Shelly Levin

Clinical Associate Professor

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

SHELLEY LEVIN has 30+ years of experience working with children and adults with serious mental illnesses in a variety of settings, including locked inpatient care, residential treatment and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs. She is a frequent clinical and administrative consultant to ACT programs.

Levin has more than 20 years of university teaching experience in the MSW and PhD programs at the USC School of Social Work. She has taught foundation year practice, as well as foundation and elective courses in mental health practice. She has also taught research and mental health policy. Her primary research interest is in advancing community care for those individuals with serious mental illnesses.


PhD, University of Southern California, 1994
MSW, University of Southern California, 1982
BA, University of Illinois Health Sciences Center, 1980