Implementation of Prolonged Exposure in the Army: Is Consultation Necessary for Effective Dissemination?
Annual rept. 30 Sep 2013-29 Sep 2014
PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA
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This study will examine how we can successfully disseminate and implement evidence based treatments for PTSD in the Army by comparing two Prolonged Exposure PE therapist training models Standard PE training workshop only and Extended PE training workshop plus consultation. We hypothesize that compared to Standard training, the Extended PE training will lead to 1 Greater frequency of PE delivery 2 Higher provider self-efficacy and positive attitudes towards PE and 3 Superior patient response to treatment. Three medium- to large-sized domestic Army installations have been selected and study staff have been recruited and hired at each site. Approximately 35 mental health therapists at each site will be randomly assigned to either implement Standard PE training or Extended PE training. To date, study efforts have focused on hiring study personnel and obtaining IRB approval. Data collection has not been initiated.
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