About Dr. David Clark


David L. Clark, D.Min., MAC, CCS, SAP, CCJP:

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.


Parenting Your Adult Child
Smoke Rise Baptist Church

Parenting Your Parents
Smoke Rise Baptist Church

Parenting Your Teenager
Smoke Rise Baptist Church

Ethics for the Addiction Professional
Georgia Association for Addiction Counselors

Ethics for Clinical Evaluators and Treatment Providers
State of Georgia Department of Human Resources

Advanced Ethics
Southeastern School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (40th annual).

Basic Counseling Skills
DeKalb State Court Probation

Family Violence
National Conference for American Association of Pastoral Counselors

Ethics Specific to the Half-Way House for Substance Abusers
Georgia Association of Recovery Residences

Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse 
41st Annual Southeastern School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

Understanding Substance Abuse
Professional Probation Services

Identifying Lies in Disquise
Professional Probation Services

The Therapist and Substance Abuse: Assessment, Intervention, and Referral
The Care and Counseling Center of Gerorgia