Shelley Scheffler, PhD, LCSW-R

Shelley Scheffler, Ph.D, LCSW-R is an early adopter of the theory and practice of integrated care and has built her career around promoting it in the different healthcare and treatment settings where she worked. Recently she was the Vice President of Practice Innovations at the Services for the UnderServed. A significant part of her duties was to help the organization transition to an integrated care model. To that end, she started a number of initiatives that included: 1) participation in the SAMHSA learning collaborative to integrate primary care into substance use treatment, 2) collaboration and submission of the NYS CCBHC application and 3) initiating a system wide Trauma Informed Care Project, which also included a Zero Suicide initiative. Prior to this, Dr Scheffler was the Senior Integrated Care Specialist at the Center for Excellence in Integrated Care (CEIC). This project was funded by the New York State Health Foundation to promote co-occurring capability in substance use and mental health treatment services throughout New York State. The model included the use of standardized assessments (DDCMHT, DDCAT), on-site technical assistance and on-going learning collaboratives. Dr. Scheffler also worked on similar projects providing technical assistance to FQHC’s using an on-site standardized assessment, providing organizational training and detailed outcome analysis. Dr. Scheffler has administrative experience heading case management and substance use services at a large hospital center as well as directing smaller programs early in her career. A dynamic trainer, she is a certified SBirt trainer, and has developed workshops on trauma, substance use, homelessness as well as other social issue topics. Dr. Scheffler has taught at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, the Simmons School of Social Work and the Fordham University CASAC Program. Currently she works as a consultant in the behavioral healthcare field, specializing in integrated care.