Tony Madril, LCSW, BCD is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified by the American Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners in the practice of clinical social work. He has 19 years of post-graduate mental health experience and has been licensed for 14 years. Madril has several years of specialized training in mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and self-compassion from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, University of California, Los Angeles Mindful Awareness Research Center, and University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness. He has recently added to his clinical experience by completing basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) from the EMDR Institute, and is currently working toward certification in EMDR and trauma-sensitive yoga.
Madril’s experience includes several years of serving as psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, trainer and coach for the County of Los Angeles. While at the Public Defender’s Office, he provided forensic consultation to teams of attorneys, judges, probation officers and child welfare workers regarding the mental health issues effecting juveniles awaiting trial. At the Department of Mental Health, he co-developed the dialectical behavior therapy program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for adolescents and their families. At the Department of Children and Family Services, he trained children’s social workers to identify and address the underlying mental health needs of children and families.
In addition, Madril serves as an instructor for University of California, Davis Center for Human Services, where he teaches human services professionals the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to prevent compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. In his private practice, he specializes in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety, trauma and depression.