3 Questions With David Selden, LICSW, Cape Ann Adult Behavioral Learning Center

1. David, was social work your first career choice and what attracted you to theĀ field?

After deciding I would never be able to earn a living playing hockey, and all of the psychology graduate programs rejected me, I realized the people who seemed to know what I wanted to know and who I most enjoyed working with were social workers.

2. Name one thing that you wish more people understood about the professional role and the daily work of a social worker?

I wish that people understood how our bio-psychosocial approach promotes our abilities to intervene as both individual therapists and as higher level systems changers.

3. How does your social work experience and education guide your work in your current role at Cape Ann Adult Behavioral Learning Center?

My social work education opened a variety of opportunities for me. I have worked in health and business settings, in both the private and public sectors. I have worked one on one with individuals as a therapist and with large national systems as a consultant and manager. Some of my work has taken me around the country, so by the time I got to Cape Ann I had a pretty good idea of what a good day treatment program should look like.