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Office of Mental Health

Schools of Social Work Deans' Consortium Project
for Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health
Fidelity Scales


Researchers indicate that adherence to specific programmatic standards (referred to as fidelity to implementation) is required to produce desired outcomes for recovery. Fidelity scales are intended for use by the mental health program leaders and public mental health authorities, allowing the program leaders to evaluate their own programs. For more information you may visit the Dartmouth College Evidence-Based Practices webpages that include fidelity scales and implementation strategies at Leaving OMH site.

Further research information regarding the fidelity scales may be provided in the article: Torrey, W.C., Drake, R.E., Dixon, L., Burns, B.J., Flynn, L., Rush, A.J., Clark, R.E., & Klatzker, D. (2001). Implementing evidence-based practices for persons with severe mental illnesses. Psychiatric Services, 52 (1), 45-50.

For more information, please send questions to: Social Work EBP Project.