"The value of school-based outpatient services comparative to the SAP is that the latter is limited to a defined number of encounters, whereas children/adolescents who need extended treatment may be able to receive treatment under the auspices of the outpatient license in the school setting," said Jack Goga, DMHC coordinator of mental health program services.
Photo of Jack Goga
, DMHC Mental Health Coordinator
RIDGWAY/COUDERSPORT - Dickinson Mental Health Center
is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Goga
of Coudersport as its new mental health coordinator.
Goga, a licensed psychologist, joined the agency April 17.
will provide leadership and supervision of DMHC program directors and supervisors, and collaborate with other administrative staff and clinicians to deliver cost-effective, high quality services throughout its mental health programs.
will also provide clinical services to consumers, representing all ages and diagnostic procedures.
Goga will oversee DMHC's outpatient clinics in Ridgway, Emporium and Coudersport, as well as its school-based outpatient and partial hospitalization programs in Ridgway, Bradford, Coudersport and St. Marys.
will also have oversight of Intensive Case Management/Resource Coordination, the Autism Program, Forensics, Emergency/Crisis, Family Based Services, the Potter County Student Assistance Program, Family Group Decision Making
, Recovery, Peer Support and Mental Health Employment Support.
"Jack has extensive experience and will prove to be a valuable asset to our team," Michael A. Galluzzi, DMHC chief executive officer, said.
brings a combined 35 years in clinical psychology, research, human resources and behavioral health administration.
Since September 2006 he was Director of the Human Resource Center at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Goga previously served three years, from July 2003 to Sept. 2006, as the Behavioral Health Administrator at DMHC's Coudersport satellite office.
had administrative responsibility for the office's clinical operations, and oversight of the Outpatient Clinic, Partial Hospitalization Program, Family-Based and Student Assistance Programs, 24-hour Crisis/Emergency Service Line and its Employee Assistance Program.
Prior to July 2003, Goga
had 20 years of service as the Director of Behavioral Health
Services at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital
in Coudersport, where he
headed a continuum of outpatient services in a hospital-based environment.
He previously served the hospital as a licensed psychologist, providing psycho-diagnostic and treatment services in an outpatient setting.
Goga holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Psychology from Penn State University.
He is licensed by the Pennsylvania Board of Psychologist Examiners and is certified in Divorce Mediation.