Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Saul Petersky BA

I am a Master of Social Work candidate with a deep understanding of low-barrier services in King County for adults experiencing homelessness. I have four and a half years of social services experience including over two years of experience as a case manager at Downtown Emergency Service Center. I am passionate about meeting people where they are with mutuality and patient/person-centered care.

I am a Practicum Student at the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) in UW Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. I worked at ADAI as a Research Study Assistant in Summer 2023. I also work per diem as a Mental Health Specialist II with UW Medicine at Harborview’s Medical Respite Program. Outside of work, I enjoy backpacking, martial arts, and country dancing.


Practicum Student (CEDEER)
Mental Health Specialist II (Harborview Medical Respite)


BA, Studio Arts, Hampshire College
Candidate for MSW, Clinical Social Work, University of Washington

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Research Interests

Systems analysis of behavioral health inequities within Washington State clinical programs serving people with histories of substance use disorder and chronic homelessness, specifically in permanent supportive housing.

Research & Other Projects