Williams, V., Deane, F. P, Oades, L. G, Crowe, T. P, Ciarrochi, J. & Andresen, R. (2016). A cluster-randomised controlled trial of values-based training to promote autonomously held recovery values in mental health workers. Implementation Science,11(13), 1-11. United Kingdom: Biomed Central Ltd. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-015-0363-5
The implementation and use of evidence-based practices is a key priority for recovery-oriented mental health service provision. Training and development programmes for employees continue to be a key method of knowledge and skill development, despite acknowledged difficulties with uptake and maintenance of behaviour change. Self-determination theory suggests that autonomy, or a sense that behaviour is self-generated, is a key motivator to sustained behaviour change, in this case practices in mental health services. This study examined the utility of values-focused staff intervention as a specific, reproducible method of autonomy support.
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