This article describes a pilot study of a "bottom up" dissemination process of a new evidence based intervention for treating early childhood trauma. Clinicians applied to learn Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), imported to Israel from the U.S. A focus group of six graduates of a CPP training program responded to questions concerning their experiences learning and using CPP. All 39 CPP graduates from two cohorts also completed a cross sectional survey related to their use of CPP. Within the focus group, the openness of the workplace and the intervention's characteristics were considered major factors impacting CPP use; the training program was perceived to promote CPP implementation, and lack of supervision and secondary traumatic stress were the major inhibiting factors. Using CPP-informed therapy, as opposed to CPP with fidelity, was perceived to be one of the main outcomes of the training. Survey results showed that 53% of graduates were using CPP in over three cases, and almost all intended to use CPP within the next year. Ninety-five percent were using CPP principles in their therapeutic work. The implications of importing a new evidence based intervention to a foreign country that utilizes a different dissemination system within a different professional culture are discussed.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Evaluation and Program Planning|
|State||Published - 2015|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research is based upon a training program that was partially funded by the Irving Harris Foundation , Grant No. 9912798 . The late Prof. Patricia Van Horn provided valuable feedback on the research presented in this article. Paula David , M.S., clinical social worker, Director of the Department of Learning Programs, Haruv Institute, Jerusalem, Israel. She is also a doctoral student at the Hebrew University Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Jerusalem, and has a private practice treating adults and adolescents. Miriam Schiff , Ph.D., professor at the Hebrew University Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Jerusalem. She is also a social worker and a licensed school psychologist. Her research and publications focuses on the associations between man-made trauma and substance use, help-seeking and evidence-based practices.
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
- Bottom up dissemination
- Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
- Evidence-based practice (EBP)