Embedded clinical coaching

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Principal Investigator(s):

Using an embedded clinical coaching framework, the Evidence Based Practice Institute (EBPI)/CoLab is promoting the development of quality care expertise within behavioral health agencies to reduce the cost and improve the speed of clinical workforce training. The goal of this project is to move principles of effective behavioral health care more quickly into practice, and to foster agency resilience to workforce turnover. This project is part of a broader Leadership Initiative for Quality.

To develop and eventually implement an embedded clinical coaching model, EBPI/CoLab partnered with multiple organizations in Washington to determine priorities and gather feedback. Through these partnerships, EBPI/CoLab identified key characteristics of an effective clinical coaching model, and incorporated stakeholder feedback to ensure scalability and adaptability. This coaching model includes the development of an asynchronous training for new clinicians, an embedded peer consultation structure, and competency checks through clinician-submitted videos. Through this novel embedded coaching structure, organizations can retain internal expertise and better support a shifting workforce.

Project Period:
March 1, 2021

Funding Type(s):

Washington State Health Care Authority

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Practice Type(s):
Community Mental Health/Health Center/Faith Health Center

Patient Population(s):
Adolescents, Children

Targeted Condition(s):
General Mental Well-Being