Curriculum Vitae

David P. Petersen, MSW, MHA (LLC) 
10 Boulder Crescent, Ste 101F
Colorado Springs, CO  80903-3344
[email protected]
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719-440-0025 office

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
Community development
Clinical program management & consultation
Full-spectrum forensic practice
1988 to 1991: Seminarian / Priesthood CandidateTheological studies & pastoral formation
Pastoral care in diverse applications
1987 to 1988: Inpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health PracticeInpatient & 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
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – California, pending

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.

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David’s Recovery History

Explanation of Past Addiction & Legal History for David Petersen

In my teen years, I abused illicit drugs within a ‘counterculture’ lifestyle. After being identified for robberies to support a $200 per day heroin habit, and realizing the severity of my addiction & offenses, I surrendered. In 1977 at age 22, I began serving the lenient prison sentence given to me in light of my voluntary surrender.

Throughout my four-year stay in the Texas Department of Corrections, I was a model inmate. My utilization of education, health and personal growth resources within the system was matched by consistent self-improvement and service within that community.

Since my release from prison in 1981, I have continued to live a productive, responsible life. In 1990 and 1991, two parole boards under successive gubernatorial administrations recommended me for Full Pardon. To date, my perpetual recovery from addiction spans 43+ years.

This explanation is composed for the review of persons who might utilize my experience and skills for the betterment of the community, in both professional and lay settings. Statistical data regarding this matter often needed for administrative or security clearance is listed below. Thank you for your interest and attention in this regard.

Statistical Data

Offenses:Aggravated Robbery (2)
Cause Numbers:77-CR-0520-W
Court:District Court, 186th Judicial District of Texas
300 Dolorosa San Antonio,
TX 78205-3030
Presiding Judge:Honorable James E. Barlow
Sentence:Eight years per cause, concurrent
Disposition:Discharged, March 8, 1981