Approximately 50% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit disruptive behaviors such as tantrums, aggression, and noncompliance that significantly impact social, adaptive, and academic functioning. The RUBI program is an evidence-based parent-mediated intervention that improves disruptive behavior in children with ASD. RUBI is offered to caregivers in specialty mental health clinics, which requires families to overcome access barriers such […]

Adolescents are the most stressed generation, with almost a third of teens reporting very high levels of daily stress. Chronic stress is associated with adverse physiological (e.g., immune dysregulation, obesity) and psychological (e.g., anxiety, depression) health outcomes and negatively impacts learning and memory. For many students, school is the only access point for mental health services, but […]

Evidence-based psychosocial interventions (EBPIs) are first-line treatments for PTSD yet very few patients receive them, even in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) where there is excellent access to EBPIs. Patients’ preferences for and initiation of EBPIs are influenced by how providers present and discuss these PTSD treatment options. In specialty mental health settings, shared decision […]

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