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Kristy Ludwig, PhD, EdM

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Kristy Ludwig, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her work has focused on school-based mental health research and training at the University of Washington since 2010. She began developing the BRISC (Brief Intervention for School Clinicians) manual as a post-doctoral fellow and has been actively involved in the development, training, and implementation of BRISC since that time. In addition to BRISC training, she provides clinical consultation and training for school-based mental health providers (including school counselors/psychologists/social workers). Dr. Ludwig received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Brigham Young University, an Ed.M. in Adolescence Risk and Prevention from Harvard University, and a Ed.M. in School Counseling from Boston University. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Ludwig was a high school teacher and school counselor in several large urban high schools in the Boston Public Schools.

The Brief Intervention Strategy for School Clinicians (BRISC) is a 4-session, evidence-based, and flexible “Tier 2” intervention tailored to high school students and designed to fit the school context. This cluster randomized efficacy trial (52 public high schools in three states) will use longitudinal data collection with students and parents; analyses of school records; implementation measures; and clinician and administrator surveys and interviews to evaluate outcomes of BRISC compared to services as usual, as well as moderators and mediators of outcomes and feasibility, acceptability, and costs of BRISC. For more information, click here.
Effectiveness of a Brief Engagement, Problem-Solving, and Triage Strategy for High School Students: Results of a Randomized Study(2023)Prevention Science24:701–714.
How low can you go? Examining the effects of brief online training and post-training consultation dose on implementation mechanisms and outcomes for measurement-based care(2022)Implementation Science Communications3 (1):1-15.
The Cognitive Walkthrough for Implementation Strategies (CWIS): A pragmatic method for assessing implementation strategy usability(2022)Implementation Science Communications2:1-16.
Pilot test of an engagement, triage, and brief intervention strategy for school mental health(2019)School Mental Health11:148-162.
How do school mental health services vary across contexts and provider types? Lessons learned from two efforts to implement a research-based strategy(2018)School Mental Health10(1):134-146.