Goal Scaling Solutions provides a platform, tools, app, and engagement with a professional success coach to help you reach your individualized goals.
I came to WMU in 2008, after completing my post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of Indianapolis. I have worked in the behavioral health field for over 30 years and have been awarded over $3 million in federal funding for my research supporting interprofessional behavioral health education and training. I am President of Goal Scaling Solutions, Inc. a women-owned technology start-up business, developing digital tools for outcome measurement. My work has been recognized at the University, State, and National level, receiving the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association’s Award of Excellence, the WMU CHHS Interprofessional Collaboration Award, the WMU Presidential Innovation Professorship, and have been inducted into the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Roster of Fellows.
Jennifer Harrison, PhD, LMSW, CAADC is a social worker, chemical addictions counselor, and professor and director for the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University. I have researched the implementation of outcome measurement in clinical and educational practice for many years, and with colleague Dr. Ann Chapleau. We have co-developed a secure digital application using Goal Attainment Scaling called Goal Scaling Solutions, Inc. We have received over $5 MM in foundation, state, and federal grants which have implemented Goal Scaling Solutions as an outcome measure and knowledge translation tool in workforce development and clinical practice.
My clinical work focuses on individuals with co-occurring needs. My research interests and publication record include social justice, co-occurring disorders, workforce development, and peer services in behavioral health. My teaching focuses on field education, direct social work practice, and study abroad course development and partnerships in Guatemala, India, and Mexico. I am a lead reviewer for the Michigan Fidelity Assessment and Support Team (MiFAST), providing reviews, consultations, and trainings for organizations implementing evidence-based practices throughout the state and nation.