David J. Powell PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Biographical Info

David J. Powell, Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry within the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also President of the International Center for Health Concerns, Inc. In this capacity, he has trained on a variety of topics in fifty states and eighty-seven countries worldwide. He was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ETP, Inc. from 1974-1999, providing employee assistance program services to companies such as IBM, US Tobacco, Berlin Steel, Trump, Aetna Insurance Company, Travelers Insurance Companies, Rolls Royce, James River, among two hundred corporations. ETP also established and managed the Clinical Preceptorship Program, a comprehensive clinical supervision system, for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, at one hundred military bases worldwide, from 1976-1999. David Powell is on the editorial boards of four professional journals, including The Clinical Supervisor. He is the author of ten professional books, including Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, which is the major texts on the subject for the substance abuse field. He was chair of Treatment Improvement Protocol #52, published in 2009 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. He has served on advisory boards at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University. He has assisted in establishing clinical supervision systems for most of the major substance abuse treatment centers in the U.S., including Betty Ford Center, Caron Foundation, Sierra Tucson, Hanley Center, Hazelden, Gateway Rehabilitation, and Phoenix House, among others.

Education & Training

M.A. Div.
Princeton Theological Seminary (1970)
New School for Social Research (1972)
Indiana Northern Univ (1974)
Yale University (2002)
Hartford Seminary (2003)

Honors & Recognition

  • President's Award for Lifetime Contribution to Substance Abuse Field
    National Association of Addiction Professionals (2009)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
    Inc. Magazine and Ernst and Young (1990)

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