Dr. Metzger serves as the bridge between organizations, communities, and the existing evidence base. Organizational and community consulting works towards forming equitable relationships between administration, faculty, employees, and students in professional and academic settings; maintaining collaborative partnerships between researchers, practitioners, and community members; training organizational managers and clinical supervisors; and adapting and utilizing culturally-sensitive evidence-based practices. Consultations focus on identifying strategies and solutions that encourage trusting relationships built on mutual respect and justice and can include ongoing consultation support, staff and trainee evaluation, and client/participant recruitment, engagement, and retention in research and community efforts.
Treatment Modification and Implementation Consultation
Dr. Metzger has over a decade of experience in modifying and delivering culturally-sensitive mental health treatment. Short-term and ongoing consultations in this area focus on understanding diverse populations and systematically applying evidence-based strategies to improving client-practitioner relationships, therapist self-efficacy in working with underserved communities, and efficacious treatment delivery with an attention to cultural awareness in order to improve client outcomes.
Program Evaluation Consultation
Program evaluation consultations exist for programs of research and mental health treatments that are already established and would like to improve effectiveness and reach. Program evaluation services offered by Dr. Metzger are designed to measure the effectiveness and fidelity of existing programs through chart reviews, organization mapping, survey administration, field observations, and key informant interviews. Dr. Metzger works closely with professionals, researchers, and organizations to identify barriers and facilitators to treatment initiation and engagement, and to improve service delivery and an organization’s reach to diverse communities.