Offering practical strategies and tools readers can use on the job, this comprehensive book covers the practices, conditions, and legislative issues that affect program development. Using a unique 14-step model, the author guides readers through every stage of the process, from identifying a need, establishing a research basis, and designing the clinical program through implementing, evaluating, and sustaining the program. This valuable work captures the most significant changes that have occurred in human services and mental health program development over the last decade and demonstrates the need for mental health professionals to be well versed in business, management, and research as well as in clinical skills.
Nancy G. Calley, Ph.D., LPC is associate professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and Addiction Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy. She is also the clinical director of Spectrum Human Services, Inc. and Affiliated Companies. She has worked in the mental health and human services field for more than 2 decades primarily in the areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and traumatic brain injury. She has developed several clinically-based programs and has published numerous articles on program development and juvenile sex offenders, as well as other areas. She continues to be highly active in comprehensive program development efforts today.
About the Author Acknowledgments 1. Comprehensive Program Development in the Mental Health Professions PART I: PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION 2. Establish the Need for Programming: Developing the Rationale 3. Establish a Research Basis for Program Design 4. Address Cultural Identity Issues in Program Design 5. Design the Clinical Program 6. Develop the Staffing Infrastructure 7. Identify and Engage Community Resources 8. Identify and Evaluate Potential Funding Sources 9. Develop the Financial Management Plan 10. Develop the Proposal PART II: PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY 11. Implement the Program 12. Evaluate the Program 13. Build and Preserve Community Resources 14. Develop an Advocacy Plan 15. Develop an Information-Sharing Plan 16. Attain Program and Organizational Accreditation 17. Putting It All Together: Comprehensive Program Development in the 21st Century Appendix: Web Resources Discussed in Text Glossary Author Index Subject Index