RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


Provider Survey: Integrated Child MH Care
May 30, 2014

RCPA is pleased to collaborate with the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute to develop and conduct a survey of practitioners planning and providing mental health (MH) treatment for children and adolescents in Pennsylvania. The identification, evaluation, and care of children/adolescents with developmental, behavioral, and emotional problems is becoming integral to their general or primary health care. To better understand practitioner experiences in this work RCPA is supporting the Health Policy Institute in conducting a short, online research study (10-15 minutes) with practitioners and providers. This is a first step to understanding solutions that behavioral health specialists have initiated to address this need and barriers or burdens related to doing this unique clinical work. With this information, the collaborators hope to identify and publicize ways to support needed professional development efforts that might be of interest to member agencies and others in the near future.

This research study is voluntary. All participants will receive an online, $20 Amazon gift card as compensation for their time. Respondents must be professionals dedicated to working with children/adolescents and families in their mental health and/or development, including:

  • Licensed Professional Counselors,
  • Marriage and Family Therapists,
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists,
  • Clinical Social Workers,
  • Psychiatrists,
  • Psychologists,
  • Behavior Specialists,
  • Certified Peer Specialists,
  • Speech and Language Pathologists,
  • Occupational Therapists, and
  • other licensed mental health clinicians.

Survey participants must review and agree through the research consent form. After completing the consent form, respondents are prompted to continue to the study. Select the link to review and agree to the Research Consent form: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4PDYpvmOiLiUno9. If the link does not activate, copy and paste it into the address or location line of the web browser. Participants can download and/or print a copy of the research consent form for personal records when prompted by the system. Contact Trina Orimoto (412-246-5837 or orimotote@upmc.edu) with questions related to completing the survey. For information regarding RCPA’s collaboration with the Health Policy Institute contact Connell O’Brien.

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