Departmental Papers (Psychiatry)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

6-2009

Publication Source

The Behavioral Therapist

Volume

32

Issue

5

Start Page

97

Last Page

101

Abstract

There exists an ongoing movement to transport empirically supported treatments (ESTs), developed and evaluated in research clinics, to service providing clinics. ESTs refer to psychological interventions that have been evaluated scientifically (e.g., randomized controlled trial; RCT) and satisfy the Chambless and Hollon (1998) criteria (Kendall & Beidas, 2007). Dissemination research encompasses both dissemination (purposeful distribution of relevant information and materials to clinicians) and implementation (adoption and integration of EST in clinical practice) of ESTs (Lomas, 1993). However, for a variety of reasons (Addis & Krasnow, 2000; Riley, Schuman, Forman-Hoffman, Mihm, Applegate, & Asif, 2007), resistance to dissemination and implementation exists. We focus on training therapists in ESTs (i.e., dissemination). Thus, a key question arises: Do current training efforts practice in the community (i.e., reading a manual and attending a brief training workshop) effectively influence therapist behavior in those who are naïve to fundamental principles of an EST?

Copyright/Permission Statement

Originally published in The Behavioral Therapist © 2009 ABCT. Reproduced with permission.

Comments

At the time of this publication, Dr. Beidas was affiliated with Temple University, but she is now a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Date Posted: 04 October 2017