After receiving his bachelors from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, Michael has been a Licensed Psychologist since 1978 and a Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor since 2004. Dr. Kaye is listed in the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology and has been granted a Certified Professional Qualification by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

Early in his career, Dr. Kaye taught at two universities (Murray State University and UNC Chapel Hill) and spent 5 years as a Research Scientist I at the Institute for Juvenile Research in Chicago. Between 1978 and 1986, Dr. Kaye was an administrator and clinician at state hospitals including having the honor to be the Director of Wisconsin’s Maximum Security Forensic Program.

For the last 30 years, Dr. Kaye has focused his private practice on assessment and clinical supervision. During this time, he has consulted to a range of programs and settings meeting the assessment needs of mental health private practices, community healthcare centers, inpatient psychiatry units, medical clinics, work hardening programs, correctional institutes, hospital rehabilitation units, substance use hospitals, day treatment programs, outpatient clinics, courts, departments of social service and police departments.

In addition to being a workaholic, enslaved to Psych Screen for the past 10 years, Dr. Kaye is exceptionally proud of his daughter, who is too much like him, and wife, who he met in a mental hospital and who continues to supervise him to this day.

Clinical Background and Skills

  • Graduate of APA-approved Clinical Psychology Program and Internship, awarded one of ten university-wide, competitive Haggin scholarships.
  • Listed in National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology.
  • Certified CPQ by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.
  • Over 25 years experience in individual, group, marital, and family psychotherapy with specialties including treatment of Personality Disorders, adolescents, sex offenders, anger management, depression, brief therapy and substance abuse issues utilizing eclectic therapeutic approaches.
  • Specialist in psychological assessments addressing a variety of clinical and Forensic issues.
  • Experienced in diverse settings and client populations including psychiatric hospitals, acute psychiatry units of general hospitals, medical and rehabilitation units, geropsychiatry units, correctional facilities, day treatment programs, substance abuse facilities and private practice.
  • Consultant and Supervisor to Social Service Agencies.


Administration, Planning and Organization

  • Director, Wisconsin’s Maximum Security Psychiatric Hospital at Mendota Mental Health Institute; participated in all phases of the planning and development of a new 73 bed treatment facility and phase out of existing hospital.
  • Developed and Directed 7 inpatient treatment units.
  • Participant, Wisconsin Forensic Services Committee responsible for statewide strategic planning and service delivery.
  • Chairman American Psychological Association Division 41 Committee on Information Exchange and Networking.
  • Member, Corrections/Mental Health Task Force that designed a new prison for mentally ill offenders (Wisconsin Resource Center).
  • Member, Management team providing hospital-wide coordination, administration, and planning.
  • Member, Medical Records Committee, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committees in JCAH-accredited facilities.
  • Chairman, Rock County Juvenile Detention Facility Planning Committee
  • Member, Rock County Juvenile Court Advisory Board
  • Past President, Rock County Mental Health Providers, Inc.


Academic and Research Experience

  • Faculty Member at two universities taught graduate and undergraduate courses.
  • Workshop facilitator at a national conference on Sociopathy
  • Member of Psychology Training Committee of APA-approved internship program.
  • Clinical preceptor for Graduate Students and Interns.
  • Presenter at the American Psychological and American Psychiatric Associations.
  • Published 6 articles in major journals.
  • Invited presenter, US DHSS Office of Treatment Improvement Cluster meeting.
  • Developer of Psych Screen Assessment software
  • Author of Childrearing Practices Profile


Educational History

  • 1968 - 1972 University of Chicago - AB with Honors, Psychology
  • 1973 - 1978 University of Kentucky - Ph.D., Clinical Psychology


Professional Activities

  • 1982 - Present Private Practice
  • Consultant to:
    • Beloit Area Community Health Care Center 2000 - present
    • Beloit Clinic 1989 - present
    • Beloit and Evansville Police Department Assessor 1989 - present
    • Beloit Inner City Counsel Treatment Services 1992 - 1995
    • Beloit City and Township Police Department 1992 - present
    • Beloit Hospital Rehabilitation Unit 1989 - 1993
    • Beloit Hospital Industrial Rehabilitation Program 1989 - 2004
    • Catholic Social Services 1992 - present
    • Cross Roads Counseling Center 1985 – present
    • Edgerton Hospital Geropsychiatry Unit 1996 - 1998
    • Janesville Mental Health Clinic 1988 - 1992
    • Janesville Psychiatric Clinic 1982 - 2004
    • Mercy Hospital Occupational Conditioning Center 1989 – 1995
    • Mercy Hospital Psychiatric Services 1989 – 1995
    • Mercy Hospital Rehabilitation Services 1989 – 1995
    • Parkside Lodge of Wisconsin 1982 – 1996
    • Rock County Health Care Center 1985 - present
    • Rock Valley Correctional Treatment Programs 1989 - 1996
  • 1982- 1985 Director, Maximum Security Programs and Assistant Forensic Program Director, Mendota Mental Health Institute Madison,
  • 1980 - 1982 Chief, Forensic Rehabilitation Service/Community Preparation Service, Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1979 – 1980 Consultant, Drug Abuse Counseling Program, Federal Correctional Institute, Butner, North Carolina
  • 1978 – 1980 Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. North Carolina and Director, Management Unit, John Umstead Hospital, Butner, North Carolina
  • 1977 Instructor, Psychology Department, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
  • 1969 – 1973 Research Scientist I, Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago, Illinois

References available on establishment of mutual interest.