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Mandatory Fields
Flynn, D;Kells, M;Joyce, M;Corcoran, P;Gillespie, C;Suarez, C;Swales, M;Arensman, E
2019
February
Journal of child and adolescent mental health
Innovations in Practice: Dialectical behaviour therapy for adolescents: multisite implementation and evaluation of a 16-week programme in a public community mental health setting
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SELF-HARM DBT
24
76
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Background Dialectical behaviour therapy for adolescents (DBT-A) is an intervention with a growing evidence base for treating adolescents with emotional and behavioural dysregulation. This study describes the implementation and effectiveness of 16-week DBT-A across multiple sites in publicly funded child/adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Ireland. Method The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research was used to guide this national implementation. Fifty-four clinicians from seven CAMHS teams completed DBT training and delivered the 16-week DBT-A programme. Eighty-four adolescents with emotional and behavioural dysregulation participated in the intervention and outcome measures were administered at preintervention, postintervention and 16-week follow-up. Results Significant reductions on all outcome measures were observed for DBT-A participants including presence and frequency of self-harm, suicidal ideation and depression. Reductions in the number of acute inpatient admissions, bed days and emergency department visits were also reported. Conclusions DBT-A can be successfully implemented in CAMHS settings and yield positive outcomes for adolescents with emotional and behavioural dysregulation.
HOBOKEN
1475-357X
10.1111/camh.12298
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