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
Community development

Clinical program management & consultation
Full-spectrum forensic practice

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
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – California, pending

Related Experience and Skills

Late teens & the early twenties: total immersion in heroin addiction & counter-culture culminating in 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 available upon request.