How to Apply Implementation Science Frameworks to Support and Sustain Change

  • Michelle A. Duda
  • Alexia Jaouich
  • Trevor W. Wereley
  • Michael J. G. Hone
Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)


This chapter will provide a definition and description of the emerging field of Implementation Science. It will describe the use of a predominate and practical set of frameworks, named the Active Implementation Frameworks (AIF), to offer readers some considerations and strategies for improving implementation systems and quality of implementation for any evidence-based practice. Then this framework will be used to discuss the implementation of Collaborative Problem Solving.


Collaborative Problem Solving Implementation Implementation Science Active Implementation Frameworks Evidence-based practice 

Supplementary material

Video 3.1

In this video, Dr. Alisha R. Pollastri, Director of Research and Evaluation at Think:Kids, discusses the first stage of implementation, the Exploration Stage Exploration Stage. She highlights the elements and importance of a good readiness assessment during the Exploration Stage and discusses how Think:Kids conducts these readiness assessments (MP4 736008 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle A. Duda
    • 1
  • Alexia Jaouich
    • 2
  • Trevor W. Wereley
    • 3
  • Michael J. G. Hone
    • 4
  1. 1.Implementation Scientists, LLCTampaUSA
  2. 2.Provincial System Support Program (PSSP)Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)TorontoCanada
  3. 3.Provincial System Support System (PSSS)Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)GlenburnieCanada
  4. 4.Crossroads Children’s Mental Health CentreOttawaCanada

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