National Institute of Mental Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
This study utilizes our Training and Implementation Platform (TIP) to close the gap between the development of new, research-tested interventions and their widespread use by those most in need.
The aims are to:
◆ Utilize TIP to focus on well-established family competencies and facilitate learning, practice, and testing of the competencies and tailored implementation consultation.
◆ Significantly increase agency staff and leadership readiness for family therapy training and implementation.
◆ Show significant improvement in counselor family therapy competencies that continue to increase after the initial training events and during a brief consultation period.
◆ Investigate the feasibility/acceptability of the platform utilizing participants’ usage and satisfaction data.
Miami-Dade County Children’s Trust
This project, funded by Miami-Dade Children’s Trust, utilizes our Training and Implementation Platform (TIP) to address four major areas: Training-related needs assessment, staff training, coaching and implementation consultation, and peer learning. The work incorporates state-of-the-science online Adaptive Training processes that provide a dynamic and data-driven trainee-centered approach. We have partnered with three groups of experts who provide evidence-based interventions: Culturally Informed and Flexible Family Therapy with Adolescents (CIFFTA), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and the Community Health Workers/Natural Helpers programs.