The Implementation of Mental Health Evidence Based Practices from the Educator, Clinician and Researcher Perspective

Victoria Stanhope, Ellen Tuchman, William Sinclair

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    Within the different arenas of social work practice, community based mental health is among the most advanced in terms of defining a set of evidence based practices (EBPs). Social workers play a major role in the delivery of community based mental health and are at the forefront of efforts to implement these practices through state and federal initiatives. One such initiative is The New York Office of Mental Health Evidence Based Project, which is designed to increase the knowledge and skills related to evidence-based practice among New York's mental health human services workforce. The project had a social work component, which trained students in implementing EBP's through specially designed curricula and field placements. The students participating in the project encountered numerous challenges in the field including lack of agency "buy-in" and infrastructure support; inadequate training and resources; poor supervision; and provider resistance. From the multilevel persapectives of educator, clinician and researcher, this paper addresses these challenges and makes recommendations to facilitate the implementation of EBPs.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)369-378
    Number of pages10
    JournalClinical Social Work Journal
    Volume39
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

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    Mental Health
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    Social Work
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    Keywords

    • Evidence based practices
    • Mental health services
    • Severe mental illnesses
    • Social work education

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    The Implementation of Mental Health Evidence Based Practices from the Educator, Clinician and Researcher Perspective. / Stanhope, Victoria; Tuchman, Ellen; Sinclair, William.

    In: Clinical Social Work Journal, Vol. 39, No. 4, 01.12.2011, p. 369-378.

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    Stanhope, Victoria ; Tuchman, Ellen ; Sinclair, William. / The Implementation of Mental Health Evidence Based Practices from the Educator, Clinician and Researcher Perspective. In: Clinical Social Work Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 369-378.
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