Topping, Keith

Keith Topping is Professor in the School of Education at the University of Dundee. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Sheffield.

Why Psychologists Need to Base Treatment Recommendations on Scientific Evidence. Methodologies for Intervening with Disruptive Adolescents
2010 0-7734-3775-4
This book describes research that sought to clarify if the professional practice of educational/school psychologists is evidence-based when recommending interventions for disruptive adolescents who are diagnosed as seriously emotionally disturbed. Two lines of investigation were employed. First, a literature search using three distinct methodologies - a systematic literature review, a meta-analysis of studies and a best evidence synthesis. Second, a survey of a large sample of school psychologists. All aspects of the literature search confirmed that the current research on effective treatments for seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents is extremely limited.

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