The Delaware Project aims to redefine psychological clinical science training in ways that emphasize continuity across a spectrum of research activities concerned with (a) basic mechanisms of psychopathology and behavior change, (b) intervention generation and refinement, (c) intervention efficacy and effectiveness, and (d) implementation and dissemination. As a first step, the Project brought together clinical scientists representing different sectors of this spectrum to engage in a dialogue leading to the articulation of new, improved models for training. The meeting took place in October 2011 at the University of Delaware.
This website provides a dynamic platform for publishing recommendations and best practices for training graduate students, interns, and post-doctoral fellows across all stages of intervention development science, and for generating web-based training resources and stimulating ideas for cross-program demonstration projects and practice-research training networks.
The website committee started to populate the site with examples, but we expect that most materials will keep coming from the field via submission trough the Request for Contribution (RFC) portal.
Assessing the needs of the academic community
The Delaware Project Leadership Committee and student representatives from various institutions across the country have surveyed the needs and available training resources for graduate students on dissemination and implementation research. This survey asked both graduate and internship programs to identify specific tools, courses, syllabi, practicum sites, and research methods which exemplify models of graduate training in D&I. Respondents indicated, markedly, that there is a significant dearth of formalized training materials, despite needing and wanting the materials outlined on the survey. For a copy of the survey click the following link: Assessment of D&I Needs Among Academic Institutions