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Qualifications & Experience

State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Family and Community Services: (July 93-Present)
► Subject Matter Expert: Developmental Disabilities
► Experienced in appeal hearings for developmental disability treatment
► Expert/Instructor: Plan of Intervention, Goal, and writing… Contextually Mediated Measurable Behavioral Objectives
► Expert/Instructor: Community Collaboration:
► Early Intervention Specialist
► Appointed: Governor’s Coordinating Council for Families and Children. Member Executive Committee
► Program Manager (Navigation/Service Integration)
► Child Protection supervisor
► Children’s Mental Health supervisor
► Children’s Developmental Disabilities supervisor (supervise staff and contractors for this program in Northern Idaho)
► Expert in evidence based best practice options for Autism:
► DHW: Recipient of Director’s Award 2013

Rogers Counseling Center: (Feb. 1991-June 1993)
► Psychotherapist: Children and Families
► Director: Children’s Crisis Team
► MANDT (crisis intervention) instructor

State of Utah: Self-Sufficiency Counselor (for adults with disabilities)
(There were several articles written in the Deseret News and a national publication on my work and program.)

Additional Experience
► Chair: North West Regional Summit on Youth
► Chair: Madison County Community Council
► Chair: Lewis Clark Coalition for Families and Youth
► Chair: Upper Valley Center for Domestic Violence
► Organizer: July 4th Open Air Concert in Provo Utah (sometime in the 1980’s)
► Manager: Festival of the Arts Ball (BYU, also some time in the 80’s)
► Teacher In-service instructor LCSC (only a few courses)
► Developer and provider of free online IdahoSTARS courses for Child Care Providers (for approximately 4 years)
► Host parent for international students, including students from 11 countries for approximately 17 years.
►Certified Lifestyle Coach for the Diabetes Prevention Program (teaching for local Health Dept. on a voluntary basis)
►Certified in the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool
►12 step recovery group leader in local community and nearby prison (volunteer)
►Grant writer, administrator, reviewer (small grants)
►Was fluent in French. Can still communicate with some difficulty
►Lifelong avid student of history

Brigham Young University: M.Ed. Educational Psychology, (Aug. 1990)
Additional Education: Ricks College, Seattle Pacific University, Eastern Washington University

Publishing: Non-fiction:
Writing Contextually Mediated Measurable Behavioral Objectives (MBOs) ISBN-10: ***27
Collaboration: Finding Common Ground: almost anywhere ISBN-13:***312099
Autism (ASD) Intervention: The Very Basics ASIN: ***
Food Addiction, Binge Eating, Addiction Recovery: Choose: Health, Life, and Love (with recipes) ISBN-13:***997661
New Opportunities Workshop: A Transformational Experiential Workshop ISBN-10: ***
Morningstar: A story of mystery, intrigue, and discovery ISBN-13:***624313
TEDx Talk
Beating a Food Addiction | CR Pete Petersen | TEDxUIdaho



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Director's Award

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