Joshua W. Madsen


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, Clinical Psychology
  • M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, Clinical Psychology
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, Psychology

Joshua W. Madsen, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 21982) and director of the San Diego VA Family Mental Health Program, as well as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. In 2010, he received (with the Chief of Chaplain Services) a Patient-Centered Care Innovations grant aimed at increasing access to evidence-based couple services throughout the San Diego VA.  He currently conducts research on couple therapy within the VA, and has co-authored articles appearing in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of adolescent depression, antidepressant adherence, and couple therapy within the VA system.  He supervises trainees across disciplines (e.g., clinical psychology, MFT) within VA, UCSD, SDSU, and USD training programs in evidence-based couple/family therapy, primarily Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy, in which he is a certified therapist and supervisor.  He maintains a private practice in San Diego.