David S. Prescott, LICSW

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Curriculum Vitae

updated July 2021


Assessing, treating, and preventing interpersonal, social, and sexual violence. Provide training and consultation in these areas around the world. Publishing books, chapters, magazines and blogs for professionals seeking to improve their practice. Special areas of focus include the Good Lives Model, Motivational Interviewing, and Feedback-Informed Treatment.

Current Positions

Safer Society Press
Brandon, Vermont, April 2020 - present.
Director of Acquisitions and Training, including acquisition and developmental editing of professional texts; coordinating webinars and other training programs focused on the prevention of social and sexual violence.

Continuing Excellence, LLC
2020 - present.
Founder and CEO providing professional and continuing education programs for practitioners engaged in preventing social and sexual violence.

Becket Family of Services
2020 - present.
Consultant and clinical director overseeing treatment in intensive residential services for adults in New Hampshire.

Independent Consultant and Trainer
2000 - present.
Current and recent projects in the United States, Norway, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, and elsewhere


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Maine

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Massachusetts

Independent Clinical Social Worker, New Hampshire

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New York

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Vermont

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Wisconsin


Darkstone Research Certificate 2000-55 in the assessment of Psychopathy using The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R)

Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Social Workers (DABFSW)

Massachusetts Adolescent Sex Offender Coalition (MASOC)

Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor (The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute)


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Master of Social Work - Boston College, May, 1987

Bachelor of Arts - English Literature, Syracuse University, May, 1984

Past Experience

Clinical Services Development Director
Becket Family of Services
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts — 2010 to 2020
Oversaw outpatient and inpatient services for Becket programs in Maine,

Clinical Director
Minnesota Sex Offender Program
Moose Lake, Minnesota — 2008 to 2010
Oversaw treatment of civilly committed sexual offenders. Provide consultation to other areas of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.

Treatment Assessment Director
Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, Mauston, Wisconsin — 2004 to 2008
Oversaw assessment and communication of treatment progress. Provided supervision, guidance, and consult to diverse areas of program for sex offenders civilly committed under Wisconsin’s Chapter 980 law.

Bennington School, Inc.
Bennington, Vermont — 1992 to 2004
Supervised treatment services to youth with histories of problem sexual behavior. Provided consult regarding services to sexually abusive youth, including individual and group therapy to a diverse population of students, ages 10 through 19. Provided therapeutic case management services. Develop and implement treatment services, training, and protocols for youth with sexual behavior problems. Supervision of clinicians and clinical interns as well as residential and educational supervisors and line staff. Assistance with admissions department.

Herbert Lipton Community Mental Health Center
Leominster, Massachusetts — 1991 to 1992
Clinician responsible for individual, group, and family therapies. Average caseload of 15 children (ages 4-16) referred by the Department of Social Services, with focus on collaborative work with outside agencies (e.g. schools, DSS, other treatment providers).

Wayside Union Academy
Marlborough, Massachusetts — 1989 to 1991
Clinician/administrator responsible for individual, group, and family therapies. Average caseload of 10 adolescents in a 16-bed residential program. Treated students referred by the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and Division of Youth Services.

Specialized in treatment of sexual abuse victims and youth with histories of sexually abusive behavior. Administrative duties included the development of policies and procedures with residential and educational departments, 24-hour on-call pager coverage for clinical and administrative crisis intervention, and supervision of clinical interns.

Catholic Charities of Cambridge and Somerville
Somerville, Massachusetts — 1987 to 1989
Social Worker. Provided casework services for families referred by the Department of Social Services in the greater Boston area. Developed specialization with multi-problem families. Collateral contact with a broad range of state and private services (e.g. legal system, mental health providers).

Arbor Associates
Boston, Massachusetts — 1986
Worked as relief staff in numerous residential facilities for the Division of Youth Services and the Department for Mental Health.

Alpha House North
Syracuse, New York — 1984 to 1985
Residential counselor in a 20-bed facility for court-mandated and voluntary substance abusers ranging in age from 13 to 40.

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