Fidelity, Assessment and Clinical Effectiveness Tracking (FACET) System: Making EBT's Feasible and Sustainable

This web-based program is designed to help therapists maintain fidelity and adherence to evidence-based therapy treatments that have proven effective in helping youth with substance abuse disorders.
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Advances in treating adolescent substance use disorders (SUD)  have resulted in an increased emphasis on using evidence-based treatments (EBTs) in “real-world” settings. Despite this progress, the science-practice gap remains a pressing problem. Highly complex processes involved in translating EBTs from the laboratory to the field and the lack of resources, infrastructure, and technology-based and quality assurance tools, impede efforts. Currently, only a fraction of individuals in SUD treatment receive EBTs.

In this subcontract from LIFFT, Co., Ozechowski and his team will finish the development of a commercially viable theory-guided, empirically based, and user-friendly online feedback and monitoring system, “Fidelity, Assessment, and Clinical Effectiveness Tracking ”(FACET), to guide and sustain the implementation of EBTs in clinician's offices. The investigators will evaluate the system in a randomized trial. FACET is designed to foster clinicians' self-regulation of treatment adherence and provide community programs with more direct access to quality assurance information pertinent to maintaining fidelity and achieving positive youth and family treatment outcomes.

PROJECT PERIOD

5/1/17 - 4/30/19

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)