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Sustaining and Improving Clinicians' Use of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) for PTSD

The purpose of the study is to compare the impact of two strategies to sustain and improve the delivery of an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in three different mental health systems. These approaches are based on two different theories of what is necessary to promote successful implementation. We will examine whether these strategies lead to improved patient outcomes, clinician skill, proportion of clients who receive CPT, and other outcomes that are relevant to the implementation of evidence-based psychosocial treatments. By examining these questions in 3 different mental health systems, we will also examine whether the implementation strategies yield different results in different systems.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Ryerson University

Collaborator: Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Quality Improvement Learning Community
  • Behavioral: Fidelity-oriented Learning Community




Inclusion Criteria:

   - All clinicians that provide psychotherapy to patients with PTSD

   - Agree to provide CPT to 6 patients over 2 years

   - Consent to be randomized to one of two study conditions

   - Are willing to record therapy sessions

   - Continue to have computer/internet access.

   - Patients will be clients of clinician participants that

      1. Are 18 years or older

      2. Have a diagnosis of PTSD

      3. Are willing to have their sessions audiorecorded

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Ineligible patient participants are those having

      1. Current uncontrolled psychotic or bipolar disorder

      2. Unremitted substance dependence

      3. Current imminent suicidality or homicidality that requires imminent attention

      4. Significant cognitive impairment

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305