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Dr. Franklin is a highly accomplished therapist, with many years of especially diverse professional experiences. He spent several years in the USAF, working as a clinician where he excelled in a variety of treatment settings. David served as a clinical provider and treatment team leader on an inpatient psychiatric unit, gained valuable experience working as a clinical provider on the Air Force's largest inpatient alcohol rehabilitation center, was the Director of a Family Advocacy Program (a military program designed to treat and stop child and spousal neglect and abuse), worked with families having a disabled family member, was an outpatient mental health clinician, a hostage negotiator consultant, and was the program manager for a base wide suicide prevention program. David was also an outpatient substance abuse diagnostic evaluator and worked as the clinical adviser for an outpatient smoking cessation program. He is a certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefer (CISD) and was listed as an Emergency Responder in the USAF.

David received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University), a Master of Science of degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from The University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation research was innovative for all counseling professions. Specifically, he developed a way to measure a mental health clinician's ethical competence. Because of his groundbreaking work, he is one of the foremost experts in the area of ethics and ethical competence.

David also hold numerous, prestigious credentials, such as the Diplomate rating from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and Board Certification in Domestic Violence. In addition, he holds a Diplomate rating in Clinical Social Work from The National Association of Social Workers.

The Diplomate certification is a special recognition bestowed upon individuals who are qualified to practice within a specialty by virtue of advanced training and experience in the specialty area itself, and, who have also passed an intensive examination given by a national board of senior specialists who serve as examiners. You can verify these advanced credentials by clicking on their respective links and visiting their site(s).

You can contact The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners to verify his active licensure status. Lastly, you can see Dr. Franklin's Provider Listing at HelpPRO.