Staff Profile

Rick Goscha, PhD
Sr. Vice President of Programs

Dr. Rick Goscha is Sr. Vice President for the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions. Dr. Goscha has 30 years of experience in behavioral health including the provision of clinical services, supervision and program management, agency executive leadership, research and evaluation, and policy development. Dr. Goscha previously worked as the Director for the University of Kansas Center for Mental Health Research and Innovation, recognized nationally and internationally for their work around the Strengths Model and other recovery-oriented, evidence-based practices for people with serious mental illnesses. Dr. Goscha’s extensive work around building systemic infrastructures that support recovery-oriented practices, enhancing skill-development through field mentoring, making use of data to guide program improvement efforts, and using client-centered leadership practices, have translated to positive outcomes for behavioral health organizations.

Dr. Goscha is an internationally-renown speaker and author. In addition to numerous published articles, book chapters, keynote speeches, and presentations, he is the co-author, along with Charles Rapp, of the Strengths Model: A Recovery-Oriented Approach to Mental Health Services (published by Oxford University Press), now in its third edition.

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