DISSEMINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EVIDENCE-BASED PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS: BRIDGING THE GREAT DIVIDE
Presenter: Dr. Brad Karlin is a national leader in the broad dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments and in improving mental health care access and quality for older adults. As Vice President and Chief of Mental Health and Aging at the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), Dr. Karlin leads work with public and private health care systems to promote the dissemination and delivery of evidence-based psychological treatments and to improve mental health and dementia care for older adults. In addition, Dr. Karlin serves as Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing at Northeastern University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He is the Past President of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association [APA]) and is a Fellow of the APA. Prior to his work at EDC, Dr. Karlin served as National Mental Health Director for Psychotherapy and Psychogeriatrics for the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, where he developed and oversaw the nation’s largest dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments and transformed the delivery of mental health care for older adults through the development of new models of care. Overview: This webinar will be based on seminal research and practice in the area of dissemination and implementation and the presenter’s significant experience and scholarship associated with leading broad dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments in large public and private health care systems, including the largest dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies in the nation. Objectives:(1) Increase understanding of strategic models and principles for promoting the dissemination and implementation of psychological treatments; (2) Promote awareness of barriers and facilitators to the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based psychological treatments; (3) Increase awareness of innovative approaches and tools for promoting the uptake and delivery of evidence-based psychological treatments; (4) Target audience: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced: The webinar will target psychologists and other mental health care professionals with limited formal knowledge of the field of applied or scientific dissemination and implementation, though content will also be appropriate for those with more intermediate and advanced level knowledge.