Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies in Youth Mental Health Services: Results from a National Survey of Providers

Evelyn Cho, Phillip K. Wood, Erin K. Taylor, Estee M. Hausman, Jack H. Andrews, Kristin M. Hawley

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Abstract

Previous surveys indicate infrequent use of evidence-based treatment (EBT) manuals in usual care youth mental health, but the extent to which providers use core and common EBT strategies and what contextual factors impact EBT strategy implementation need further study. In a national, multidisciplinary survey of 1092 youth-serving providers, providers reported regular use of many EBT strategies. Provider learning theory orientation, more recent degree, more standardized and ongoing assessment use, more positive attitudes toward innovation and evidence, fewer low-income clients, and perceptions that their agency valued quality care and provided fewer training resources predicted more frequent EBT strategy use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-81
Number of pages11
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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