Scott Petersen, AM '02
2010 Recipient of the Elizabeth Butler Award
Scott R. Petersen, LCSW, CAC-III is a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) and co-coordinator of GSSW’s Trauma Certificate Program. He is also a Faculty Member at the Center for Social Innovation based in Boston, MA. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Denver, CO. He has been working with people affected by mental illness, substance use, and trauma for over 20 years as an outreach worker, case manager, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and program director.
While working with Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights based in Chicago, IL, he served as a trainer and consultant for the Iraq Integrated Torture Treatment Project. He is a current member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
Prior to teaching at GSSW, where he received the school's 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award for Adjunct Faculty, he was a Lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Mr. Petersen received his master's degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and completed addictions counseling training through Grant Hospital's Clinical Training Program for Addictions Counseling.