Recorded Webinar: Bright IDEAS Problem-Solving Skills
From Science to Clinical Practice: Implementing the Bright IDEAS Problem-Solving Skills Training Program with Parents of Children with Newly Diagnosed Cancer
Originally presented on 11 December 2013.
The cost for the recorded webinar is $30 for APOS members and $45 for nonmembers.
Martha A. Askins PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ernie R. Katz PhD, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Olle Jane Z. Sahler MD, University of Rochester
Michelle Fingeret PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Evidence-based practice in psychosocial oncology involves using the best available evidence to make informed practice decisions. This webinar will provide an overview of the process of (1) developing an intervention (the Bright IDEAS system of problem solving) based on a conceptual model derived from the literature of how families cope with the diagnosis of childhood cancer, (2) piloting the intervention with mothers of newly diagnosed patients to investigate feasibility and generalizability, (3) conducting a large randomized clinical trial to determine effect size and to identify populations of mothers that benefit most from the intervention, and (4) conducting a second large randomized clinical trial as a replication study and to investigate the specific elements of the intervention that contribute to sustained benefit. Currently, we are adapting Bright IDEAS for presentation online to increase accessibility and decrease the resource intensiveness associated with face-to-face, individualized skills training. The Bright IDEAS Problem-Solving Skills Training program has undergone review and been designated a Research-Tested Intervention Program (RTIP). The print manual and associated materials are freely accessible at Research-tested Interventions Programs (RTIPs) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Although the website is open only to research personnel and study participants currently, sequences from the online version will be shown to demonstrate the five steps of problem solving and our approach to generating a sense of control over difficult situations that is critical to the success of this intervention.