Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-based Psychological Treatments

ISBN : 9780195389050

R. Kathryn McHugh; David H. Barlow
304 Pages
161 x 239 mm
Pub date
Apr 2012
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Despite the existence of effective and economical psychological interventions for many mental disorders, the adoption of these treatments in service provision settings worldwide has lagged. A major gap persists between the development and identification of such interventions and their availability to the general public. Building upon the multidisciplinary literature on the science of dissemination and implementation, Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions examines state-of-the-art programs to improve access to psychological interventions. Renowned experts describe leading efforts to facilitate the transport of evidence-based treatments, alongside innovative strategies for achieving the goals presented. Analyzing dissemination and implementation programs that range in aims and scope and include both national and local efforts, this book is divided into two parts. Chapters in Part I provide discussion of the history of evidence-based psychological interventions and the need for dissemination and implementation, an overview of the science of dissemination and implementation, and a review of the effectiveness of methods for clinician training. Chapters in Part II describe leading dissemination and implementation programs internationally, including the procedures and practices utilized and data on outcomes. The book concludes with a chapter by the volume's editors that proposes and discusses ten of the most important future directions for the science and practice of dissemination and implementation in mental health care. A crucial challenge in the field today is to translate the successes of treatment development research into the reduction of the public health burden of mental illness on individuals, families, and societies. This pioneering volume will be central to that effort and an essential resource for mental health practitioners and researchers, as well as decision-makers throughout the mental health care system.


Part I Background
Chapter 1. The Reach of Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions
R. Kathryn McHugh and David H. Barlow
Chapter 2. The Science of Dissemination and Implementation
Sonja K. Schoenwald, R. Kathryn McHugh and David H. Barlow
Chapter 3. Training in Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions
R. Kathryn McHugh and David H. Barlow
Part II Dissemination and Implementation Programs
Chapter 4. The English Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Program: History and Progress
David M. Clark
Chapter 5. Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments in the Veterans Health Administration
Josef I. Ruzek, Bradley E. Karlin, and Antonette Zeiss
Chapter 6. Development and Application of the NCCTS Learning Collaborative Model for the Implementation of Evidence-Based Child Trauma Treatment
Lori Ebert, Lisa Amaya-Jackson, Jan Markiewicz and John Fairbank
Chapter 7. Evidence-Based Practice and Autism: Building Systemic Capacity Based on the National Standards Project
Susan M. Wilczynski, Dennis Russo, and Walter P. Christian
Chapter 8. The Dissemination of Evidence-based Practices by Federal and State Mental Health Agencies
Jeanne C. Rivard, Vijay K. Ganju, Kristin Roberts, and G. Michael Lane
Chapter 9. Sustaining Hawaii's Evidence-Based Service System in Children's Mental Health
Brad J. Nakamura, Charmaine K. Higa-McMillan and Bruce F. Chorpita
Chapter 10. Dissemination of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: An Intensive Training Model
Sara J. Landes and Marsha M. Linehan
Chapter 11. Enhancing Dissemination Outcomes through a Population-Based Approach to Parenting Intervention
Matthew R. Sanders and Rachel Calam
Chapter 12. The Transport and Diffusion of Multisystemic Therapy
Sonja K. Schoenwald
Chapter 13. Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions: Current Status and Future Directions
R. Kathryn McHugh & David H. Barlow

About the author: 

R. Kathryn McHugh, Ph.D., is an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Psychology at McLean Hospital. She received her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2011. Her research focuses on the nature and treatment of anxiety and substance use disorders and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological interventions. David H. Barlow, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He is the editor for the TreatmentsThatWork series of therapist manuals and patient workbooks, as well as the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology.

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