School Mental Health

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 103–106 | Cite as

Intervention Integrity: New Paradigms and Applications

  • Stephen S. LeffEmail author
  • Jessica A. Hoffman
  • Rebecca Lakin Gullan
Original Paper

This special series seeks to summarize the status of integrity monitoring in school-based intervention research and practice. The four articles included in this issue highlight several innovative research projects to design, implement, and evaluate integrity across diverse settings, and outline future research directions and practical implications for school-based professionals. Although the concept of understanding the degree to which an intervention has been implemented as planned has long been recognized as critical within the prevention and intervention literature (Basch, Sliepcevich, Gold, Duncan & Kolbe, 1985), research and conceptual models related to treatment integrity have surprisingly lagged behind. For instance, a series of recent reviews of the literature suggests that treatment integrity is only recorded in a small minority of studies, ranging from 3.5% to 28% of studies reviewed (e.g., Gresham, MacMillan, Beebe-Frankenberger, & Bocian, 2000; McIntyre, Gresham,...


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The first author has received, two NIMH grants, R34MH072982 and R01MH075787, for the purpose of this research. This research was made possible, in part, by the support of the School District of Philadelphia. Opinions contained in this report reflect those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the School District of Philadelphia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen S. Leff
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jessica A. Hoffman
    • 3
  • Rebecca Lakin Gullan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric PsychologyThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.The University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Counseling and Applied Education PsychologyNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pediatric PsychologyThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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