The FAST Lab

Fidelity, Adaptation, Sustainability, and Training Lab at The National Center for PTSD

Principal Investigator: Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, Ph.D.


The "Fidelity, Adaptation, Sustainability of Treatments" Lab Studies: 

  • Fidelity: The adherence to prescribed elements of treatment and competence/skill of delivery; How much a clinician follows protocol as it was originally intended
  • Adaptation: Changing specific parts of a psychotherapy (changing aspects of the protocol) to better meet the needs of an individual or constraints within the service delivery setting
  •  Sustainability: The delivery of an intervention over the long term, after original implementation supports are removed, at a level sufficient to yield the intended benefits of that intervention
  • Training: We are conducting research to learn what the most efficient and effective ways to train and support therapists as they learn to delivery evidence-based treatments.


Click here to watch a video about Evidence Based Practice. 


Click here to learn about the F.A.S.T. Lab's current research! 


Implementation Science

The FAST Lab uses and studies principles of Implementation Science. Implementation Science information and resources can be found here:

Kera Mallard, Project Coordinator of the CPT Sustainability Study Presented on Consultation Activities at ABCT in Novmeber of 2017

Kera Mallard presnted data from a previous study. 

Dr. Wiltsey-Stirman Presents at Society for Implementation Research Collaborative (SIRC) in Seattle, WA

Dr. Wiltsey-Stirman presented data from the CPT Pilot Study in Seattle. 

Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman discussing the implementation of CBT for depression in routine clinical practice settings and the practical considerations at the University of Monterrey, in Mexico

imAPP is a go!

The F.A.S.T. Lab just recieved Notice of Award for an R01 grant to begin her imAPP study! Click here to learn more!

Monktoberfest 2016: Shannon Wiltsey Stirman - Mental Health Recovery: Is There An App for That?

Alumna (Dr. Wiltsey-Stirman) Works to Help Vets Overcome Trauma

Click here to check out what Dr. Wiltsey-Stirman's alma mater, St. John's College, has to say about her important work!

Check this out!

Take a look at this implementation science resource Dr. Wiltsey Stirman helped develop!