Behavioral Rehearsal for Analogue Fidelity: Feasibility in a State-Funded Children’s Mental Health Initiative

Shannon Dorsey*, Aaron R. Lyon, Michael D. Pullmann, Nathaniel Jungbluth, Lucy Berliner, Rinad Beidas

*Corresponding author for this work

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A substantial number of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) are available, but are delivered infrequently in public mental health. To improve the quality of care, some states and systems have focused on EBT training; however, these efforts have rarely included objective measurement of clinician fidelity because of feasibility issues. The primary goal of the current study was evaluating the feasibility of the behavioral rehearsal (BR) method to assess “analogue fidelity” in a children’s mental health quality improvement initiative. Results indicated low—but representative—clinician participation. Participants demonstrated greatest improvement at post-training with maintenance or decreases at 6-months (post-consultation). Implications for future use of BR are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-404
Number of pages10
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2017


  • Behavioral rehearsal
  • Consultation
  • Fidelity
  • Implementation
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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