Development of an Interprofessional Psychosocial Interventions Framework

Grace Branjerdporn*, Kerri Marie Gillespie, Alexander Dymond, Neil Delos Reyes, Julia Robertson, Alice Almeida-Crasto, Shailendhra Bethi

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To meet the increasingly complex needs of mental health consumers, it is essential for multidisciplinary clinicians to have capabilities across a range of psychosocial interventions. Despite this, there is scant evidence investigating the existing levels of knowledge and skills of specialties within multidisciplinary mental health teams. The purpose of this paper was to describe the self-reported capabilities of mental health clinicians, and to provide a rationale for the Psychosocial Interventions Framework Assessment (PIFA), which aims to enhance the access to, and quality of, evidence-informed practice for consumers of mental health services (MHSs) by strengthening workforce capabilities and leadership for psychosocial therapies. Using the Delphi method, the team developed a 75-item survey based on the 10-point Mental Health Recovery Star (MHRS). Participants completed a self-administered survey indicating their perceived capabilities in the PIFA items. The findings revealed lower-than-expected average scores between ‘novice’ and ‘proficient’, highlighting the need for further development of specific training and education modules for individual teams. This is the first framework of its nature to use the Recovery Star TM to determine the psychosocial areas and domains for the assessment of practitioners’ strengths and needs for skill development.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5495
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes


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