Four Considerations for Dissemination of Intervention Innovations
Article first published online: 11 MAY 2006
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Volume 11, Issue 4, pages 364–367, December 2004
How to Cite
Chorpita, B. F. and Nakamura, B. J. (2004), Four Considerations for Dissemination of Intervention Innovations. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 11: 364–367. doi: 10.1093/clipsy.bph093
- Issue published online: 11 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 11 MAY 2006
- Received April 1, 2004; accepted April 16, 2004.
- empirically supported treatments;
- dissemination of intervention innovations
The current paper offers four considerations related to Stirman, Crits-Cristoph, and DeReubis' (this issue) insightful review on general theories relevant to the dissemination of psychological interventions and major obstacles associated with the dissemination effort. Readers are asked to consider (a) the notion that the dissemination of a psychological intervention is not equivalent to unidirectional product delivery, (b) the importance of examining local uncontrolled evidence alongside controlled research evidence, (c) design strategies to facilitate adapting evidence-based interventions for community settings, and (d) fostering working partnerships between laboratories and the communities.