Curriculum Vitae

David P. Petersen, MSW, MHA (LLC) 
10 Boulder Crescent, Ste 101F
Colorado Springs, CO  80903-3344

Adaptable, motivated clinician and leader with proven program design, development, and implementation skills. Bilingual (English / Spanish), oral and written. Interpersonal capabilities with professional, pastoral, and lay (volunteer) community. Strong commitment to quality human services delivery and to the improvement of community health.

Professional Experience

2010 to Present: Interdisciplinary Practice

(Youth & Adult, Interventional)

Behavioral care development & delivery

Clinical & career advisement

Critical incident & case intervention

2000 to 2010: Community Health Practice

(Family, Pediatric & Adult)
Clinical assessment & therapy

Program direction & development

Clinical consultation

1991 to 2000: Criminal Justice & Substance Abuse Practice

Clinical program management & consultation

Full-spectrum forensic practice

Community development

1988 to 1991: Seminarian / Priesthood Candidate

Theological studies & pastoral formation

Pastoral care in diverse applications

1987 to 1988: Inpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health Practice

Inpatient & day hospital care delivery

Program Marketing
(Adolescent & Adult)

1972 to 1987: Business, Service & Industry
(’77-81 Texas Dept of Corrections)

Agency advertising & marketing

Media sales & marketing

Agri-Industrial chemical production & sales

Academic Credentials

  • Master of Social Work, Colorado State University
  • Master of Health Administration, Pacific Western University
  • Pastoral Lay Ministry Certificate, Oblate School of Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Humanities, University of Texas at San Antonio

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, Wyoming
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) – Colorado

Related Experience and Skills

Late teens & early twenties: total immersion in heroin addiction & counter-culture culminating in a four-year incarceration. Subsequent recovery unfolding into the public life of advanced clinical and pastoral care work. Public speaking and training for individuals, families, and clinical & pastoral practitioners.
References and detailed background qualifications are available upon request.

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