Pete Singer

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker


Peter Singer, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker having over 27 years’ experience working with trauma in a variety of settings, including schools, group homes, foster care, home-based services, outpatient therapy, law firms, and more. As such, Mr. Singer has performed a variety of roles, including direct service professional, foster parent, school social worker, clinical therapist and supervisor, organization executive director, consultant, and others. Pete has worked extensively with families, teens, and children who have experienced trauma, including maltreatment, medical trauma, assault, violent loss, and captivity.

Pete received his Masters in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, and is scheduled to complete a certificate in Trauma-Effective Leadership from the University of Minnesota in 2018. He is a licensed school social worker, board-approved supervisor, and registered parent educator with Circle of Security – Parenting, an attachment-based parenting approach for families who may be at risk or who have emotional and behavioral concerns. Pete has trained extensively on and implements Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach for working with children who have experienced trauma.

Pete is the Founding Director of Care in Action Minnesota, a non-profit organization that works to equip faith communities as well as the broader community to better prevent and respond to child maltreatment. He has served on several workgroups, including the Cultural Provider’s Network, Ramsey County Ending Racial Disparities Workgroup, Youth in Transition Workgroup, Washington County Foster Care workgroup, and more. Pete founded and acts as the lead consultant/trainer for Advanced Trauma Consulting. In that role, he provides training and consultation on individual and organizational trauma-effective practices. Additionally, Pete provides ongoing consultation and training to organizations in the legal, healthcare, human service, and education fields including for the Child Friendly Faith Project, Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, Minnesota School Social Workers Association, Minnesota Department of Education, and for local schools and faith communities.

Pete joined Zero Abuse Project’s Speakers Bureau in 2016 and has presented at our 2017 and 2018 VIP Summit and at several of our SET Your Faith Community trainings throughout the United States.