Dissemination of effective mental health treatment procedures: Maximizing the return on a significant investment

Behav Res Ther. 2009 Nov;47(11):990-3. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2009.07.002. Epub 2009 Jul 25.


While much is known about the efficacy of evidence-based practices, it is currently less clear how to implement these practices into the broader mental health system. Dissemination and implementation research will play a critical role in addressing this uncertainty. This commentary reviews the most recent and compelling research related to these topics while advocating a broader and more defined perspective of dissemination for future research. Three of the authors' most pressing questions are proposed and explored.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Evidence-Based Practice*
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Services
  • Psychotherapy / methods*