11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Why should I care about implementation science? Applying principles of implementation science to your work across the continuum of research to practice



Webinar presented by Rinad Beidas, PhD and Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, PhD

Implementation science, or the study of methods to improve the adoption, implementation, and sustainment of evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), is relevant from bench to bedside. This presentation will review the basic principles of implementation science, including definitions, methods, design, and outcomes. We will also delineate how the principles of implementation science can be applied to treatment development, outcome research, and routine practice, whether within or outside traditional mental health settings. We will conclude with a discussion on how implementation science can inform practical implementation efforts which endeavor to implement evidence-based practice in the service of improving patient, clinic, and system outcomes.

You will learn to:

1.      Learn basic principles of implementation science

2.      Apply the principles of implementation science to scientific efforts to develop, refine, disseminate and implement CBTs

3.      Apply the principles of implementation science to practical implementation efforts


About the presenters:

Dr. Rinad Beidas is Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Director of Implementation Research at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  Her work focuses on the implementation of evidence-based practices for youth psychiatric disorders. Dr. Beidas is deeply committed to partnering with community stakeholders to understand how to implement evidence-based practices and improve children’s mental health services across a variety of settings including community mental health, pediatric primary care, and schools. Dr. Beidas has published approximately 70 articles and is the co-editor of the book Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in child and adolescent mental health.

Dr. Shannon Wiltsey Stirman is a Clinical Psychologist and Implementation Scientist in the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD, and an Assistant Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her research focuses on training and consultation in evidence-based mental health interventions, the development of scalable and valid measures of fidelity and adaptation, and the identification of strategies to support the sustainability of evidence-based practices in service settings. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Canadian Institute for Health Research.


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8:00 AM08:00

Penn Affiliates Conference Series Trauma-Focused Evidence-Based Practice

This conference will provide information on evidence-based treatment and assessment for trauma across the lifespan. It will provide "how-to" information with regard to best practices and sharpen your skills when engaging and providing trauma-informed services.
Learning Objectives: This conference is intended for all levels of staff. Individuals who attend this conference will: (1) Obtain an understanding of how to assess for trauma across the lifespan, (2) Gain knowledge about current evidence-based treatment methods for trauma across the lifespan, and (3) Gain an understanding of current efforts to build trauma focused, systems-level care.

Target Audience: The Penn Affiliates Conference Series is sponsored by Community Council, the Consortium, Hall Mercer, Horizon House, and the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania. This program is appropriate for all levels of staff employed by the above listed Penn Affiliated agencies. Registration is free but limited to employees of the Sponsoring Agencies.

To Register Please Contact Your Training Coordinator

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2:00 PM14:00

CMHPSR Guest Speaker Series Presents Dr. Alex Fiks, MD, MSCE

Alex Fiks, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
The University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Primary Care Practice-Based Research on Children’s Behavioral Health: Methods and Insights for Practice and Policy

Dr. Alex Fiks is a primary care pediatrician and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Board certified in clinical informatics, Dr. Fiks’ research is aimed at improving outcomes for ambulatory pediatric patients through collaborative practice-based research with a focus on improving health and health care decision-making through health information technology. With the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network, which he directs, Dr. Fiks has been involved in building the Collaborative Electronic Reporting for Comparative Effectiveness Re-search (CER2), an electronic health record database designed to support pharmacoepidemiologic and other comparative effectiveness studies that currently includes >1.2 million US children from across multiple health systems. Dr. Fiks is also the Associate Medical Director for the Pediatric Research Con-sortium (PeRC), CHOP's practice-based research network, Associate Director of CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), a founding member of the hospital’s Department of Biomedi-cal and Health Informatics, and faculty in PolicyLab. He actively mentors multiple faculty and academic

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12:00 PM12:00

Research Grand Rounds: Cynthia Zubritsky, PhD

Trauma Peers in the Behavioral Health Workforce

The Research Grand Rounds is a collaboration of DBHIDS and the University of Pennsylvania to inform DBHIDS staff, policy makers, and stakeholders on the latest research in the field on behavioral health, including advances in evidence-based practices.

This month’s event will focus on – Trauma Peers in the Behavioral Health Workforce.

Cynthia Zubritsky PhD, Senior Research Faculty,
Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research,
Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

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