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 including workshops, trainings, and facilitated discussions that 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.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)
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 for leaders and employees towards recognizing and eliminating biases, identifying strategies and solutions that encourage trusting relationships built on cultural humility and mutual respect, and engaging in meaningful conversations around race, ethnicity, and issues of diversity and social justice.
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.
STRONG STAR Training Initiative and Consortium to Alleviate PTSD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Fort Hood Research Site
Child Mind Institute
Minnesota Children’s Alliance
Delta Airlines, Inc.
National Children’s Alliance
Bowtie Leadership & Development, Inc.
Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment
Ball State University Department of Special Education
American Family Insurance
Firepower Concepts, LLC
The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center
Gaines Elementary School, Morgan County
Center for Health and Rehabilitation
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
Pine Grove Inc., Autism Residential Facility
The Pediatric Diabetes and Obesity Institute- Healthy Lifestyles Clinic
Auburn University Department of Psychological Sciences
Auburn University Human Development and Family Sciences Department
Child Mind Institute, School and Community Programs