Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 112–118 | Cite as

Barriers to Evidence-Based Practice Implementation: Results of a Qualitative Study

  • Charles A. Rapp
  • Diane Etzel-Wise
  • Doug Marty
  • Melinda Coffman
  • Linda Carlson
  • Dianne Asher
  • Jennifer Callaghan
  • Mark Holter
Original Paper

Abstract

This study reports on a qualitative study of barriers to EBP implementation in one state that sought to implement supported employment and integrated dual diagnosis treatment. The study found that the most significant obstacles emanated from the behavior of supervisors, front-line staff and other professionals in the agency. A lack of synergy profoundly impeded implementation.

Keywords

Evidence based practice Implementation Mental health 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles A. Rapp
    • 1
  • Diane Etzel-Wise
    • 1
  • Doug Marty
    • 1
  • Melinda Coffman
    • 1
  • Linda Carlson
    • 1
  • Dianne Asher
    • 1
  • Jennifer Callaghan
    • 1
  • Mark Holter
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social WelfareThe University of KansasLawrenceUSA

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