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Hiring and Leading Staff in Evidence-Based Practices


It is critical for behavioral health agencies to use and sustain evidence-based practices (EBPs). Through a series of instruction, self-study and group activities, this 4-week series will show how to facilitate EBPs through hiring and leadership practices. The first two weeks will cover best practices for hiring staff who may be more likely to deliver evidence-based care. The series will show how to use behavioral interviewing to identify knowledge, skills or values that are consistent with an agency’s goals. One behavioral exercise will show how to identify applicants who may have an aptitude for reflective listening, a key ingredient in the delivery of EBPs. The second two weeks will discuss key elements of leadership that support effective implementation of EBPs. The series will show how to assess the degree to which a leader is perceived by staff as proactive, knowledgeable, supportive, and perseverant with regard to their implementation of EBPs. Identifying strong and weak leadership areas can help agencies retain staff, strengthen EBP implementation, and improve the overall quality of care.



  • Understand the process of behavioral interviewing, including mapping of competencies to interview questions, asking questions, and rating responses.
  • Show how to use a behavioral exercise to gauge comfort with reflective listening.
  • Identify characteristics of leadership that support EBP and organizational climate.
  • Demonstrate how the Implementation Leadership Scale can be used to provide feedback on leadership that supports EBPs.



  • Behavioral health agency administration who interviews and hires behavioral health, substance use disorders, and recovery service providers in the Central East ATTC region (HHS Region 3 includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia)
  • Behavioral health agency administration interested in the implementation of evidence-based practices




Starts: May. 17, 2023 12:00 pm
Ends: Jun. 14, 2023 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline
May 17, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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