GERALD D. SHULMAN, M.A., M.A.C.,
Gerald Shulman is a licensed clinical psychologist, Master Addiction Counselor, Fellow of the American
College of Addiction Treatment Administrators and board certified by the American Academy of Psychologists Treating Addiction.
He has been providing treatment, clinically or administratively supervising the delivery of care to alcoholics and drug addicts
since 1962. He has worked in public and private programs, proprietary and not-for-profit agencies in detoxification, rehabilitation
and transitional care, in both inpatient and outpatient, in single and multi-site programs. He developed family, adolescent,
older adult, dual diagnosis and cocaine programs.
Among his current interests are older adults with substance use disorders
(he was a workgroup leader for TIP #26, "Substance Abuse Among Older Adults"), effective and efficient assessment for the
clinician, implementation and use of the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria (of which he was an author and an ASAM-identified
trainer), delivering high quality treatment services in a managed care environment, comprehensive approaches to relapse prevention,
risk to children in addicted families, waiting list management, evidenced-based treatment and outcomes-driven treatment.
He was a co-editor of the Journal of Chemical Dependency Treatment and a trainer and consultant who has provided services
in the public and private sectors, both civilian and military, to providers, managed care staff, insurance companies, professional
associations, states and EAPs. He has provided assistance to programs moving from fixed length of stay, program driven models
to variable length of stay, clinically driven models. He is an instructor at many different schools on alcohol and drug studies
(Rutgers yearly for 25 years) and the author of over 80 articles and clinical instruments. He is particularly interested in
models that maximize treatment dollars.