Therapist Attitudes Towards Computer-Based Trainings

Emily M. Becker, Amanda Jensen-Doss

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Computer-based trainings are a promising avenue for increasing access to training in evidence-based practices. However, little is known about whether therapists are willing to use them. Results from a national survey of practicing therapists (N = 1,067) indicated that 26 % of therapists reported previously using a computer-based training and overall attitudes (as measured by the Computer-Based Training Attitudes Scale) were positive. Higher therapist computer fluency and greater openness to new treatments predicted positive attitudes. Therapists with more positive attitudes were more likely to have previously used a computer-based training. Implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-854
Number of pages10
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 11 2014


  • Computer-based training
  • Dissemination
  • Evidence-based practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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