Who We Are

Felton Training and Research was established in 2005 to elevate practice standards of non-profit service providers and to reflect the cutting edge of national best practice within a culturally competent and recovery-oriented framework. Since its inception, Felton Training and Research has assembled a faculty that combines nationally renowned academics with experienced, real world practitioners. It has also developed and piloted a unique curriculum that reflects the values of social justice, integrated treatment, multidisciplinary teams, and client-directed care planning.

Our Mission

The Felton Training and Research Division's mission is to respond to human needs with cutting edge social services and treatment that combine evidence-based practices with cultural sensitivity and a deep respect for our clients.

Our Partners

Open House SF


Insight Partnership


St. Vincent de Paul San Francisco


Our Philosophy

We believe that all in need of social services and behavioral health care are entitled to the best treatment available, and we are therefore committed to finding, developing, implementing and sustaining practices that have the most profound impact on symptom remediation.

Felton Training and Research is dedicated to disseminating its research findings and best practices throughout the fields of social work, mental health, behavioral health, and social service.

Evidence based treatments developed in university settings take an average of 17-19 years to disseminate to community mental health settings (Balas & Boren, 2000). We are dedicated to making that migration happen today.

We are dedicated to the development of solution oriented innovations for community behavioral health settings. That is what Motivational Care Management (MCM) is: a solution for a care management model that is easily held to fidelity in community based settings. As well, the mPOWR System is dedicated to supporting more consumer driven care and to supporting shared decision making. Our philosophy is to make a difference in the lives of people served in community social service settings.


The FSA WAY was developed in 2005 by Felton Training and Research to help drive and determine the appropriate elements of Evidence Based Practice and to guide Family Service Agency of San Francisco into a strategic renovation of services.

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