Dr. David Powell

Dr. David PowellDr. David Powell is President of the International Center for Health Concerns, Inc., and the Clinical Supervision Institute and has trained for the past 34 years on clinical supervision and other topics in 50 states and 87 countries. His nine books and over 150 articles on health care and substance abuse are major texts in the field and his book, Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling (2004) is considered the primary book on the subject in the substance abuse field. He was the chair and lead author of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Improvement Protocol #52 on clinical supervision. He serves on the editorial board of five journals, including The Clinical Supervisor, and The Addiction Treatment Quarterly. He holds four master’s degrees in psychology, counseling, Islamic Studies, and medical ethics. He was a resident graduate at Harvard University and holds a doctoral degree in counseling and psychology. He served on advisory boards of Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University and taught at Princeton and Yale Universities. In 2009 he was given the President’s Award by the National Association of Addiction Professionals for his lifetime contribution to the addictions field.

Dr. Powell has been in the counseling field since 1965 and is a certified clinical supervisor in the alcohol and drug abuse and in sex therapy fields. He is a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and Diplomat in the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine and Psychotherapy. He is one of a hundred persons in the US that began the EAP movement in 1972 and started in 1972 the first state EAP for New Jersey and 55,000 state employees and 110,000 municipal employees. He was a founding member of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.