Increasing the World's Therapeutic Intelligence Through Strategic Alignment of Individuals, Institutions, and Industries
Date: Saturday, November 23, 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Atrium Ballroom B&C, Atrium Level
Presenter: Bruce F. Chorpita, Ph.D., UCLA
Participants earn 1 CE credit.
Category: Dissemination and Implementation Science
Keywords: Evidence-Based Treatment; Implementation
The focus for ABCT this year is purposeful reflection on how we can better achieve the mission of health and wellness through cognitive behavioral science. I will begin by outlining the landscape that must be crossed to achieve that mission, noting where our current resources and strategies encounter seemingly unmanageable complexity. On the other hand, an inventory of our strengths will show that we know more than at any time in human history about how to address mental health challenges and that we have unprecedented technological capabilities to organize and deliver that knowledge to where it is needed. Accordingly, I will articulate a framework of Coordinated Strategic Action as a way to organize people and evidence to make efficient use of these historic capabilities to meet these extraordinary challenges, with working examples and empirical findings from mental health systems and interventions. Finally, in the spirit of our organization's behavioral intellectual rebellion, I will call for us to reflect on the contingencies or "token economies" in which we, our organizations, and our industries operate, to ask what we can do to engineer a society with greater capability of engaging in healthy and therapeutic behavior for ourselves and those around us.
At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
Chorpita, B. F. (2019). Metaknowledge is power: Models to address unmet mental health needs. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60, 473-476.
Chorpita, B. F., & Daleiden, E. L. (2018). Coordinated strategic action: Aspiring to wisdom in mental health service systems. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 25, 1-14.
Kazdin, A. E. (2019). Annual research review: Expanding mental health services through novel models of intervention delivery. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60, 455-472.
Singla, D.R., Kohrt, B.A., Murray, L.K., Anand, A., Chorpita, B.C., & Patel, V. (2017). Psychological treatments for the world: Lessons from low- and middle-income countries. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 13, 149-181.