119 7 Local models of EBP implementation I’d say MST, Multi-Systemic Therapy by Scott Henggeler. Well promoted, good evidence-based practice, but their approach is very expensive, and in a civil service county environment…You know, some of the larger counties have been able to implement that, perhaps with the grant. We ended up choosing alternate, less expensive approaches that might serve a similar target population. So we use the public domain Intensive Case Management model based on the New York model to help treat many of our court wards at risk of
75 5 Social networks and EBP implementation I go monthly to the Children’s System of Care meeting in Sacramento. And that’s where other people in similar administrative positions to myself who are responsible for children’s mental health services, we chew on these kinds of things. We discuss these kinds of things. And, you know, we have presentations, and so forth. So that is my peer group. And that, uhm, certainly provides a lot of information to me in making decisions. (Mental health services director) In this chapter, we examine in detail the role of
189 10 A transactional model of implementing EBP We will use the results from the study, but it is not really about practice alone for us. The big benefit is that it begins to change the culture of the agency. It becomes a learning agency. We become an agency that has the wherewithal to develop new programs informed by research. We get to be a co-creator; we get to be an innovator. We get to be part of the group that advances the field. In addition, having your name on the research makes it easier to get funding to support the programs. It also has an
99 6 Use of research evidence and EBP implementation Family Functional Therapy is the evidence-based program that we had some data from the California Institute of Mental Health and also some websites that look like it was being implemented in Los Angeles County, and we had some contact with them and CIMH and we looked at the research and it looked very promising. So, we made a decision. We were pretty happy with it, the Family Functional Therapy, to move forward with this, so that’s what we did. And it hasn’t disappointed us…My assistant chief talked
59 4 EBP implementation in child welfare and child mental health There is a type of foster care that would like to contract through our county, to open up in this county, and it’s evidence-based practice that comes out of Oregon. And the Department of Children’s Services likes it, but in talking with other providers and looking at their materials, their costs for training are extraordinary and their fidelity requirements are extraordinary, and consequently, even if I had a grant to pay for it, I’d be less likely to support it than some models. (Mental
169 9 Cultural exchange and EBP implementation I think that in the community mental health sectors, so many of the clients we serve have multiple diagnoses, multiple problems, multiple risk factors and so much of the research seems focused on more single diagnoses, single risk factors, so I continue to think that it’s important for researchers to do what they’re doing but continue this trend of moving towards real-world situations and trying to find alternative methods of researching in real-world environments, or else the gulf between researchers and
271 Reconstructing evidence-based practice: an investigation of three conceptualisations of EBP Tina M. Olsson English This article uses programme theory reconstruction to investigate three conceptualisations of evidence-based practice (EBP). The first two are taken directly from the literature and contrasted with a third taken from a relevant policy programme. The article argues that ‘evidence-based practice’ is not a homogeneous concept, and that interested parties within research, practice and policy may not have a shared vision of EBP even though they
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