Cultural Diversity

Ways To Enhance the Work You Do With People Who Are Different From You

Your Instructor


Dr. David Clark
Dr. David Clark

Dr. Clark is an ordained minister who has spent the last ten years specializing in family violence intervention, substance abuse, and anger management. Dr. Clark was the Program Director at CARP, a long term treatment facility for addicts and alcoholics and supervised the care of more than two hundred clients in residence and another one hundred in half-way houses. Dr. Clark was a consultant for the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Dr. Clark implemented the Domestic Violence Intervention Program at the Atlanta Intervention Network with several satellites as well as developing the manual used by the clients. Dr. Clark is a nationally certified Master Addiction Counselor and Substance Abuse Professional (NAADAC) as well as being a State of Georgia Clinical Evaluator and Treatment Provider in the Multiple Offender DUI Program. Also, Dr. Clark is certified by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence Intervention. Additionally, Dr. Clark was a counselor at the Atlanta Union Mission which typically has one hundred clients in recovery and two hundred homeless clients staying over night.

Dr. Clark’s pastoral ministry has included two local churches and eleven years as a chaplain at Brook Run and the Georgia Mental Health Center. Dr. Clark was the last active chaplain at GMHI when it closed in 1998. Dr. Clark was the PRN chaplain at the Shepherd Center for two years.

Dr. Clark has been an ethics trainer for the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association, Southeastern School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (40th annual), and Georgia Association of Recovery Residences. He was an instructor for the Southeastern School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies’ course on Domestic Violence and Alcohol Abuse (2001). He has done workshops at a local church on : Parenting Your Adult Child, Parenting Your Parents, and Parenting Your Teenager. Dr. Clark gave a presentation on domestic violence at the national Pastoral Counselor’s Association annual meeting (2000). He has given several presentations on the Influence of Religion on Family Violence. He is on the Faith Based Committee in Dekalb County Georgia. He has done multiple presentations for probation offices on counseling skills, DUI laws and treatment, domestic violence laws, and working with offenders.

EDUCATIONAL SUMMARY: Doctor of Ministry (Columbia Seminary, major: Clinical Supervision), Master of Divinity (Emory University, major: Pastoral Counseling), Master of Religious Education (Southern Baptist Seminary, major: Social Work), Bachelor of Arts (Mercer University, major: Philosophy/Psychology).

CERTIFICATION: Master Addiction Counselor (NAADAC # 51521), GACA Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II (# 1016) and Certified Clinical Supervisor (# 0199). Substance Abuse Professional (NAADAC #10282). Certified with American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Georgia Multiple Offender Clinical Evaluator and Treatment Provider (ASAM I). GCFV Certified Family Violence Intervention Provider. LMFT eligible.


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