Mind the gap: Improving the dissemination of CBT

Behav Res Ther. 2009 Nov;47(11):902-9. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2009.07.003. Epub 2009 Aug 6.


Empirically supported psychological treatments have been developed for a range of psychiatric disorders but there is evidence that patients are not receiving them in routine clinical care. Furthermore, even when patients do receive these treatments there is evidence that they are often not well delivered. The aim of this paper is to identify the barriers to the dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments and then propose ways of overcoming them, hence potentially bridging the gap between research findings and clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy*
  • Evidence-Based Practice*
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / psychology
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome