Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Implementing and Evaluating an Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Intervention for Vulnerable Youth

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304351
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Implementing and Evaluating an Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Intervention for Vulnerable Youth
Author(s):
McCay, Elizabeth; Cooper, Linda; MacLaurin, Bruce; Aiello, Andria; Quesnel, Susan; Hwang, Stephen; Karabanow, Jeff; McMain, Shelley; Langley, John; Sidani, Souraya; Howes, Carol; Hughes, Jean; Beanlands, Heather
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Elizabeth McCay, RN, PhD, bmccay@ryerson.ca; Linda Cooper, RN, PhD; Bruce MacLaurin, MSW; Andria Aiello, RN, MN; Susan Quesnel, MD, FRCPC; Stephen Hwang, MD; Jeff Karabanow, PhD; Shelley McMain, PhD; John Langley, MD; Souraya Sidani, PhD; Carol Howes, MSW; Jean Hughes, PhD; Heather Beanlands, RN, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Background: This study aims to support the uptake of an evidence-based intervention to improve the mental health and overall functioning of street-involved youth. The study is implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of a 12-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) intervention to reduce emotional distress, enhance interpersonal effectiveness and strengthen resilience amongst youth participating in transitional housing programs across two national sites (Toronto and Calgary). 

Methodology:  This study has adopted an implementation science approach to actively engage stakeholders, address barriers to effective implementation of the evidence-based intervention, and build the capacity of frontline clinicians to respond to the mental health challenges of vulnerable youth. Evaluation is comprised of a mixed method approach; specifically a wait-list control group design to assess the effectiveness of the intervention, as well as a subsample of qualitative interviews to elicit the experience of youth with regard to the intervention.

DBT Training: Agency staff received DBT training using a variety of methods: (1) online DBT training; (2) a series of DBT training sessions/webinars; and (3) a written treatment manual. In order to evaluate the DBT training methods, community agency staff were asked to complete several questionnaires (DBT knowledge and application) at 4 different time points throughout the course of the study.

Findings: Seventy youth have been recruited to date. Forty-one youth have participated or are currently participating in the intervention with 12 youth dropping out after starting the intervention and 17 withdrawing before starting the intervention. Furthermore, 13 agency providers have completed the DBT training and 3 staff will have completed the training in December 2012. The DBT training results will be complete and ready for presentation by July 2013.   

Implications: If shown to be effective, this evidence-based intervention can be readily taught to front-line providers and implemented across a range of settings, thereby building resources for youth.

Keywords:
Vulnerable Youth; Implementation Science; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDialectical Behaviour Therapy: Implementing and Evaluating an Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Intervention for Vulnerable Youthen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCay, Elizabethen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Lindaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMacLaurin, Bruceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAiello, Andriaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorQuesnel, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHwang, Stephenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKarabanow, Jeffen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcMain, Shelleyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLangley, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSidani, Sourayaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHowes, Carolen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Jeanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeanlands, Heatheren_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsElizabeth McCay, RN, PhD, bmccay@ryerson.ca; Linda Cooper, RN, PhD; Bruce MacLaurin, MSW; Andria Aiello, RN, MN; Susan Quesnel, MD, FRCPC; Stephen Hwang, MD; Jeff Karabanow, PhD; Shelley McMain, PhD; John Langley, MD; Souraya Sidani, PhD; Carol Howes, MSW; Jean Hughes, PhD; Heather Beanlands, RN, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304351-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Background</b>: This study aims to support the uptake of an evidence-based intervention to improve the mental health and overall functioning of street-involved youth. The study is implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of a 12-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) intervention to reduce emotional distress, enhance interpersonal effectiveness and strengthen resilience amongst youth participating in transitional housing programs across two national sites (Toronto and Calgary).  <p><b>Methodology</b>:  This study has adopted an implementation science approach to actively engage stakeholders, address barriers to effective implementation of the evidence-based intervention, and build the capacity of frontline clinicians to respond to the mental health challenges of vulnerable youth. Evaluation is comprised of a mixed method approach; specifically a wait-list control group design to assess the effectiveness of the intervention, as well as a subsample of qualitative interviews to elicit the experience of youth with regard to the intervention. <p><b>DBT Training:</b> Agency staff received DBT training using a variety of methods: (1) online DBT training; (2) a series of DBT training sessions/webinars; and (3) a written treatment manual. In order to evaluate the DBT training methods, community agency staff were asked to complete several questionnaires (DBT knowledge and application) at 4 different time points throughout the course of the study. <p><b>Findings</b>: Seventy youth have been recruited to date. Forty-one youth have participated or are currently participating in the intervention with 12 youth dropping out after starting the intervention and 17 withdrawing before starting the intervention. Furthermore, 13 agency providers have completed the DBT training and 3 staff will have completed the training in December 2012. The DBT training results will be complete and ready for presentation by July 2013.    <p><b>Implications</b>: If shown to be effective, this evidence-based intervention can be readily taught to front-line providers and implemented across a range of settings, thereby building resources for youth.en_GB
dc.subjectVulnerable Youthen_GB
dc.subjectImplementation Scienceen_GB
dc.subjectDialectical Behaviour Therapyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:03Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:03Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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