Effects of workshop training for providers under mandated use of an evidence-based practice

Molly A. Lopez, Leticia D. Osterberg, Amanda Jensen-Doss, William A. Rae

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Workshops are a common strategy for fostering the adoption of evidence-based practices (EBP), but workshops alone may not change provider behavior. This study investigates the impact of a two-day training combined with an existing mandate for EBP use. Providers attending regional workshops showed improved attitudes toward the behavioral parent training model, but not EBPs in general. Participants were more accepting of behavioral techniques shortly after training, but the effect was not maintained. Examination of youth served prior to and after the training showed that providers increased their use of the EBP but overall outcomes were not improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-312
Number of pages12
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Evidence-based practices
  • Parent training
  • Provider training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy
  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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