Dr. Shelley Cohen Konrad is Professor and Director of the University of New England School of Social Work and founding Director (2009) of the Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education, an initiative that promotes shared learning, research, collaborative practice and service. Shelley has 30 years of clinical social work experience serving children and families. She co-founded two community programs, Kids First and Touchstone that offer low barrier services to children and their identified family systems. Shelley’s research and scholarship focuses on relational practices, arts and social work, affective learning, stakeholder engagement, and interprofessional pedagogy. Her the second edition of her book Practice with Children and Families: A Relational Perspective was published in 2019. She is an avid reader, art collector, gardener, baker, and enjoys time with her family on the coast of Maine.
Shelley Cohen Konrad, PhD, LCSW, FNAP
Professor and Director of the University of New England School of Social Work
Founding Director (2009) of the Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education
University of New England
Since 2018, the Nexus Summit has been planned in part by a panel of “super” patients, who have substantial experience with the United States health care system. Through their long-term and varied experiences as recipients of care, they share keen observations about what works and doesn’t work, how they have been engaged and respected (or haven’t been), whether their care is coordinated, and if their health professionals are truly a team - one including them. Patients and advocates Ted Meyer and Shelley Cohen Konrad help to curate the conversation and bring to light themes and trends from…