David L. Hussey, PhD

Associate Professor
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Research Director
Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Director
Mandel Leadership Fellows Program
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

David L. Hussey is Associate Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Dr. Hussey also serves as the Director of the Mandel Leadership Fellows Program, and the Associate Director for Research at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education. Dr. Hussey is a licensed independent social worker -supervisor (LISW-S), and the former clinical and research director at Beech Brook, a children’s mental health agency in Cleveland.

Dr. Hussey’s primary areas of research are in mental health, violence and victimization, trauma and behavioral health interventions. Dr. Hussey is an accomplished clinician, researcher and teacher, with over thirty-five years of clinical experience in health, mental health, and child welfare settings. He has designed and directed a variety of therapy and treatment programs in hospital, residential, foster care, outpatient, school and community settings.

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Teaching Information

Courses Taught

SASS 528. Evidence-Informed Practice
SASS 538. Evidence Based Practice: Selection, Implementation, and Practice Issues
SASS 549. Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work
SASS 583. Social Work Practice in Mental Health with Adults

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Violence and Victimization
  • Mental health, trauma, substance abuse, dual disorders
  • Behavioral health intervention research
  • Child welfare, special needs adoption
  • Music therapy for complex trauma 

Recent Funding

Co-PI, Project Prevent (84.184M). U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, through the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio, $750,000 (10/2/19 – 9/30/2024).

Consultant, Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) (HRSA-19-085; 1 T98HP33464¬01¬00), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals Program, $1,113,749, (9/1/19-8/31/22).

PI, Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Reducing Recidivism Through Systems Improvement (BJA-2018-13631). U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), through the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, $186,000 (10/1/2018-9/30/2021).

PI, Cuyahoga County Jail Diversion Program (6H79SM080576-01M001). Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) through the Cuyahoga County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board, $330,000 (9/30/2018-9/29/2022).

Research Consultant, MetroHealth Integrated Care Training Program (SF-42400002346), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals Program, $1,293,050, (9/8/17-8/31/20).

PI, Evaluation of Cuyahoga County Crisis Services Response System, Cuyahoga County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board, $50,000 (9/1/17–12/30/18).

PI, Safe Schools/Health Students (continuation) (1U79SM061536), Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, $153,121 (10/1/17–12/30/18).

PI, Behavioral Health Curriculum Development Initiative, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health, $90,000 (9/2017-12/30/19)

PI, Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) (1H79SM061909-01), Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through Ohio Department of Education via Educational Services Center (ESD) – Cuyahoga County, $285,000 (11/1/16-9/30/2019).

PI, Cuyahoga County Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Pilot Project (1H79SM063540-01). Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse (CASP) through the Cuyahoga County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board, $800,000 (9/30/2016-9/29/2020).

PI, Addiction - Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System (ACHESS), New Directions (Adult), $50,000, (12/1/16-9/30/17).

PI, Reentry Programming with Cuyahoga County (Reentry Redirection – Euclid Jail), Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, $49,731 (9/1/16–12/30/17).

PI, Addiction - Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System (ACHESS), New Directions (Adolescent). $32,000, (3/1/16-8/31/17)

PI, Safe Schools Health Students (1U79SM061536) Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services via Harrison Hills City School District. $38,000, (7/1/15 – 9/29/17).

PI, School-Based Mental Health. Cuyahoga County Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board, $49,194, (1/1/15 – 7/30/17).

PI, Health Integration and Training Expansion (HITE) (1 G02HP27930-01-00). Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals Program, $421,469 (9/30/14-9/29/17).

Professional Memberships

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (2019). Member, CSWE National Taskforce Substance Use Curricular Guide Working Group: Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice.
Alternate Member (2018- ), National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs of Abuse (ATOD) Specialty Practice Section.
Advisory Board Member (2017- 2020), Behavioral Health Curriculum Development Initiative, The National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (TA Network) through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Publications

Council on Social Work Education (2020) (National Task Force Member). Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Substance Use Social Work Practice. Retrieved from https://www.cswe.org/Education-Resources/2015-Curricular-Guides.

Hussey, D. & Coen Flynn, K. (2019). The utility and impact of the addiction comprehensive health enhancement support system (ACHESS) on substance abuse treatment adherence among youth in an intensive outpatient program. Psychiatry Research, 281. doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2019.112580

Kobulsky, J. M., Kepple, N. J., Holmes, M. R., & Hussey, D.L. (2017). Concordance of parent- and child reported physical abuse following child protective services investigation. Child Maltreatment, 22(1), 24-33. doi 10.1177/1077558516673156

Baughman Sladky, M., Hussey, D., Flannery, D., Jefferis, E. (2015). Adolescent delinquency and violent behavior. In T. P. Gullotta, R. W. Plant, M. A. Evans (Eds.). Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment, 2nd edition (pp. 445-471). New York: Springer Press.

Layman, D., Hussey, D.L., Reed, A. (Fall, 2013). The Beech Brook group therapy assessment instrument: A pilot study. Journal of Music Therapy, 50(3), 155-175.

Hussey, D., Falletta, L., & Eng, A. (2012). Risk factors for mental health diagnoses among children adopted from the public child welfare system. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 2072-2080.

Hussey, D. (2012). An in-depth analysis of special needs adoption children and their biological mothers. Journal of Social Work, 12(5), 528-544.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Social Science Administration
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Arts
John Carroll University