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 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
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) – Colorado
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – Texas

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 a 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 available upon request.