Michael Davison



Michael Davison

Department Faculty

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ExCEL IO/FO Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Michael Davison has been teaching at the graduate level since 1996. He became an Adjunct Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2008, and in July of 2010, transitioned into the role of Assistant Professor in the online Forensic Psychology Program. Dr. Davison completed his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology in 1995. He has conducted various forensic evaluations on adults, adolescents, and young children in a wide range of contexts, including civil, family and criminal courts. Since 1996 he has owned and operated a community based sex offender treatment program. Dr. Davison has also served as a consultant to area police departments. Prior to becoming a Psychologist, Dr. Davison worked for 5 years as an addiction counselor at Lutheran General Hospital.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.A. Criminology Northern Illinois University
M.A. Counseling and Human Services Roosevelt University
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology The Adler School of Professional Psychology
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member Collaborative Sex Offender Committee DuPage County- Bimonthly meetings with Sex Offender Treatment Providers, Probation Sex Offender Team, Polygraph Examiners, States Attorney Office, Public Defenders Office
Member Lake County Sexual Assault Council
Member Lake County Sexual Assault Council, Sex Offender Evaluation Guidelines subcommittee
Member Lake County Sexual Assault Council, Sex Offender Treatment Guidelines subcommittee
Licensed Clinical Psychologist--IL
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Domestic Violence Spousal/Partner Abuse
Forensic Psychology Correctional Psychology
Expert Testimony
Expert Witness
Sexual Offenders
PTSD/Trauma Crisis Intervention
Post-Traumatic Growth
Secondary Traumatic Stress
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Positive Psychology
Violence Sexual Assault
Sexual Offenders
Media Exposure

Interviewed on 1/12/2011 by Mike McConnell on WGN Radio about female teachers who are sexual predators, having relationships with their students.

Interviewed and quoted in a story about Colonel Russell Williams, a former Canadian air force base commander who was recently convicted for two murders, sexual assaults, and numerous counts of breaking and entering. The story, which appeared in newspapers throughout Canada including the Vancouver Sun, the Calgary Herald and the Montreal Gazette, focused on whether a psychopath and sexual deviant like Williams can be rehabilitated.

Professional Skills
forensic psychology, violence and risk assessment, sex offenders, domestic violence, police psychology, substance abuse, trauma assessment and treatment, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy