was introduced, there was concern that practitioners were using ineffective programs. NREPP requires that programs be evaluated using an experimental or quasi-experimental design and that the evaluation demonstrate an effect on at least one behavioral health-related outcome. It also requires that the results of the evaluation be published in a peer-reviewed journal, other professional publication or comprehensive evaluation report. The purpose of applying these criteria is, presumably, to weed out interventions for which there is no evidence of efficacy or very weak evidence. A look at the current list of NREPP programs suggests that such weeding out is not happening."
Read the Gorman article and then read Dennis Embry's response - Harsh Critics of NREPP Who Fudge Their Homework.