Crane, M.E., Kendall, P.C., Chorpita, B.F., Sanders, M.R., Miller, A.R., Webster-Stratton, C., McWilliam, J., Beck, J.S., Ashen, C., Embry, D.D., Pickering, J.A., Daleiden, E.L. (2019). The Role of International Dissemination and Implementation Organizations in Scaling Psychological Interventions (Unpublished). Temple University: Crane.
Despite advancements in dissemination and implementation science, a gap remains between evidence-based programs (EBP) and clinical practices. One potentially important group that is under-acknowledged in the literature is purveyor organizations, a group that actively works to implement a program or practice (Fixsen et al., 2005). Purveyor organizations may exist separate from academics and research settings, and often involve entrepreneurial thinking and atypical funding models. Such organizations can extend the reach of EBP by creating scalable models to program dissemination and implementation. Our panel will bring together five trailblazers in purveyor organizations (Matthew Sanders, Eric Daleiden, Allen Miller, Dennis Embry, and Ceth Ashen) to share their insights and experiences (positive and interfering) in the role of purveyor organizations for sustainable dissemination of EBP. Panelists will discuss their experiences (respectively, with Triple P International, PracticeWise, the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the PAXIS Institute, and Incredible Years, Inc.), and how their purveyor organization has learned from implementation successes and failures. They will describe how their organization works with stakeholders, policy makers, community organizations, and provides opportunities for trainees. Regardless of whether the panelists work with manual-based, modular, or principle-based treatments, they will assess the value of the program brand to increasing pull demand and consumer awareness of their program. Panelists will also address potential conflicts of interest and balancing financial realities of running an organization with making programs affordable to clients. Each panelist will conclude with recommendations for the “next needed” study to maximize sustainable implementation of EBTs.