Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

San Diego Campus

Clinical Training Coordinator

Associate Professor

Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131

858-635-4715

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

PSY7302 MFT Research Methods

PSY6312 MFT Theories

PSY6310 MFT Law & Ethics

PSY7314 MFT Assessment

PSY7360 Practicum

PSY6308 Interviewing Techniques

Marital myths; attitudes toward marriage; couples therapy outcome; educational effectiveness; MFT cost-effectiveness.

Book Review

Caldwell, B. E. (2002, Winter). Why are we still fighting? AAMFT-CA Division News.

Peer-Reviewed

Caldwell, B. E., & Woolley, S. R. (2008). Marital therapists' endorsement of myths about marriage. American Journal of Family Therapy, 36(5), 367-387.

Caldwell, B. E., & Woolley, S. R. (2008). Marriage and family therapists' attitudes toward marriage. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 7(4), 321-336.

Caldwell, B. E., Woolley, S. R., & Caldwell, C. J. (2007). Preliminary estimates of cost-effectiveness for marital therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33(3), 392-405.

Lowman, R. L., Lewis, J., Adler, I., Brewer, C., Caldwell, B., Curtis-Boles, H., Figueroa, M., Forbes, W., Kelly, L., Limberg, B., Matriano, E., O'Toole, S., Tally, J., & Tirengel, J. (2006). Bridging international and multicultural themes in curriculum. WCCI: International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 6(1), 113-124.

Caldwell, B. E. (2004). Marriage and family therapists' attitudes toward marriage. Doctoral dissertation, Alliant International University. 2005 AAMFT Dissertation Award.

Caldwell, B. E., Kunker, S. A., Brown, S. W., & Saiki, S. Y. (Under review). COAMFTE accreditation and California MFT licensing exam success. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Johnson, L. A., & Caldwell, B. E. (Under review). Race, gender, and therapist confidence: Effects on satisfaction with the therapeutic relationship in MFT. Contemporary Family Therapy.

Publications Invited

Caldwell, B. E. (2007). Legislative and Advocacy Update. Standing column in quarterly AAMFT-CA Newsletter.

Caldwell, B. E., Riches, P., Paff Bergen, L., & Montez, T. (2009). How MFT Licensing Exams Are Made. Workshop to be presented at AAMFT Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 1-4.

Caldwell, B. E. (2009). Federally-funded jobs for MFTs. Invited presentation for AAMFT-CA and Phillips Graduate Institute cosponsored event, "Expanding employment opportunities for MFTs," Los Angeles, CA, February 6, 2009.

Crane, R., Moline, M., & Caldwell, B. E. (2009). The Value of Choosing COAMFTE-accredited MFT Programs. Workshop to be presented at AAMFT Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 1-4.

Caldwell, B. E., & Davis, S. D. (2008). Couples treatment that works: An introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy. Invited presentation for AAMFT-CA Networking District, Sacramento, CA, February 1, 2008.

Osborn, J., & Caldwell, B. E. (2008). The best that I can do: Ethics of nonvalidated approaches. Pre-conference institute presented at AAMFT Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, October 30 - November 2.

Caldwell, B. E., Brown, S., & Wang, L. (2008). You must see it my way: Ethics of teaching ethics. Workshop presented at AAMFT Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, October 30 - November 2.

Caldwell, B. E. (2007). Myths about marriage. Invited presentation for AAMFT event, San Rafael, CA, September 6, 2007.

Caldwell, B. E. (2007). Myths about marriage. Invited presentation for AAMFT event, Walnut Creek, CA, November 15, 2007.

Caldwell, B. E. (2006). Working with Families in Crisis. Invited presentation for AAMFT-CA Networking District, Sacramento, CA, September 29, 2006.

Caldwell, B. E., & Woolley, S. R. (2006). MFTs' endorsement of myths about marriage. Workshop at the 2006 AAMFT Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Caldwell, B. E. (2004, April). Shame based therapy: A comical analysis. Lecture presented to the Alliant International University Leadership Conference, San Diego, CA.

Caldwell, B. E. (2001, May). Improving substance abuse education based on successes in sex education. Lecture presented to the International Symposium on Family Strengths, Lincoln, NE.

Caldwell, B. E. (2000, June). Commencement address. United States International University.

Caldwell, B. E., & Khaleghian, S. (2009). COAMFTE accreditation reduces attrition among MFT interns. Poster to be presented at AAMFT Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 1-4.

Caldwell, B. E., & Kunker, S. A. (2008). COAMFTE accreditation and licensing exam success. Poster presented at AAMFT Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, October 30 - November 2.

Caldwell, B. E., & Woolley, S. R. (2007). Marriage and family therapists' attitudes toward marriage. Poster presentation at the 2007 AAMFT Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Caldwell, B. E., & Kunker, S. A. (2007). Changes in newlywed marital adjustment, 1980-2005. Poster presentation at the 2007 AAMFT Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Caldwell, B. E., & Woolley, S. R. (2006). Cost-effectiveness of marital therapy. Poster presentation at the 2006 AAMFT Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Caldwell, B. E. (2004, March). Abstinence education: Methods and outcomes. Poster presented at the Great Plains Student Psychology Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Academic History and Background

MA in Marital and Family Therapy from United States International University, San Diego, CA (COAMFTE accredited)

BA in Psychology from Hastings College, Hastings, NE

Psy.D. in Psychology - Marital and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, San Diego, CA (COAMFTE accredited), 2004

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #42723 in Private Practice, Long Beach, CA

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, California Division Outstanding Service Award, 2007

AAMFT Dissertation Award, 2005

Alliant International University Outstanding Doctor of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2005

Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Member, International Family Therapy Association

Member, National Council on Family Relations

Professional Practice and Community Service

Legislative and Advocacy Committee Chair, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - California Division, 2006-2008

Elections Committee Chair, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - California Division, 2006-2008

Consultant to American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, focused on legislative and educational issues

Founder and contributor to www.MFTprogress.com, a site providing information on new developments in the science and regulation of the profession of marriage and family therapy

Developed statewide database of continuing education opportunities