Richard W. Madwid, MS, LPC, LADC, CCS

Director, Behavioral Health Counseling

Richard Madwid has 37 years of experience in the mental health field working with youth, adults, families, school systems, community agencies, residential care facilities, hospitals and universities providing a variety of education, prevention, early intervention, treatment and management services.

Richard holds a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. Richard has been an adjunct professor and a campus clinical supervisor at Fairfield University for 19 years in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions and currently an adjunct professor at Western Connecticut State University’s Graduate School of Education and Educational Psychology.
His teaching and clinical interests include family therapy, treatment issues of children and adolescents, addictions, community agency management and clinical supervision.

Richard Madwid has researched and lectured nationally in the area of the effects of contemporary music on youth development. He has maintained a private practice throughout his career specializing in adolescents, adults and families.

Currently, Richard is Director of Behavioral Health Services for Catholic Charities of Fairfield County.

As a songwriter/musician, Richard has over 40 years experience performing and managing bands covering small to large concert venues. Richard has performed as an opening act for the Beach Boys, Cyndi Lauper, Ario Guthrie, America and more …

Special Recognition
Excellence in Teaching and Service Award, Fairfield University Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions 2012
Clinical Supervision and Training Award, Fairfield University Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions 2010
Excellence in Clinical Supervision, Connecticut Counseling Association 2009
Keynote Presenter,” Exploring the Effects of Music on Youth Development “, Winthrop College of Music 1998
Showcase Presenter, First International Conference on Music in Human Adaptation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1997