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Brittany Peters

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work

Degree Program Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Dr. Brittany Peters works with the College of Social and Behavioral Science at Walden University in the role of Contributing Faculty.

Dr. Peters has been teaching for 3 years. Dr. Brittany Peters has over 14 years of experience in community mental health as a clinician, advocate, consultant, and clinical director. Dr. Brittany received her BSW and MSW for Florida State University and her Doctor of Social work degree from the University of Tenness-Knoxville. As a licensed clinical social worker certified in addictions, and a qualified supervisor, Dr. Brittany devotes much of her time to improving clinical services in the community through the training and development of counselors and other professionals. She owns and operates a private practice, the Center for Wellness & Clinical Development. Continuing her belief in civic engagement, Dr. Brittany works on many boards and committees at a local and state level in Florida, focusing on substance misuse, child welfare, and community mental health. Dr. Brittany is the current President of the Board for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Pinellas, Chair of the Health & Wellness Committee with the Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals, the Co-chair of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Behavioral Health Interest Chair for NASW Statewide, and is trained as part of the Statewide Crisis Intervention Rapid Response Team.


Dr. Peters is considered an expert in substance use disorders and focuses primarily on treatment for individuals who are court-involved (i.e. dependency cases, criminal cases). Dr. Peter’s research interests include Family Drug treatment Courts, substance Use Disorders, and evidenced-based interventions for this population.

Education

BS, Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL United States

MSW, Florida State University - Tallahassee, United States

DSW, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN United States

Public Service

National Association of Social Workers, Committee Member - Tampa, FL United States

SunCoast Health Council, Board Member - Clearwater, FL United States

League of Women Voters- North Pinellas, Member - Clearwater, FL United States

Phi Alpha Honors Society- University of Tenn, Member

Urban League Young Professionals, Member - Saint Petersberg, FL United States

Presentations

Peters, B. D. (2018). Family Drug Treatment Courts, Do they work?.

Peters, B. D. (2017). Post-Partum Depression and Post-Partum Psychosis.