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Keywords:

  • evidence-based practice;
  • dissemination of innovation;
  • evidence-based treatments;
  • program improvement;
  • mental health innovations

Although the identification of efficacious and effective mental health treatments represents a potentially important synthesis of research literatures, such identification is but a first step in the transport of evidence-based treatments to field settings. Based on multidisciplinary research on the diffusion of innovation articulated by Rogers, this commentary briefly describes characteristics of the innovation and of the social system that may influence the adoption of mental health innovations.