Disseminating a user-friendly guide: Advancing the science of intervention adaptation and improving access to evidence-based psychological treatment

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Adaptation of evidence-based practices and programs (EBPs) is a necessary component of the implementation process. EBPs must be adapted to function with the constraints of real-world practice settings, providers’ expertise, and patients’ needs. The science of intervention adaptation is hungry for well-defined methods of EBP adaptation to guide decision making. A how-to guide for EBP adaptation titled MODIFI: Making Optimal Decisions for Intervention Flexibility during Implementation, is under development with NIMH funding (F32 MH116623). MODIFI will be disseminated via multiple strategies locally, nationally, and internationally. Dissemination of MODIFI will improve the practice of intervention adaptation by providing practitioners with a how-to guide that is (a) evidence-based, (b) usable, and (c) supported by the expert consensus of implementation practitioners and researchers.

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May 1, 2020 May 1, 2021

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UW Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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Community Mental Health Center/Faith Health Center, Community-Based Organizations, Educational settings (e.g. universities), FQHC, Hospital, Online/remote/social media, Outpatient, Primary Care, Rural

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Adolescents, Adults, Caregivers/Providers, Children, College Students, Low-income, Older Adults, Perinatal (pregnant and new moms), Veterans, Young Adults

Targeted Condition(s):
Alcohol use, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Cognitive Disorders, Depression, General Mental Well-Being, Homelessness, Infectious Disease, Psychosis, PTSD, Serious Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, Suicide Prevention, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)