STRIDE Program Group Facilitation Curriculum Package


The STRIDE Curriculum Package is the second step in the STRIDE Program, taking participants through the training to enable them to facilitate group sessions.


Part One ~ Self-Paced Course: Empowering Wellness in Mental Health: Helping People with their Lifestyle Changes 

  • 1-hour online course providing the context around the impact of medications and symptoms associated with serious mental illness, motivational interviewing and evidence-based recommendations.


Part Two ~ STRIDE Program Group Facilitator Curriculum Package

Comprehensive guide for learners including:

  • An overview guide
  • Two video training sessions with the program creators
  • Accompanying slide decks (click on the green Download button above)
  • Promotional poster for participant recruitment. (click on the green Download button above)


Part Three ~ Self-Paced Course: STRIDE Program Group Facilitator Training

  • This 5-hour online course is a follow up to the popular Empowering Wellness in Mental Health: Helping People with their Lifestyle Changes, which outlines the principles and evidence behind the STRIDE Program, developed by Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.
  • This course includes videos with the original researchers and trainers on STRIDE and brings a deeper understanding on why and how to implement STRIDE groups in an agency.



STRIDE Program webpage, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research


Bobbi Jo Yarborough, PsyD

Bobbi Jo Yarborough, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and health services researcher who works to improve care and outcomes among individuals with serious mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. Dr. Yarborough has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on more than a dozen research contracts or grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and FDA. Her research has included studies of adolescent and adult depression treatment, suicide prevention, eating disorders treatment, lifestyle change among people with serious mental illnesses, first-episode psychosis, recovery from serious mental illnesses, dual recovery among people with mental illnesses and substance problems, opioid use and associated risks, and preferences for opioid agonist treatment. These include large observational studies, multisite randomized controlled trials, qualitative and mixed methods studies, and implementation and process evaluations

Chris Catlin, BS

Chris Catlin is a Research Associate with Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research. Her expertise lies in health behavior change, preconception weight management, weight loss and weight loss maintenance. Chris was an integral team member in the STRIDE intervention research study and brings a great amount of insight and a realistic and supportive approach that builds on her experience setting up and conducting successful group facilitation.

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