The role of consultation calls for clinic supervisors in supporting large-scale dissemination of evidence-based treatments for children

Erum Nadeem, Alissa Gleacher, Sandra Pimentel, Laura Campbell Hill, Mary McHugh, Kimberly E. Hoagwood

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This study explores the content of consultation provided to clinic supervisors within the context of a statewide training program in an evidence-based practice. Minute-to-minute live coding of consultation calls with clinic supervisors was conducted in order to identify the content and distribution of call topics. Results indicated that approximately half of the total speaking time was spent on a range of clinically relevant topics (e.g.; cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, fidelity to the treatment protocols). The remaining time was spent on program administration and CBT-related supervisory issues. This pilot study has broad implications for structuring the content of consultation process in large-scale dissemination efforts involving multiple portions of the clinical workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-540
Number of pages11
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013



  • Child mental health
  • Clinic supervisors
  • Consultation
  • Dissemination
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Implementation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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