David Selden

David Selden

Professional Details

Title: Visiting Instructor
Office: 287 Lafayette
Phone: 978-542-6650
Email: david.selden@salemstate.edu

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2859 S1 PSY741 Group Counseling

Professional Biography

Dave is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Masters degree in social work from Boston University. He has been involved in the development, provision and management of mental health and substance use disorder services for over 35 years. He currently teaches in both the Social Work School and Department of Psychology at Salem State, maintains a private practice in Salem, and consults to the North Shore Recovery High School. He also writes on Substance Abuse issues for the national news service Examiner.com, manages an on-line training program for the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and serves on the board of the state affiliate of USPRA. Dave is active in the local community and is currently the Secretary of the Marblehead Cares Coalition. a community-wide coalition focused on decreasing youth alcohol and drug use by creating and sustaining a safe and healthy community culture that supports youth and families. 

Professional Interests

Dave's professional interests include training of front-line supervisors and managers, and the prevention and treatment of underage alcohol and other drug use.

Selected Publications

Dave is the Boston Substance Abuse Examiner for Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/substance-abuse-in-boston/david-selden

Dave has contributed book chapters and articles to numerous publications and professional journals including:

What We Can Learn From Starbucks and McDonalds: both train middlemanagers to be more effective leaders. Behavioral Healthcare,January, 2008.

Managed CareResource Guide for Social Workers in Health Care Settings (VivianH. Jackson, Editor with R. Beineke, R. Bond, R. Van Tassel ), NASWPress, Washington, D.C. 1996 .

Managed CareResource Guide for Social Workers in Agency Settings (Vivian H.Jackson, Editor with R. Beineke, R. Bond, R. Van Tassel ), NASWPress, Washington, D.C. 1994.

Zipple, A.M.,Selden, D., Spaniol, L., Bycoff, S. Leading for the Future: EssentialCharacteristics of Successful Psychosocial Rehabilitation ProgramManagers, In: An Introduction to Psychiatric Rehabilitation(Ed) Leroy Spaniol et al, Columbia, MD: IAPSRS, pp.385-392, 1994.

Selected Presentations

Dave is a regular presenter at local, regional and national professional conferences

Personal Interests

Bicycling and writing

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