Training research: Practical recommendations for maximum impact

Rinad S. Beidas*, Kelly Koerner, Kenneth R. Weingardt, Philip C. Kendall

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Abstract

This review offers practical recommendations regarding research on training in evidence-based practices for mental health and substance abuse treatment. When designing training research, we recommend: (a) aligning with the larger dissemination and implementation literature to consider contextual variables and clearly defining terminology, (b) critically examining the implicit assumptions underlying the stage model of psychotherapy development, (c) incorporating research methods from other disciplines that embrace the principles of formative evaluation and iterative review, and (d) thinking about how technology can be used to take training to scale throughout all stages of a training research project. An example demonstrates the implementation of these recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-237
Number of pages15
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

Keywords

  • Dissemination and implementation
  • Evidence based practice
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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