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A Large-Scale Dissemination and Implementation Model for Evidence-Based Treatment and Continuing Care

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Clinical Psychology Science and Practice (Impact Factor: 2.92). 03/2011; 18(1):67-83. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.2011.01236.x
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ABSTRACT Multiple evidence-based treatments for adolescents with substance use disorders are available; however, the diffusion of these treatments in practice remains minimal. A dissemination and implementation model incorporating research-based training components for simultaneous implementation across 33 dispersed sites and over 200 clinical staff is described. Key elements for the diffusion of the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach and Assertive Continuing Care were: (a) three years of funding to support local implementation; (b) comprehensive training, including a 3.5 day workshop, bi-weekly coaching calls, and ongoing performance feedback facilitated by a web tool; (c) a clinician certification process; (d) a supervisor certification process to promote long-term sustainability; and (e) random fidelity reviews after certification. Process data are summarized for 167 clinicians and 64 supervisors.

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