Dates of Contract: 10/1/17-9/30/20
Total Costs: $598,393
Co-Investigator: Keith Renshaw, Ph.D.
Aim: To establish a GMU training consortium, in partnership with Healthy Minds Fairfax (Fairfax-Falls Church Behavioral Health System of Care for Children, Youth and Families Office) and the Inova Kellar Center (Inova Healthcare System), for ongoing training for behavioral health providers and staff from Fairfax County Health and Human Service Agencies, Fairfax County Public Schools, and Private Provider Networks. Grounded in dissemination and implementation science, the primary research aims of this consortium are to: refine our existing evidence-based transdiagnostic treatment protocols (for suicidal behavior and other mental health conditions), with heavy stakeholder involvement, to improve acceptability to clinicians, feasibility of delivery, and associated improvement in client outcomes; develop supplemental web-based materials (e.g., podcasts of role-plays for each skill) to facilitate clinician learning and uptake; develop an outcome evaluation system that monitors consortium effectiveness, training effectiveness, clinical staff effectiveness, and client outcomes; develop competency-based assessments of therapist skill to measure skill acquisition; and develop a clinician recruitment and retention protocol.
Dates of Contract: 6/7/16-6/6/20
Total Costs: $431,169