This study aims to further develop and evaluate a relatively low-burden observational instrument to measure the adherence and competence of community-based clinical supervisors of Multisystemic Treatment (MST). It will evaluate, in a randomized trial, the effects of a web-based Supervision Audit and Feedback (SAF) intervention on mean levels of supervisor adherence and competence; change over time in supervisor adherence and competence; mean levels of therapist adherence; and youth post-treatment outcomes. It will further evaluate the association between supervisor adherence ratings, competence ratings, therapist ratings, and youth post-treatment outcomes, including the extent to which these association differ by intervention condition; as a step toward maximizing the efficiency of instrument use in future community-based research on supervision fidelity, competence, and feedback interventions. Finally, it will provide a preliminary estimate of the resources required to implement the web-based Supervision Audit and Feedback Intervention in community-based provider organizations.Year Project Began: 2014
Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Jason E. Chapman, Ph.D.
Oregon Social Learning Center
Active Research Projects
- Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults MST-EA (NIDA)
- Juvenile Probation Officers-Contingency Management (JPO-CM)
- Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults MST-EA (NIMH)
- SAF- Randomized Trial of Supervisor Audit-and-Feedback Intervention
- RRFT: Integrative Risk Reduction and Treatment for Teen Substance Use Problems and PTSD
- MAP-OPT A: Research on Outpatient Treatment for Adolescents with Comorbidity
- Translational Drug Abuse Prevention (TDAP)
- Stages of Implementation Completion (SIC)
Primary Research and Clinical Interests
Dr. Chapman, a clinical psychologist by training, is a researcher specializing in applied measurement and statistics. He joined the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) as a Research Scientist in 2014, and prior to this, he was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
Dr. Chapman’s research, mostly NIMH- and NIDA-funded, occurs in the areas of dissemination & implementation, treatment, and services in juvenile justice and child welfare settings. He has been a Co-Investigator, Data Analyst, or Consultant on more than 18 NIH-funded grants (including 11 R01s and 3 center grants). His work focuses specifically on research methods, measurement, and statistics –designing and implementing studies, developing and evaluating measurement instruments, and applying advanced statistical analyses to study data. Given the complexities of research in real-world settings, this routinely involves innovative research designs (e.g., cluster-randomization, multi-phase and piecewise designs, multiple baseline and dynamic wait-list designs), modern measurement methods (e.g., Rasch, IRT, bifactor measurement models), and advanced statistical models for longitudinal and nested data (e.g., mixed-effect regression models, SEM-based models). This work has also been extended to specialized designs and analyses for evaluating mechanisms of action and other mediation effects.
Dr. Chapman’s individual program of research focuses on developing and evaluating instruments for measuring the implementation fidelity of evidence-based practices. Currently, in collaboration with Dr. Sonja K. Schoenwald, Dr. Chapman is PI of a NIMH-funded R21/R33 that aims to measure and improve the adherence and competence of supervisors of an evidence-based treatment delivered in community-based settings.