The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Michael Casali, Ph.D.

Class of 2010

Michael Casali is currently serving as a lecturer in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. He also maintains a private and group practice, focusing on child and adolescent development.​

Areas of Interest & Approaches to Practice

Child and Adolescent treatment; British Object Relations/D.W. Winnicott; Language and theory


  • Ph.D., DePaul University, Chicago, Il
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, IL


Winnicott's Transformational Metaphors—A cognitive-linguistic analysis (2010)


  • L.C.S.W., Wisconsin
  • L.C.P.C., Wisconsin

Courses Taught at ICSW

  • CL 661: Psychodynamic Approaches to Difference
  • CCP 515: Professional Ethics in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Adolescent Development and Emerging Adulthood
  • Adulthood and Aging
  • Psychodynamic Psychology III: Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic Psychology I & II: Freud

Awards & Honors

  • Adjunct Faculty of the Year, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, 2012

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society


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