Magnolia Theraputic Solutions Case Study

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Magnolia Therapeutic Solutions Case Study Magnolia Therapeutic Solutions was created when the creator, Mary Stewart, noticed the high demand for therapeutic services for the people who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Mary started the nonprofit organization in New York City, 1998, and is the executive director of Magnolia Therapeutic Solutions. Although research proved that psychotherapy has positive effects there were minimal organizations that specialized in using psychotherapeutic services professionally when working with people suffering from PTSD. For the first three years Magnolia continued to grow financially and throughout the city of New York. Magnolia received grants and awards for the outstanding work performed by Mary and the other employees. Then after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 New York City provided Magnolia with a one year grant to assist with meeting the sudden increase for the need of Magnolia’s services. However, the one year grant was not spent wisely, and the grant was included in when creating 2012’s budget. Although there was no guarantee for another year of the additional grant, the Board of Directors approved the $2 million dollar budget for 2012. The main reason the grant was not spent appropriately is because Mary did not plan for the future of Magnolia when they received the one year grant. Hiring more counselors is an obvious need to help meet the increase of people suffering from PTSD after the terrorist attack. However, the remainder of the grant should not have went toward increasing Magnolia’s administrative services. When hiring the new counselors Mary should have only hired minimal permanent staff, and hired the rest as temporary employees. The need for more help in administrating the new patients is also an obvious need; however all of the new employees should also be

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