School-based Mental Health Treatment Services Clinical Trial
Feedback and Outcomes for Clinically Useful Student Services (FOCUSS)
The purpose of the study is to examine the implementation outcomes (i.e., feasibility, appropriateness, acceptability, and fidelity) of MBC in school-based mental health treatment services. The investigators plan to observe the effectiveness of MBC on student engagement and treatment outcomes as a secondary goal. This pilot implementation-effectiveness trial is designed to inform a future, large-scale trial with more participants.
A clustered, multiple-baseline design will be used to examine the impact of implementation support on clinicians' fidelity, use and ratings of MBC appropriateness, acceptability and fidelity. Approximately 50 school-based mental health (SMH) clinicians will be recruited to participate from up to three school districts. All clinicians will receive the same implementation supports; there is no random assignment to condition. Following an initial control period of at least 1 month, school districts will start receiving implementation supports. During the initial control period, baseline MBC use, attitudes, acceptability, feasibility and appropriateness (per clinician self-report) will be collected, as well as needs assessment data from clinician surveys to inform necessary adjustments to the implementation supports. Baseline engagement and student outcomes will be collected after initial clinician training session. MBC implementation outcomes (i.e., MBC use, attitudes, acceptability, appropriateness, and feasibility), engagement and student outcomes will be collected at 3-month and 6-month follow-up during intervention supports, plus a 9-month follow-up interval. This allows clinicians in the two school districts to be compared to each other and to their own baseline. The primary comparison is pre-post ratings of implementation outcomes for all N=50 clinicians. The secondary comparisons are pre-post ratings of engagement and student outcomes, and between-agency differences. ;