In this paper I will complete a needs assessment and explain how I used the assessment to help complete my course project. By doing so, I hope to help the reader understand the process involved in developing a training strategy to address the needs that will be identified. Establish Content
I am currently employed as an independent contractor with Four Feathers Counseling LLC. Four Feathers Counseling was established on November 2, 2008 by Teresita Tirona LPC and Bruce Hatch MFT. Four Feathers Counseling is currently responsible for providing therapeutic needs for provider agencies such as Colorado Division of Youth Corrections, Colorado Department of Human Services (El Paso, Teller, Pueblo, Arapaho, Denver and Douglas Counties) and some insurance agencies such as Tri Care, Medicaid and Value Options. Four Feathers Counseling also receives private referrals as well. The therapy includes but is not limited to; Individual, Family, Trauma with crisis intervention. Therapy could include “in home” as well as “in office”. Four Feathers Counseling has a staff of 5 therapists who specialize in one or more of the services offered. Needs Analysis
Organizational Analysis will involve determining the appropriateness of training, given the organization’s business strategy, its resources available for training, and support by managers and peers for training activities. Four Feathers Counseling will need to train staff in various types of counseling interventions. These intervention types relate to what the referral agencies request, as well as what each therapist need to meet requirements for their state licensure. Other organizational analysis could include ways to develop rapport with the clients. Sometimes therapist may present themselves as condescending or judgmental. A client will resist the intervention or avoid working their issues if this occurs. Four Feathers Counseling has a motto of ‘Hope for...
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