Clinical Supervision in Effectiveness and Implementation Research
Article first published online: 22 MAR 2013
© 2013 American Psychological Association. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc., on behalf of the American Psychological Association.
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Volume 20, Issue 1, pages 44–59, March 2013
How to Cite
[Clin Psychol Sci Prac 20:44–59, 2013]
- Issue published online: 22 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 22 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 11 NOV 2012
- dissemination and implementation science;
- school-based services;
The role of clinical supervision in the larger-scale implementation of effective mental health treatments has begun to attract attention in effectiveness research and implementation science. Clinical supervision approaches demonstrated to support the implementation of effective treatments could provide a fruitful basis for adaptation to the contours and implementation of other interventions. The adaptation of the Multisystemic Therapy supervision model to support the implementation of an innovative, experimental mental health service model called Links to Learning is described. An observational study provides the platform for consideration of the extent to which the Links supervision model was implemented as intended and of challenges to Links implementation illuminated by the supervision process. Implications are considered for research on supervision as a tool to effect the implementation and outcomes of effective treatment and service models in community practice contexts.