2022 Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science: "Navigating Prevention in a New Era of Telehealth and Online Service Delivery"

Beth Stormshak, Ph.D., Knight Chair and Professor, University of Oregon

  • Thursday October 20, 2022 from 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
  • Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building
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Beth Stormshak, Ph.D.


Online delivery of evidence-based mental health prevention and intervention has grown exponentially over the past 10 years.  The COVID-19 pandemic escalated this growth by increasing both acceptability and usage of online service delivery for mental and physical health. 

This talk will provide a summary of research on the Family Check-Up that led to the development of the online model as a tool for promoting healthy family relationships and reducing mental health problems in youth and parents. Data from multiple randomized clinical trials will be presented and implications for large-scale implementation in schools and communities will be discussed.  

About the Presenter

Dr. Beth Stormshak is the Department Head of the Counseling Psychology and Human Services department in the College of Education. Dr. Stormshak's research focuses on understanding risk factors in early and middle childhood associated with the development of problem behavior in late adolescence, including substance use and delinquency. Her primary research focus includes testing the efficacy of family-centered interventions, such as the Family Check-Up, that reduce the later risk of problem behavior. She also studies the process of dissemination of evidence-based interventions into real-world community settings and has developed an online version of the Family Check-Up for wide-scale dissemination. She has worked collaboratively with a variety of service providers, including elementary and middle schools in the state of Oregon as well as community mental health agencies.