Larry Schallert LCSW is the Assistant Director of the Student Health & Wellness/Mental Health Program at
College of the Canyons. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters in Social Work.
He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, holds a Pupil Personnel Services Credential and is a Diplomate in Clinical
Social Work. He has over 30 years’ experience working with community mental health, public schools and
education. He has received local, state and national recognition for his leadership in developing school based
mental health programming and several of his programs have been used as models for LA County. He has
published articles in national journals and presented at local, state and national conferences on a variety of
issues related to school based mental health and dual diagnosis and contributed to the writing of the American
Association of Marriage and Family Therapy’s recent publication: The Transforming System: A Practical Handbook for Understanding the Changes in
California Community Mental Health.
He has been an Associate Professor teaching masters levels courses in psychopathology at Antioch University and Pacific Oaks College, has been on
the faculty at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, has directed mental health, developmentally disabled, and recreation programs, has a private practice
consulting and serving youth, families and adults and has chaired the Mayors Blue Ribbon Task Force on Transition Aged Youth Issues and the SCV
Committee on Suicide Prevention, Postvention and Wellness and the SCV Ad Hoc Committee on Human Trafficking among other collaborations. He
has co- written, been awarded and executed several major grants for college campuses including SAMHSA, Student Equity and California Community
College School Mental Program Grants. He is an integral member of the COC Behavioral Intervention Team and has implemented multiple programs
and initiatives addressing mental health, suicide and wellness on the college campus and has partnered with community providers to provide
seamless linkages through MOU’s, shared trainings and colocation.