Title

Use of Opinion Leaders and Intensive Training to Implement Evidence-Based Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment in the Community

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Keywords

substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, technology transfer, opinion leader, manualized treatment

Abstract

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.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Use of Opinion Leaders and Intensive Training to Implement Evidence-Based Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment in the Community in Eldon Edmundson & Dennis McCarty (Eds.), Implementing Evidence-Based Practice for Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Disorders, p. 53-74

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