What Happens After the Innovation Is Identified?
Version of Record online: 11 MAY 2006
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 191–194, June 2002
How to Cite
Henggeler, S. W. and Lee, T. (2002), What Happens After the Innovation Is Identified?. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 9: 191–194. doi: 10.1093/clipsy.9.2.191
- Issue online: 11 MAY 2006
- Version of Record online: 11 MAY 2006
- Received September 7, 2001; revised October 17, 2001; accepted October 17, 2001.
- 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.