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Upcoming Webinar: Reducing Intimate Partner Violence and Hazardous Alcohol use in Zambia

Implementing and Evaluating the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) in Reducing Intimate Partner Violence and Hazardous Alcohol use in Zambia (VATU)

What interventions work best to prevent and reduce violence in families where violence and substance use are ongoing phenomena? In this webinar, practitioners and researchers will present recent work on an evidence-based approach to prevent and reduce violence within high-risk homes in Lusaka, Zambia. The webinar will provide an overview of the VATU study including a description of the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) intervention. We will provide examples of the application of several elements of the intervention. We will talk about the training and selection of lay counsellors, how families were identified, and how the study engaged with families. We will present the results of the study, and discuss current efforts on scaling up and sustaining this effective treatment.

Dr. Laura Murray is a clinical psychologist with significant expertise in a wide range of evidence-based treatments—more specifically on how to train and supervise counselors in low-resource settings within a task-sharing framework (i.e., lay counselors as providers). Dr. Murray is the developer of the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) and is a leader in global implementation research related to mental and behavioral health. Her focus has been on the evaluation of treatments, with the goal of moving science to wide-scale practice through dissemination and implementation to have a wide impact.

Flor Melendez is the Study Country Director based in Zambia. She ran the VATU study and can speak to the details of its implementation in the local communities. She knows CETA well and is leading current efforts with the government and educational institutions to develop a plan for scale up and sustainability.

Date and Time: March 28, 2019 7:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Date published
  • 2019
Published by The Prevention Collaborative