Increasing the Relevance of Evidence-Based Treatment Review to Practitioners and Consumers

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  • Kristin M. Hawley,

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    1. University of California, Los Angeles
      Address correspondence to Kristen M. Hawley, Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, University of California at Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095–1563. E-mail: hawley@ucla.edu
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  • John R. Weisz

    1. University of California, Los Angeles
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Address correspondence to Kristen M. Hawley, Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, University of California at Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095–1563. E-mail: hawley@ucla.edu

Abstract

Numerous obstacles complicate efforts to identify evidence-based treatments and disseminate them to practicing clinicians, and thus to their clients. The multi-disciplinary, statewide effort by Bruce Chorpita and the Hawaii Task Force addresses a number of these obstacles very thoughtfully, taking significant steps toward bridging mental health research and practice. We highlight lessons derived from their work that can be applied by other groups engaged in evidence review and we note methodological challenges that continue to require close attention by all of us engaged in evidence review and treatment classification.

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