Use of opinion leaders and intensive training to implement evidence-based co-occurring disorders treatment in the community
substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, technology transfer, opinion leader, manualized treatment
Although several evidence-based substance abuse treatment interventions have been developed in recent years, efforts to translate this new knowledge to practice settings have been largely discouraging. The current study examines results froma SAMHSA/CSAT-funded Practice Improvement Collaborative project in Tampa, Florida, developed to facilitate the implementation of an evidence-based manualized treatment approach for clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. A quasi-experimental design was used to examine the effectiveness of intensive counselor training sessions and use of peer opinion leaders to monitor and superfise counselor's implementation of the manualized treatment approach, in comparison to a standard training session and resource materials provided to counselors.
Scholar Commons Citation
Peters, Roger H.; Moore, Kathleen A.; Hills, Holly A.; and Young, M. Scott, "Use of opinion leaders and intensive training to implement evidence-based co-occurring disorders treatment in the community" (2012). Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications. 411.