About Us

Training and Implementation Associates (TIA) aims to close the gap between evidence-based interventions and their widespread use by front line counselors. TIA accomplishes this goal by incorporating recent advances in implementation science, adaptive training methods, and technology that facilitates the use of innovative strategies.
TIA places special emphasis on culturally informed intervention strategies that target underserved populations and seeks to impact public health by making training in evidence-based treatments and high-quality implementation less costly and more effective.

Dr. David Santisteban conducted some of the seminal academic work in the field of culturally appropriate family intervention strategies. He later transitioned to the private sector where his work focused on the identification of required job competencies, defining high quality delivery of these competencies, and the utilization of multimedia vignettes to assess these competencies and provide feedback aimed at performance improvement.

Dr. Daniel Santisteban has developed and tested interventions for underserved and vulnerable populations. He is the developer of a multicomponent family therapy (Culturally Informed and Flexible Family-based Treatment for Adolescents, CIFFTA) that has been designed specifically for minority adolescents and families. This treatment has considerable evidence supporting its efficacy and is listed in the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices.