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Facilitating Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care and Community Clinics

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00676962
First Posted: May 13, 2008
Last Update Posted: September 23, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael R. Kauth, PhD, South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center
  Purpose
The investigators propose to test the effect of external facilitation on the extent that brief cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression is incorporated into routine practice in primary care and community based clinics in the VA. The investigators will provide training in brief CBT to mental health providers in participating clinics. To the investigators' knowledge, this will be the first study of the effect of external facilitation on outcomes of a training intervention.

Condition Intervention
Depression Behavioral: External facilitation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Facilitating Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care and Community Clinics

Further study details as provided by Michael R. Kauth, PhD, South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • CBT progress notes [ Time Frame: Monthly post-training for 6 months ]

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Facilitation
Therapists receive assistance with adopting CBT
Behavioral: External facilitation
Study facilitator meets regularly with therapists to aid implementation of CBT
Other Name: Facilitation

Detailed Description:
We will test the effect of external facilitation on the extent that brief CBT for depression is incorporated into routine practice in primary care and community based clinics in the VA. We will provide training in brief CBT to mental health providers in participating clinics. To our knowledge, this will be the first study of the effect of external facilitation on outcomes of a training intervention.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mental health clinicians in selected clinics who do or are willing to do psychotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • clinicians who do not do psychotherapy in eligible clinics.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00676962


Locations
United States, Texas
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael R Kauth, PhD South Central MIRECC
  More Information

Responsible Party: Michael R. Kauth, PhD, Associate Director for Education, SC MIRECC, South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676962     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-22908
First Submitted: May 9, 2008
First Posted: May 13, 2008
Last Update Posted: September 23, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015

Keywords provided by Michael R. Kauth, PhD, South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center:
Implementation
facilitation
psychotherapy
training


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