Engelhardt, Mark A., MS, MSW, ACSW

Engelhardt, Mark A., MS, MSW, ACSW

 

Mark A. Engelhardt is a Faculty Research Associate in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy. He provides training and consultation to various state agencies, county governments, advocacy groups, and mental health and substance abuse providers throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Engelhardt concentrates on systems development with an emphasis on policy-making and program development.

Mr. Engelhardt is the  Director of Florida’s Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CJMHSA) Technical Assistance Center at USF-FMHI, in collaboration with multiple Florida Counties and the Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office (SAMH). Mr. Engelhardt has been a consultant/evaluator on three SAMHSA –Primary Behavioral Healthcare Integration (PBHCI)  programs (2001- Current). He conducted a six-year evaluation (PI - 2010-2016) SAMHSA-CSAT Treatment for Homeless with Westcare, Inc. in Pinellas County serving persons who are homeless with co-occurring disorders;  a three-year evaluation (Principal Investigator -PI-2011-2013) of Charlotte County’s CJMHSA Reinvestment Grant. He and collaborated with John Petrila, J.D. (USF Health) on the Palm Beach County Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Grant in 2012. Mr. Engelhardt served as Florida’s “Olmstead Grant Coordinator” (CMHS) to build Statewide Coalitions for Community-based Care for Supportive Housing for Persons with Mental Illnesses (PI -2002-2011), and in partnership with the DCF Substance Abuse andMental Health Office (Tallahassee) provides statewide training on the federal PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Grant (PI-2001- current). 

Mr. Engelhardt is an associated faculty of the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, conducted a national review of the HUD-VASH permanent supportive housing program, by examining Best Practices and solutions to serving homeless veterans and provides Technical Assistance to the VA HUD-VASH Program in the national implementation of “Housing First”, an evidenced-based supportive housing model.  In 2014/15 he served on SAMHSA’s National Expert Panel to review and update the Federal SAMHSA Evidenced-based Permanent Supportive Housing Tool Kit.

Mr. Engelhardt leads a USF World Study Abroad Program in Ireland entitled Global Social Policy, Planning, and Practices: Solutions to Homelessness in the United States and Ireland/Europe. This interdisciplinary course includes two weeks in Ireland, including one-week of classes in-residence at Trinity College, Dublin.

2001 -2010: Mr. Engelhardt was the Principal Investigator (PI) on a five-year SAMHSA-CSAT Homeless Treatment Grant in Charlotte County, Co-PI on a three-year SAMHSA-CMHS Jail Diversion Grant in Hillsborough County, and completed a two-year Sarasota County Jail Diversion-Homeless Evaluation project. Mr. Engelhardt was the PI on a Robert Wood Johnson Grant on Medicaid Substance Abuse Certified Local Match Earnings Project and system development with AHCA, DCF, and statewide substance abuse providers (FADAA).  Mr. Engelhardt was a principal investigator on a SAMHSA-CSAT Homeless Treatment grant (Keystone) for persons with co-occurring disorders and a CO-PI on a SAMHSA-CMHS Community Action Grant on Co-occurring Disorders and conducted a two-year evaluation of Sarasota County’s Community Alternative Residential Treatment (CART) Initiative.

Mr. Engelhardt is the national consultant for the National Association of State Mental Health Directors (NASMHPD), National Office of Technical Assistance Center (OTA) on Emergency, Crisis and Acute Behavioral Health Care Systems Design and Implementation, working with several states in cross-system design.  Before coming to USF, he successfully operated a private, licensed consulting corporation in behavioral health care administration with clients ranging from state governments to private organizations and collaboration with other national consulting firms. From 1988- 1999 Mr. Engelhardt was the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Director for Florida’s DCF Districts 6 and 14 (Now Circuits 10, 12 & 13). Prior to that, he was a provider and administrator of mental health agencies in Ohio, New York State, and Washington, DC. (1975-1988) 

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Mann K., Halldorsson K., Engelhardt M.A. (Editor) (2016, 2017, 2018) Annual Report on the Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Program, Submitted to the Florida Legislature and Governor, and the Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office Tallahassee (Contract #LH289), Tampa, Fl. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

Brown, R., McLean C., Engelhardt M. A., Armstrong, M. (2015) Behavioral Health Systems Design Recommendations (Baker Act and Marchman Act); Community Behavioral Health System Access and Mapping. Tampa, FL. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

Engelhardt, M. A. & Mitchell, J. (2014; 2015) Annual Report on the Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Program, Submitted to the Florida Legislature and Governor, and Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Office Tallahassee (Contract # LH245), Tampa, Fl. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

Young, M. S., Barrett, B. A., Engelhardt, M., & Moore, K. A. (2014). Six-Month outcomes of an integrated Assertive Community Treatment team serving adults with complex behavioral health and housing needs. Community Mental Health Journal. doi: 10.1007/s10597-013-9692-5.

Engelhardt, M. A., (2014, 2013) Coastal Behavioral Healthcare : Primary Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI); Process Evaluation/Performance Assessment (Years 3 & 4), submitted to SAMHSA, Tampa, FL,  University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

Engelhardt, M. A., (2014, August). Housing First within HUD-VASH (Supportive Housing) – Community Integration Specialists– Power Point with Audio - National On-line Curriculum for the National Center Among Homeless Veterans. USF, Tampa Campus.

Engelhardt, M. A. & Mitchell, J. (2013) Annual Report on the Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Program, Submitted to the Florida Legislature and Governor, and Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Office Tallahassee (Contract # LH245), Tampa, Fl. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

Kane, Vince; Engelhardt, M. A.; et al. (2012) Contributing Author: HUD-VASH Resource Guide for Permanent Housing and Clinical Care: Chapter 9: HUD-VASH and Housing First: Department of Veterans Affairs; National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, Philadelphia, Pa. and Tampa, Fl.

Engelhardt, M. A.; (2012) Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Primary Behavioral Healthcare Integration (PBHCI), Process Evaluation/Performance Assessment; Report submitted to SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS): University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, Fl.

Young, M.S., & Engelhardt, M. (2012). Year Two Fidelity Evaluation of the Turning Point / Mustard Seed Modified Therapeutic Community Treatment Program. Report prepared for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment / Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: The University of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.

Engelhardt, M. A.; (2012) Charlotte County Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant – Year 1 Implementation Evaluation; Report and presentation prepared for the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners and Charlotte County Department of Human Services Budget Office, Port Charlotte, Fl.

Young, M.S., Barrett, B.A., Engelhardt, M.A. & Moore, K.A. (under review 2012-13); Community Mental Health Journal: Six-month Outcomes of an Assertive Community Treatment Team with Housing First Approach (with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders who Experience long-term homelessness) Tampa, Fl: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.

Young, M.S. & Engelhardt, M. (2011). Initial Fidelity Evaluation of the Turning Point Modified Therapeutic Community Model: Findings from the Therapeutic Community Scale of Essential Elements Questionnaire (SEEQ). Report prepared for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment / Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: The University of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.

Barrett, B., Engelhardt, M. A., & Young, M. S. (2011) Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Home 2 Recovery: Special Sub-study on Charlotte County, Fl. Criminal Justice System Involvement (SAMHSA-CSAT T118019 Grant). Tampa, Fl: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.

Engelhardt, M. A., Nazworth , S., et al. (2009). Common Sense: Preventing and Reducing Homelessness (2010), A Strategic Plan to Provide Supportive Housing Throughout Florida: Co-Editor and Rental Assistance Chapter 5, Florida Supportive Housing Coalition, Tallahassee, FL. Available www.flshc.net.

Young, M.S., Engelhardt, M., & Moore, K.A. (2009). Fidelity of the Home 2 Recovery ACT Team: Results of the 2007 and 2009 Administrations of the Dartmouth Assertive Community Treatment Fidelity Scale (DACTS). Report prepared for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment / Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: TUniversity of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.