Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 396–400 | Cite as

Combining Evidence-based Practices for Improved Behavioral Outcomes: A Demonstration Project

  • Thomas J. Blakely
  • Susan Bruggink
  • Gregory M. Dziadosz
  • Margaret Rose
Original Paper


This article describes a demonstration project carried out by a special team at a mental health agency serving adults with a serious psychiatric condition. The project consisted of combining the evidence-based practices of cognitive therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change with Social Role Theory and the Chronic Care Model that were the organizing concepts of the agency’s assessment and treatment program. Measures of the results of clients’ improved mental health and social functioning indicated the successful use of this combination.


Combination Evidence-based practices Demonstration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Blakely
    • 1
  • Susan Bruggink
    • 1
  • Gregory M. Dziadosz
    • 1
  • Margaret Rose
    • 1
  1. 1.Cherry Street Health ServicesGrand RapidsUSA

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