College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Blum has been providing consultation to various behavioral healthcare programs, organizations, state governments, Native American Tribal programs and governments, and the federal government serving or overseeing programs for those with mental health, substance abuse, and developmental/intellectual disabilities across the United States since 1996. From 1997 to 2004, he was a part-time surveyor for the Joint Commission and reviewed over 350 programs. He worked in a private counseling practice between 1988-1996. Before that he worked in a variety of hospital-based and other community organizations providing outpatient and inpatient counseling, crisis intervention, rehabilitation, and career counseling. He has taught in a variety of undergraduate through doctoral programs in human services and counseling programs at both traditional ground-based and online universities for a total of more than 20 years. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, and has been active in local and national professional organizations.