Seeing the wave of the future, Dr. Grant is trained in four clinical Evidence Based Practices (EBP’s): Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC), Functional Family Therapy(FFT) and Incredible Years (IY).
Prior to his current role with MTS, Dr. Grant served as the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health coordinator for the Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) program. While in this role he provided oversight and technical support to county-wide agencies who secured these very specific and unique contracts. Under his watch, ITFC service delivery was enhanced, mental health services were fully integrated, youth success and placement permanency was improved and a multi-million dollar county cost savings was demonstrated as a result of reduced youth stays in congregate care settings. ITFC was a highly scrutinized program resulting from the Katie A Lawsuit filed against LA County and the state of California. While in this role Dr. Grant was an active member of the state implementation work group and co-authored the ITFC curriculum currently under consideration for statewide implementation.
Before his work with Los Angeles County, Dr. Grant served as the director of one of Los Angeles County’s CalWORKS Homeless Families Project. In this role he effectively managed a team of inter-agency staff to coordinating local services and create strategic interventions for transitionally homeless families. Dr. Grant supervised a staff of on-site and co-located professionals while developing and conducting programs to enhance rehabilitation services for the client base. He fostered collaborative relationships with community partners (private & public), mentored and trained staff, expanded program resources and managed the programs fiscal and administrative matters.
Dr. Grant began his career as a middle school science teacher in Baltimore, MD. Teaching at an inner-school immediately after he completed his under graduate studies was his inspiration to pursue graduate studies in psychology. This experience effectively laid the foundation for his current passion to address and alleviate the many risk factors associated with multi-systemic marginalization of many Americans while increasing awareness of mental health issues and disparities impacting the most vulnerable citizens of our country.