University of Washington Department of Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences

About Us

The Evidence Based Practices for Adults team is comprised of faculty, continuing education specialists, research and program coordinators, and additional support staff who work together to train and support a workforce of mental health providers in evidence-based and culturally competent behavioral health treatments for adults in Washington State who experience or are at risk for serious mental illness (SMI). Despite established effectiveness of EBPs to improve recovery-oriented outcomes for adults and families experiencing a SMI, few programs deliver these services consistently or with high fidelity. Since 2006, the EBPA has provided training, consultation, technical assistance, and fidelity assessment to agencies across the state to support sustainable implementation of EBPs that can substantially enhance the functional recovery of individuals living with mental illness.