Clinical Psychologist and Professor
Dr Peters is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Florida. He serves as Director of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Coordinating Center for North American Universities, and as Vice President of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR). Dr Peters received two Fulbright Specialist grants for projects completed in Ghana (2015) and Paraguay (2017) and has served as Principal Investigator for multiple grant projects, including a NIDA P30 Research Core Center. He currently serves on the Florida Supreme Court’s Steering Committee on Problem-Solving Courts and has been a faculty member of the National Judicial College since 2014. He recently served as a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in developing guidelines on “Treatment Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment”, and is a member of the Treatment Expert Advisory Group (T-EAG) for the Colombo Plan. Dr Peters is on the editorial boards for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, the Journal of Dual Diagnosis, Addictology, and the Journal for Advancing Justice. Dr Peters served as Chair and Co-Editor of the SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #44 on “Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System”. He is also the lead author of the monograph “Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System” (3rd edition), published by SAMHSA in 2016.