Kathy
Polasky-Dettling

VP of Clinical Strategies

Never in our lifetime have we seen a greater need of support for people and families with complex lives. With people with mental illness, substance use and chronic health conditions in need of effective treatment, treatment agencies are challenged to provide great services as funding becomes more challenging.

Utilizing my twenty-six years as a clinician and administrator working in community settings, I support agencies in assessing their strengths and identifying areas of optimization that can lead to efficient and effective business practices, as well as positive recovery outcomes for people. I work with clinicians and administrators to design and implement workflows that support rapid access to care, engagement in evidence-based practices, and in using technology, including electronic medical records to enhance treatment.

My educational background includes an MA in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University and additional training in Integrated Healthcare from the University of Massachusetts. As the Vice President of Clinical Strategies at Afia, I have provided expert consultation and training for the National Council for Behavioral Health, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Care and many other agencies and networks for the past five years.

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