Robert Madden, LCSW, JD

  • Professor | Department of Social Work & Equitable Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph

Robert G. Madden LCSW, JD, is Professor, Department of Social Work & Equitable Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. He also has taught courses at the University of Connecticut School of Law and Smith College School of Social Work. Professor Madden holds an MSW from Columbia University and a law degree from the University of Connecticut. He has extensive clinical and school social work experience and currently maintains a consulting practice providing clinical supervision, ethical and legal consultation, and training to the social work and legal communities. Professor Madden is a family mediator who conducts high-conflict custody mediation services for the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut where he is also Chair of the Board of Directors. Professor Madden is an active scholar, including the following texts: Co-editor (with S. Brooks) of Relationship-Centered Lawyering: Social Science Theory to Transform Legal Practice (Carolina Academic Press, 2010); and the author of Essential Law for Social Workers (Columbia University Press, 2003) and Legal Issues in Social Work, Counseling and Mental Health: Guidelines for Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy (Sage, 1998). In 2008, Professor Madden received the Educator of the Year Award from the NASW Connecticut Chapter, and in 2014 he was honored with the Stack Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Saint Joseph.


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