Building and maintaining collaborative relationships between researchers, practitioners, and community members is both a personal and professional passion of Dr. Metzger’s. Consultations focus on identifying strategies and solutions that encourage trusting relationships built on mutual respect and justice and foster participant recruitment, engagement, and retention in research and community efforts.
Treatment Modification and Implementation
Dr. Metzger has over a decade of experience in modifying and delivering culturally sensitive mental health treatment. 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.
Are you already implementing a mental health treatment or program? Are you a part of an organization that would like to improve service delivery? 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.