Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence–Based Practices: Training and Consultation as Implementation Strategies
Article first published online: 13 JUN 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 2, pages 152–165, June 2013
How to Cite
[Clin Psychol Sci Prac 20:152–165,2013]
- Issue published online: 13 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 13 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 20 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 15 SEP 2011
- evidence-based practices;
- ongoing support;
To provide effective treatment for individuals with mental health needs, there is a movement to deploy evidence-based practices (EBPs) developed in research settings into community settings. Training clinicians in EBPs is often used as the primary implementation strategy in these efforts, despite evidence suggesting that training alone does not change therapist behavior. A promising implementation strategy that can be combined with training is consultation, or ongoing support. This article reviews the literature on consultation following initial training. A model of consultation is presented as well as preliminary findings regarding effective consultation techniques. Future directions are offered.