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Roslyn M. Caldwell Biography

Dr. Caldwell received her doctorate in clinical/counseling/school psychology (with an emphasis in clinical and forensic) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed an APA accredited predoctoral internship at Baylor College of Medicine and received training in a wide-range of clinical related settings including neuropsychology, school/educational, and forensic psychology. Within the forensic setting, Dr. Caldwell was trained in the area of child-custody evaluations, sex offender treatment, and juvenile justice related evaluations. Dr. Caldwell also received specialized training in criminal competencies and restoration, civil commitment evaluations, and the treatment of mentally disordered offenders by completing an APA accredited postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Caldwell’s clinical and research experiences emphasize areas of clinical and forensic psychology related to multiculturalism, mental health programming, and program evaluation and treatment effectiveness among adolescent youth and adult female offenders. Her research aims to: 1) bring attention and awareness to racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, and socio-economic issues among clinical and correctional populations; and 2) establish evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that focus on these issues which impact treatment and legal decision making, particularly among African American and Latino populations.

Dr. Caldwell has published several articles and book chapters related to mental health, factors associated with juvenile delinquency, violence among African American and Latino adolescents, and adult female offending. She is also the co-creator and director of the Bakari Mentoring Program, a culturally sensitive and gender specific intervention and prevention program for youth. Dr. Caldwell has received several grant awards and recognitions for her work and community engagement.


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