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Organisational climate underlies innovation
Key studies on how treatment organisations affect implementation and effectiveness of psychosocial therapies. Starts with the contention from an influential research stable that “organizational climate underlies the entire process of innovation adoption,” and highlights the study which forcefully brought that home to US researchers. Then addresses three key issues:
Is your service even ready to attempt to change?
Change driven by money versus humanitarian mission; just as good for patients?
The stultifying effect of high staff turnover and how to reduce it.

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One of 25 cells in the Alcohol Treatment Matrix, a staff development resource mapping seminal and key research and guidance on alcohol brief interventions and treatment.
Also see hot topic on why some treatment services are more effective than others.

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Dr Sandy Francis, lecturer, Action on Addiction and University of Bath; NHS psychological therapist and supervisor, England

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About the development and construction of the matrices
Alcohol Treatment Matrix for brief interventions and treatment for problem drinking.
Drug Treatment Matrix for harm reduction and treatment in relation to illegal drugs
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Sent by the Drug and Alcohol Findings Effectiveness Bank to alert you to site updates and UK-relevant evaluations of drug/alcohol interventions. Refresh of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix is funded by Alcohol Change UK. Findings is also supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction and advised by the National Addiction Centre.