Courses in Program Evaluation for Health and Human Services Open to Community

Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Department of Clinical Psychology, with support from a Chancellor’s Innovation grant, will offer several program evaluation learning opportunities this fall, all of which are open to the community.

These offerings will provide varying levels of didactic and experiential training in planning, conducting, and utilizing evaluation to promote evidence-based practice, learning, and quality improvement in community-based health and human service settings. They are open to anyone “ regardless of title, training, or background” who has been or may be in the role of program developer, evaluator, implementer, or administrator in a community-based health/human service setting, including those in solo or private practice.

The courses will be taught by Jim Fauth, associate faculty member in the Clinical Psychology Department and director of the Center for Research on Psychological Practice. Fauth has considerable experience using evaluation to promote learning in community human service, health, and healthcare settings.

The course options
Continuing education workshop. The continuing education option, which offers seven CEU credits, requires attendance at a full-day, in-person workshop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, September 28, at AUNE. This option offers exposure to key principles of program evaluation. The workshop-only option costs $50 for anyone affiliated with AUNE, including alumni and supervisors, and $100 for community members. Sign up here.

One-credit course. The one-credit academic course option requires completion of the workshop, some limited online elements, as well as a final paper. This option should increase learners’ knowledge and literacy of key principles of program evaluation.

Three-credit course. This academic course option is a hybrid of in-person and online learning. Participants must complete the workshop, attend and complete online activities and a scholarly paper, and develop an actual evaluation plan or product for a community-based program. This option will qualify learners as beginning-level evaluators.

The cost of the one- and three-credit course options for non-matriculated students is $550 per credit; enroll here. For matriculated students, standard registration processes apply.

For more information, contact Jim Fauth at jfauth@antioch.edu.