2018 Symposium: Innovations in implementation science

Over the past several decades, there have been enormous breakthroughs in our understanding of how to improve children’s mental health. However, many of these interventions—which research teams can spend entire careers and millions of dollars developing—make it into the hands of practitioners at alarmingly low rates.

The field of implementation science has emerged in response to this long-standing issue. ITR’s 2018 symposium hosted leaders in this field from around the country to discuss the latest work to put evidence-based practices into action.

Slides: View slides from the presentations here.

Speakers and topics: 

Cara C. Lewis, PhD(keynote) (bio) | From Classification to Causality: Optimizing the Impact of Implementation Strategies with Theory and Measurement

Rinad S. Beidas, PhD (bio) | Applying methods from participatory approaches and behavioral economics to implementation research

C. Hendricks Brown, PhD (bio) | TBA

Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD (bio) | Incorporating Implementation Research into Clinical Effectiveness Trials: Toward using Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs

Mark G. Ehrart, PhD (bio) | Leading for implementation: An organizational perspective on implementation effectiveness

Christian Helfrich, PhD (bio) | Developing strategies to de-implement ineffective & harmful clinical practices: Using unlearning & substitution approaches

Kimberly E. Hoagwood, PhD (bio) | The next frontier in children’s mental health research: From programs to policies, from scaling to system change, from implementation to collective efficacy

Aaron R. Lyon, PhD (bio) | How implementable is that evidence-based practice? Designing and supporting streamlined and contextually-appropriate innovations in behavioral health

Byron J. Powell, PhD (bio) | Optimizing strategies to improve the implementation of children’s mental health services: Priorities for research and practice