The Mo Therapy Network is a network of therapists who have come together to:
- Learn new ways to advance our practices.
- Provide a group voice in policy and practice debates and decisions.
- Conduct practical research on therapy -- research that is done about, in and for the benefit of real world clinical practice.
What is Mo Therapy Network?
Mo Therapy Network is a collaborative project of mental health providers in Missouri and mental health services researchers from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University (http://gwbweb.wustl.edu/cmhsr/) in St. Louis and the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri (http://psychology.missouri.edu/) in Columbia. Members include counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and psychologists. All of our members spend at least some of their time serving children and families covered by the Missouri Healthnet system (Missouri’s Medicaid), but we are not formally affiliated with Missouri Healthnet and Missouri Healthnet will not be able to see individual responses from providers. All information gathered through Mo Therapy Network research initiatives is confidential and is maintained on our secure computer servers.
What are the goals of Mo Therapy Network?
Mo Therapy Network is designed to be a flexible platform that can elicit facts and opinions from network members on a variety of practice-relevant issues, feed that information back to members, launch educational and research initiatives to improve mental health care, and allow providers to connect to each other in ways that can advance practice. The goals of Mo Therapy Network are:
- To develop a strong network of therapists who are committed to practice-based research.
- To generate practice-relevant research questions and execute well-designed studies to answer those questions.
- To efficiently feed the knowledge learned from these research studies back to providers and the mental health system.
- To increase knowledge about effective assessment and treatment strategies among providers and payers of mental health services.
- To provide practical support for implementing evidence-based treatment strategies.
- To improve child, parent and therapist satisfaction with care.
- To improve the mental health of children, adolescents and families served within Missouri Medicaid.
Who can join?
Any provider of psychological therapy services, including assessment, therapy and case management, that are reimbursed by Missouri Medicaid (Missouri Healthnet) is eligible to join the network. Members can be in private or agency practice. To join, members complete a survey about their practice and agree to be contacted about opportunities to participate in future research.
To complete the membership survey, click here.