Since 2000, we have worked with locally-based service providers to adapt and evaluate evidence-based mental health treatments through task-sharing models with locally-based counselors and supervisors.
With funding from NGOs, USAID, and the NIH, we have completed trials using Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Behavioral Activation (BA) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children and adolescents. These trials have been conducted in partnership with US-based clinicians who provide expertise in training and supervising for each of these interventions.
More recently, we have developed and tested a trans-diagnostic treatment model, the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA), which provides a single intervention approach based on elements of evidence-based treatments that allows providers to treat a range of common mental disorders, including depression, anxiety and trauma-related symptoms that occur independently and frequently together.
We have completed impact evaluations, including more than 10 randomized controlled trials, of different evidence-based psychotherapies and of interventions for which the evidence is lacking or emerging.