Two Antioch University New England (AUNE) faculty members, Dr. George Tremblay and Dr. Jim Fauth, will provide evaluation services for a new statewide suicide prevention program thanks to a $225K New Hampshire Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) contract. Funding begins for the project January 1, 2010.
NAMI received $1.5 million from the Garrett Lee Smith/Youth Suicide Prevention Program of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) to implement the program.
Tremblay and Fauth, of Antioch New England’s Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP), and their team will provide the evaluation services for three years. They will gather evaluation data from interviews, surveys, tracking systems, and other records maintained by the program. Their evaluation will address the process, outcomes, and impact of the statewide prevention program, as well as contribute to the national cross-site evaluation. The resulting data is intended to lead program improvements over time. The research team includes several Antioch New England students. Dr. Martha Dunn, adjunct faculty member and graduate of Antioch New England’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, has been hired as project manager.
About the Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP).
AUNE’s Department of Clinical Psychology established the Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP) to address emerging educational aspects of doctoral training in clinical psychology that are not regularly included within the usual professional psychology curriculum. CROPP strives to provide a high-quality and unique training experience to AUNE doctoral students through active involvement in practice based participatory research collaborations with agencies and caregivers throughout the region. Doctoral students are involved in all CROPP projects, thereby developing a rare skill set that is highly attractive to internship and employers alike.