Mind the gap: Improving the dissemination of CBT

R. Shafran, D. M. Clark, C. G. Fairburn, A. Arntz, D. H. Barlow, A. Ehlers, M. Freeston, P. A. Garety, S. D. Hollon, L. G. Ost, P. M. Salkovskis, J. M.G. Williams, G. T. Wilson

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Abstract

Empirically supported psychological treatments have been developed for a range of psychiatric disorders but there is evidence that patients are not receiving them in routine clinical care. Furthermore, even when patients do receive these treatments there is evidence that they are often not well delivered. The aim of this paper is to identify the barriers to the dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments and then propose ways of overcoming them, hence potentially bridging the gap between research findings and clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)902-909
Number of pages8
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Volume47
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Keywords

  • Dissemination
  • Evidence-based
  • Guidelines
  • Manuals
  • Psychological treatments
  • Training

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