Edward Handy, LMHCS

Associate Professor

Edward Handy is an experienced professional in clinical and operational Healthcare Program Development. He spent 29 years with the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry (Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, with specialty in Community Psychiatry).

His extensive expertise in designing and developing integrated behavioral health programs, includes In-Patient and Out-Patient Program Design (IOPs), Partial Hospital Programs (PHPs), Out-patient Clinics, Faculty Practice Development, and Comprehensive Evidence-Based Clinical Continuums-of-Care. Mr. Handy has also developed clinical architectural design for psychiatric/neuro-behavioral units with coordinated out-patient components.

Mr. Handy was the Principal Clinical Program Designer for Park Royal Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida, a free-standing psychiatric hospital which opened with 76 beds and has expanded to 104 beds. There, Ed provided clinical advisement on Curriculum Design (in-patient and out-patient units), Medical Attending Staff Development (Psychiatrists and Hospitalist: recruitment/contracting and By-Law Composition), and Regulatory Compliance (State, Federal and Hospital Accreditation).

Ed also has experience processing Joint Commission Applications, as well as Policy and Procedures for assisted living services.