Facilitating Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care and Community Clinics

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2009 by South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00676962
First received: May 9, 2008
Last updated: January 14, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
  Purpose

The investigators propose to test the effect of external facilitation on the extent that brief cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression is incorporated into routine practice in primary care and community based clinics in the VA. The investigators will provide training in brief CBT to mental health providers in participating clinics. To the investigators' knowledge, this will be the first study of the effect of external facilitation on outcomes of a training intervention.


Condition Intervention
Depression
Behavioral: External facilitation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Facilitating Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care and Community Clinics

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Further study details as provided by South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • CBT progress notes [ Time Frame: Monthly post-training for 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Facilitation
Therapists receive assistance with adopting CBT
Behavioral: External facilitation
Study facilitator meets regularly with therapists to aid implementation of CBT
Other Name: Facilitation

Detailed Description:

We will test the effect of external facilitation on the extent that brief CBT for depression is incorporated into routine practice in primary care and community based clinics in the VA. We will provide training in brief CBT to mental health providers in participating clinics. To our knowledge, this will be the first study of the effect of external facilitation on outcomes of a training intervention.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mental health clinicians in selected clinics who do or are willing to do psychotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • clinicians who do not do psychotherapy in eligible clinics.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00676962

Locations
United States, Texas
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael R Kauth, PhD South Central MIRECC
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Michael R. Kauth, PhD, Department of Veterans Affairs, South Central MIRECC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676962     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-22908
Study First Received: May 9, 2008
Last Updated: January 14, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center:
Implementation
facilitation
psychotherapy
training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 14, 2014