Introduction to Program Management

CLI IP600 - Introduction to Program Management

Credits: 2

Clinical psychologists are often required to serve as managers but rarely have training in the basic elements of business and management.  In particular, as the practice of behavioral health transforms, there will be increasing need for clinical psychologists to play management roles, especially within the clinical service delivery systems in which many psychologists work.  This course will introduce students to the basic elements of program management, business management, and management effectiveness. This knowledge and the relevant skills will be placed in context of the clinical goal of designing, developing, and managing effective services. Service organizations succeed when they are efficient at achieving valuable goals, so clinical effectiveness is the foundation for their business success. Students will complete a program proposal that is designed to demonstrate introductory competence with the domains of program conceptualization, strategic staff management, staff performance monitoring, resource and budget management, and evaluation of program effectiveness.