Hathaway-Sycamores’ Employee Speaking at the HMRI: Jan. 27, 2015

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EBP in Community Mental Health for Youth: Traversing the Science-Practice Gap using MAP


Alyssa M. Ward, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Training & EBP, Hathaway-SycamoresPresented by Alyssa M. Ward, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Training & EBP, Hathaway-Sycamores

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

HMRI Research Conference Center
734 Fairmount Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
(Parking for a fee is available in the Huntington Hospital Parking Garage on Fairmount.)

Topic Summary:

Practitioners in community-based settings are faced with a myriad of well-documented challenges in the adoption and implementation of Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). Hathaway-Sycamores is one of the largest mental health and child welfare agencies in Los Angeles County, and we are no strangers to these challenges as we currently employ eight EBPs for youth and families, largely in field-based contexts. This talk will review a system for organizing EBP, Chorpita & Daleiden’s Managing and Adapting Practice, and how Implementation Science has informed the application of this mental health “technology” for the youth and families we serve. Implementation strategies, process variable analysis, and outcomes will be discussed.

About the Speaker:

Alyssa M. Ward, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who currently serves as the Director   of   Clinical Training & Evidence-Based Practice at Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a dual residency in Pediatric and Community Child Psychology at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Ward completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and the University of California Los Angeles under the mentorship of Bruce Chorpita, Ph.D and her research focused on the dissemination of evidence-based practices to community settings, therapist training, and treatment fidelity. Dr. Ward formerly served as the Training Director for Practicewise, LLC and within this capacity trained over 1,000 therapists nationwide in the Managing and Adapting Practice system for EBP. Dr. Ward also currently has a small private practice in South Pasadena where she specializes in complex internalizing problems and the application of EBP to youth with comorbid physical health conditions.


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