A capability framework to develop leadership for evidence-informed therapies in publicly-funded mental health services

Authors:
LAU Geoffrey, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Public Leadership, 13(3), 2017, pp.151-165.
Publisher:
Emerald

Purpose: It is difficult to replicate evidence-informed models of psychosocial and assertive care interventions in non-research settings, and means to determine workforce capability for psychosocial therapies have not been readily available. The purpose of this paper is to describe and provide a rationale for the Therapy Capability Framework (TCF) which aims to enhance access to, and quality of, evidence-informed practice for consumers of mental health services (MHSs) by strengthening workforce capabilities and leadership for psychosocial therapies. Design/methodology/approach: Guided by literature regarding the inadequacies and inconsistencies of evidence-informed practice provided by publicly-funded MHSs, this descriptive paper details the TCF and its application to enhance leadership and provision of evidence-informed psychosocial therapies within multi-disciplinary teams. Findings: The TCF affords both individual and strategic workforce development opportunities. Applying the TCF as a service-wide workforce strategy may assist publicly-funded mental health leaders, and other speciality health services, establish a culture that values leadership, efficiency, and evidence-informed practice. Originality/value: This paper introduces the TCF as an innovation to assist publicly-funded mental health leaders to transform standard case management roles to provide more evidence-informed psychosocial therapies. This may have clinical and cost-effective outcomes for public MHSs, the consumers, carers, and family members. (Publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
skills, leadership, evidence-based practice, therapies, service provision, mental health services, models, psychosocial intervention, public sector;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
Australia
Link:
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