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Michael Shafer

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Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3920
Biography

Michael S. Shafer is a professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions where he also holds affiliate appointments in the Center for Health Information Research and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Shafer is the founding director of the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy which has, for the past 25 years, conducted cutting edge research on the adoption and implementation of innovative practices in behavioral health care. Shafer has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed research articles and generated more than $45 million in grants and contracts that target capacity building and innovation in behavioral health services. Shafer earned his doctorate in education in 1988 from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has received numerous awards and citations, including recognition from the U.S. Department of Justice for the development of crisis intervention training for law enforcement personnel. Shafer is a frequent contributor to professional literature and he consults with behavioral health agencies throughout the country. 

Education

Ph.D. Education, Virginia Commonwealth University 1988

Research Interests
  • Effectiveness of telemedicine in training substance abuse counselors;
  • Effectiveness of mental health courts
  • Organizational and patient level mechanisms affecting implementation of Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Implementation or substance abuse treatment services within correctional and child welfare systems
Publications
  • Frank S. Pearson, Michael S. Shafer, Richard Dembo, Graciela del Mar Vega-Debién, Jennifer Pankow, Jamieson L. Duvall, Steven Belenko, Linda K. Frisman, Christy A. Visher, Michele Pich, Yvonne Patterson. Efficacy of a Process Improvement Intervention on Delivery of HIV Services to Offenders: A Multisite Trial. American Journal of Public Health (2014).
  • Shafer, M.S. & Phister, S. Health Care. Arizona's Vulnerable Populations (2014).
  • Bean, K.F. & Shafer, M.S., & Glennon, M. The impact of housing first and peer support on people who are medically vulnerable and homeless. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal (2013).
  • Fox, A.M., Mulvey, P., Katz, C.M. & Shafer, M.S. Untangling the relationship between mental health and homelessness among a sample of arrestees. Crime & Delinquency (2013).
  • Linton, K.F., & Shafer, M.S. Factors associated with the health service utilization of unsheltered, chronically homeless adults. Social Work in Public Health (2013).
  • Malvini Redden, S. *, Tracy, S.J., & Shafer, M.S. A metaphor analysis of recovering substance abusers’ sense making of medication-assisted treatment. Qualitative Health Research (2013).
  • Carlson, B., Williams, L., & Shafer, M.S. Methamphetamine –abusing parents in child welfare: Are they more challenging than other substance abusing parents?. Journal of Public Child Welfare (2012).
  • Friedmann, P.D., Hoskinson, R., Gordon, M., Schwartz, R., Kinlock, T., Knight, K., Flynn, P.M., Welsh, W., Stein, L.A., Sacks, S., O’Connell, D.J., Knudsen, H., Shafer, M.S., Hall, E., & Frisman, L. Medication-assisted treatment in criminal justice agencies affiliated with the Criminal Justice-Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJDATS): Availability, barriers, & intentions. Substance Abuse (2012).
  • Hodge, D. R., Moser, S. E., & Shafer, M.S. Spirituality and mental health among homeless mothers. Social Work Research (2012).
  • Carlson, B.E. & Shafer, M.S. Traumatic histories and stressful life events of incarcerated parents: childhood and adult traumatic histories. The Prison Journal (2010).
  • Carlson, B.E., Shafer, M.S., & Duffee, D. Traumatic histories and stressful life events of incarcerated parents II: gender and ethnic differences in substance abuse and service needs. The Prison Journal (2010).
  • J Cook, J Burke-Miller, L Blankertz, Michael Shafer, S Pickett-Schenk, D Grey, A Lehman, R Drake, W McFarlane, P Gold, H Leff, C Blyler, M Toprac, L Razzano. Integration of psychiatric and vocational services: A multi-site randomized, controlled trial of supported employment. American Journal of Psychiatry (2005).
  • J Cook, Michael Shafer, L Blankertz, K Dudek, L Razzano, D Grey, J Burke-Miller, H Leff, C Blyler, P Gold, R Goldberg, P Gold, K Mueser, M Toprac, W McFarlane. Results of a multisite randomized trial of supported employment interventions for individuals with severe mental illness. Archives of General Psychiatry (2005).
  • Michael Shafer, B Arthur, M Franczak. An analysis of post-booking jail diversion programming for persons with co-occurring disorders. Behavioral Sciences and the Law (2004).
  • Michael Shafer, R Rhode, J Chong. Utilizing distance education to promote the transfer of motivational interviewing skills among behavioral health professionals. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (2004).
  • D Watson, R Rawson, Michael Shafer, S Rataemane, J Obert, L Bisesi, S Tanamly. A distance education model for training substance abuse treatment providers. Journal of Teaching on Addictions (2003).
  • P Lattimore, N Broner, R Sherman, L Frisman, Michael Shafer. A comparison of pre-booking and post-booking diversion programs for mentally ill substance using individuals with justice involvement. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice Issues (2003).
  • Franczak, M (Author) ,Shafer, Michael S (Author) . Jail diversion in a managed care environment: The Arizona experience. Serving mentally ill offenders and their victims: Challenges and opportunities for mental health professionals (2002).
  • K Unger, R Pardee, Michael Shafer. Outcomes of postsecondary supported education for people with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 623Program Evaluation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 632Policy Practice
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 603Soc Work Prac-Health Settings
SWG 608Ecol Appr Pract Child,Yth Fam
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 623Program Evaluation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 623Program Evaluation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 623Program Evaluation
Presentations
  • Fike, D.C., Shafer, M.S., Bonifas, R.P., Gustavson, K., Jarrell, K., Vissicaro, P., & Sun, F. Leveraging our place to transform a community: The westward ho initiative. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2013).
  • Shafer, M.S., Legander, S., Rivera, R., Radatz, M.A., Staples, V., & Rorke, J. Best practices in consumer operated services and programs (COSP): A descriptive study of program participants and impacts. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2013).
  • Shafer, M.S., Prendergast, M.L., Duffee, D., Peters, R., & Tracy, S.J. The role of facilitation in organizational change in correctional settings: A mixed-methods analysis. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (Nov 2013).
  • Roberto, A., Shafer, M.S., & Marmo, J. Predicting substance-abuse treatment providers’ communication with clients about medication assisted treatment: A test of the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior. National Communication Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2013).
  • Stratton, H.J., Shafer, M.S., & Wu, J. The role of cannabinoid receptor 2 in mediating the theta oscillation between the amygdala and ventral hippocampus of the mouse. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (Nov 2013).
  • Shafer, M.S., Prendergast, M.L., Rivera, R., Abdel-Salam, S., Janich, N., Kilmer, A., Peters, R. Effectiveness of an organizational process improvement intervention (OPII) for improving the assessment, case planning and referral processes for offenders. Addiction Health Services Research Conference (Oct 2013).
  • Shafer, M.S., Rivera, R., Legander, S. Utility and benefits of gathering data for funders, clients, and clinic or consumer operated programs. 14th Annual Summer Institute, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (Jul 2013).
  • Shafer, M.S., Staples, V., Lindsey, A. Patients with a serious mental illness and metabolic syndrome: Lifesaving information and strategies for the behavioral health professional. 14th Annual Summer Institute, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (Jul 2013).
  • Ryan, O., Summers, K., Shafer, M.S., Gotham, H.J., Cruz, M. Vital signs: A national study of the addiction treatment profession. College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting (Jun 2013).
  • Prendergast, M.L., Welsh, W., Shafer, M.S., Melnick, G., Stein, L., Duvall, J. Influence of organizational and staff characteristics on success in implementing process improvement goals in correctional treatment settings. College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting (Jun 2013).
  • Shafer, M.S., Lindsey, A., Urbine, T. Interagency collaboration between specialty courts and substance abuse treatment agencies - It looks like a painting by Matisse. Arizona Problem Solving Courts Conference (May 2013).
  • Malvini Redden, S. *, Tracy, S.J., & Shafer, M.S. A metaphor analysis of recovering substance abusers’ sense making of medicated-assisted treatment. National Communication Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2012).
  • Prendergast, M.L., & Shafer, M.S. Improving best practices for assessment and service planning for offenders: The organizational process improvement intervention (OPII). American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (Nov 2011).
  • Shafer, M.S., Prendergast, M., Duffee, D., Lehman, L., Stein, P.D., & Noble-Desy, P. Implementing evidence supported drug treatment in corrections-provider networks: Comparing three models of inter-organizational change. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (Nov 2011).
  • Shafer, M.S., Prendergast, D., Duffee, D., Lehman, L., Stein, P.D., & Noble-Desy, P. Implementing evidence supported drug treatment in corrections-provider networks: Comparing three models of inter-organizational change. College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting (Jun 2011).
  • Shafer, M.S., Sauvageot, J., Staples, V., Rivera, R., & Davis, C. Mommas, babies, and drugs: Outcomes, processes, and implications from partnerships of child welfare and substance abuse treatment services. 11th Annual Summer Institute, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (Jul 2010).
  • Choate, D. *, Shafer, M.S., Katz, C. Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders among Recently Booked Arrestees. College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting (Jun 2010).
  • Pande, A., Mulvey, P., Shafer, M.S., Staples, V., & Rivera, R. Re-entry programming for offenders with co-occurring disorders: Process and outcome findings from a pilot study. College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting (Jun 2010).
  • Shafer, M.S., Williams, L., Carlson, B., & Rivera, R. Predictors of family reunification and child maltreatment recurrence among substance abusing families. College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting (Jun 2010).
Service
  • Mental Health Association of Arizona, Plenary Speaker at Annual Conference (2014 - Present)
  • Maricopa County Health Integration Task Force, Member (2014 - Present)
  • College Management Council, Member (2014 - Present)
  • President Faculty Council, Member (2013 - Present)
  • School of Social Work, Executive Committee, Executive Committee Member (2010 - Present)
  • School of Social Work, Graduate Faculty, Graduate Faculty Member (2010 - Present)
  • School of Letters and Sciences, Doctor of Behavioral Health, Graduate Committee, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • School of Letters and Sciences, Doctor of Behavioral Health, Leadership Committee, Leadership Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • School of Social Work, Planning, Administration & Community Practice Committee (PAC), Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • PAC Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • School of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Graduate Faculty, Graduate Faculty Member (2007 - Present)
  • Director (2006 - Present)
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Southern Arizona, Board Member (2000 - Present)
  • Arizona Problem Solving Courts Conference, Prescott, AZ, Speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • Office of the Provost, Curriculum Planning Committee, Master of Science, Healthcare Delivery, Curriculum Planning Committee Member (2011 - 2012)
  • College of Public Programs, Dean Search Committee, Dean Search Committee Member (2011 - 2011)
  • Social-Behavioral Institutional Review Board, Member (2001 - 2006)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Reclaiming Futures Initiative, Program Consultant (2004 - 2004)
  • American Evaluation Association's Annual Meeting. Topic: Grantwriting, Workshop Presenter (2002 - 2002)
  • Arizona Association for Persons in Supported Employment, Vice President and Board Member (1993 - 2002)
  • Assistant Scoutmaster, & Scoutmaster, Troop 299, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Troop Committee Chair (1995 - 2001)
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Dona Ana County, New Mexico, Topic: Promising Trends in Meeting the Needs of Persons with Co-Occuring Disorders, Keynote Speaker (2000 - 2000)
  • National Steering Committee, Jail Diversion Demonstrations Programs, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Chair (1999 - 2000)
  • Research Committee of the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Member (1994 - 2000)