Category: Health Care System / Public Policy

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion 2 - New Grounds to Promote CBT in Diverse Contexts: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clinical Training, Practice, Research, and Policy

Friday, November 17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Aqua Salon E & F, Level 3, Aqua Level

Keywords: PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) | Treatment-CBT | Dissemination
Presentation Type: Panel Discussion

High quality, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) provide treatment recommendations for a given condition and hold great promise for raising the quality of care. A new CPG for PTSD, based on systematic reviews that follow the Institute of Medicine’s most rigorous scientific standards, is the first CPG to be approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). Many of the CPG’s recommendations follow from the strong evidence for different forms of CBT to address PTSD, raising new opportunities to promote the adoption of CBT in diverse contexts. Moderated by Bethany Teachman, Current Chair of the APA CPG Advisory Steering Committee, this panel brings together past and present members of the committee (Past Chair: Steven Hollon; Current members: Kimberly Hepner, Gregory Aarons and Jason Satterfield), as well as APA staff (Lynn Bufka) and the Chair of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (Tim Cavell) to discuss consequences of, and emerging questions about CPGs. Panelists will focus on: a) implications of CPGs for graduate and postdoctoral training; b) dissemination and implementation of CPGs and how to evaluate their impact (e.g., how will we know whether having CPGs changes practice or outcomes?); and c) how to use guidelines from a policy and quality perspective (e.g., to encourage delivery of CBT), with consideration of how CPGs fit into the current wave of accountability. Additionally, the panel will discuss some of the controversial issues around CPGs and the politics of guideline development, implementation, and enforcement, such as whether reimbursement for services should be tied to adherence to CPGs, and whether training in CPGs should be tied to accreditation of training programs. Finally, Teachman will moderate a question and answer period with the panelists and audience, encouraging discussion about implications of the new APA clinical practice guidelines for PTSD. 

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Kimberly A. Hepner

Senior Behavioral Scientist
RAND Corporation

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Lynn F. Bufka

Associate Executive Director, Practice Research and Policy
American Psychological Association

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