Michael Caldwell

Position title: Senior Lecturer, Psychology and Senior Staff Psychologist

Email: mfcaldwell@wisc.edu

Michael F. Caldwell, Psy.D. is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Senior Staff Psychologist at the Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center. He currently serves as Past President of the Wisconsin Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Dr. Caldwell has provided clinical treatment and risk assessment services for violent adolescent offenders including adolescent sexual offenders, and he has conducted research into risk assessment methods and the effectiveness of treatment interventions with adolescent offenders with callous/unemotional traits.  He is currently a Co-Principle Investigator on NIMH grants investigating the neuroscience of aggression and changes in the adolescent brain associated with effective treatment.  He is also a consultant to the Urban Institute and the MIND Research Network at the University of New Mexico.  He has served as a consultant to the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Juvenile Justice, the National Academy of Sciences Sackler International Scientific Forum on Neuroscience and the Law, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University, and the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, among many others.  He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to risk assessment and treatment of violent adolescent delinquents and adolescent sexual offenders.