Aim of PsycBITE

The aim of PsycBITE is to enable clinicians to quickly identify, evaluate and implement evidence-based interventions for psychological issues experienced by people with acquired brain impairment. Also, the database enables students and researchers of different disciplines to find articles which might be relevant to their field of study.

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How did PsycBITE start?

In response to the interest of the Motor Accidents Authority of New South Wales in promoting evidence-based practice in clinical settings, our team made a submission for a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a database specifically for cognitive and behavioural therapies for psychological problems/issues after acquired brain impairment. Outcome of this study? Since 2004, the PsycBITE database has been providing clinicians, researchers and students from various disciplines with up-to-date, evidence-based information on treatment for people with acquired brain impairment.

Members of the original team are a multidisciplinary group of researchers in Sydney, Australia, each of whom has many years of clinical experience in the management of people with acquired brain impairment:

Kiri Winders, Maria Kangas, Regina Schultz and Kate Smith participated in the development of the database.

PsycBITE was launched on 7th July 2004