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Computer-Based Training in DBT Validation Strategies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71453
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DA018049
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BEHAVIORAL TECH RESEARCH, INC.
4746 11th Ave NE SEATTLE, WA 98105-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Computer-Based Training in DBT Validation Strategies
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43DA018049-01
Award Amount: $153,870.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Dissemination of evidence-based therapies remains a high priority at NIDA. A number of barriers limit accessibility to these effective therapies in routine community settings. Substance use disorders (SUD) co-occurring with borderline personality disorder (BPD) pose serious and complex public health problems. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an efficacious psychosocial treatment for drug dependent individuals with BPD. Validation strategies are among the core treatment strategies used in DBT. We propose to develop and evaluate an innovative computer-based training program for drug treatment providers to learn validation strategies. The Phase I prototype will include one case-based scenario to facilitate learning. An iterative process of prototype development will be used where end-user feedback will drive prototype modifications to ensure its usability and acceptability to providers. An advisory board of experts will also be used to ensure that the prototype is scientifically sound and that fidelity to the treatment manual is retained. Feedback will be obtained using individual interviews, focus groups, and from the advisory board. Once prototype usability and acceptability is achieved, we will conduct a randomized controlled pilot test (N=20) to evaluate gains in knowledge of validation and self-efficacy in applying validation strategies.

Principal Investigator:

Linda A. Dimeff
2066758588
LDIMEFF@BEHAVIORALTECHRESEARCH.COM

Business Contact:


2066758588
Small Business Information at Submission:

BEHAVIORAL TECH RESEARCH, INC.
BEHAVIORAL TECH RESEARCH, INC. 4556 UNIVERSITY WAY NE, STE 221 SEATTLE, WA 98105

EIN/Tax ID: 562391789
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No