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 a MSSW 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.


  • Social Work Track: The Ethics of Police Social Work

    The breakout session will focus on ethical considerations for embedded social workers. The panel will cover the Code of Ethics, including privacy and confidentiality, social justice, and articulating social work values, standards, and principles as an embedded PSW.