William Madsen (b. 1954)
Bill Madsen, founder and director of the Family-Centered Services Project, is a widely influential family therapist and author based in Watertown, Massachusetts, and author of the seminal monograph, Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families, now in its second edition. Madsen’s more recent book with co-author Kevin Gillespie, Collaborative Helping, A Strengths Framework for Home-Based Services, furthers Madsen’s focus on the provision of social services informed by and tailored after the insider knowledge of clients and frontline service providers.
Career and Contributions
Following his graduation with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Boston University, Madsen combined direct clinical work in a variety of settings, much of it community based, with adjunct teaching in family therapy and clinical psychology at a number of institutions, including University of Massachusetts, Boston; Antioch New England Graduate School;...