News Archives: Clinical Practice Guidelines Development*

APA’s progress in developing treatment guidelines is described in an ongoing series of articles in the Monitor and newsletters produced by various APA and APAPO offices:

* Note: APA has adopted new terminology aimed at bringing its labeling of guidelines in accord with that of other health care organizations. The term "clinical treatment guidelines" has been replaced by "clinical practice guidelines." Further, the term "practice guidelines" has been replaced by "professional practice guidelines." Clinical practice guidelines are focused on specific disorders and interventions, while professional practice guidelines are mainly concerned with how practice is conducted with particular populations or in particular settings.