How Do Well-Intentioned Implementations of Treatment Programs Succeed or Fail?

Hosted by: David Prescott
Guest Speaker: Norbert Ralph, Ph.D., MPH

Getting implementation right seems simple at first: take what works in one treatment setting and apply it in another. But success is never guaranteed: challenges lurk in every corner.

Implementing best practices can become especially tricky with individuals whose actions have caused harm to others. This webinar conversation will focus on Norbert Ralph’s experiences implementing Aggression Replacement Training and his Being a Pro curriculum in multiple settings. It will also offer observations from a recent paper on implementing the Good Lives Model and other efforts with Motivational Interviewing. 


Norbert Ralph, Ph.D., MPH
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Ralph is a clinical psychologist, formerly at the Juvenile Justice Center in San Francisco, and Coordinator of the Juvenile Sexual Responsibility Program. Dr. Ralph is a psychiatric epidemiologist, and neuropsychologist, who has nearly 40 publications including articles, book chapters, blogs, or books. He was formerly Associate Clinical Professor in Family Practice, University of California School of Medicine at Davis, and Lecturer and Research Biostatistician in the Program in Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Trainer for Aggression Replacement Training, through the California Institute for Mental Health. He is a member of the Quality Management Committee, AllCare Independent Physicians Association. He is on the Conference Committee of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California.

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