Melissa Westendorf, JD, PhD

Melissa Westendorf

Melissa Westendorf, JD, PhD

Dr Melissa Westendorf, J.D./Ph.D. is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist and attorney. She specializes in assessments that include a technology or internet component contributing to criminal behaviour. In 2013, she created the Technology Wellness Center as a forum to share with parents, children and providers her understanding of technology addiction. She has co-authored two books, Unplug Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World (2015) and Digital Distress. Growing Up Online (in press, 2021) related to this topic. She has served on the Wisconsin Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association and was a board member of the Wisconsin Psychology Examining Board


Financial: Melissa Westendorf maintains a private forensic practice, is founder of the Technology Wellness Center, and is an employee of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. She receives a speaking honorarium from Leading Edge Seminars Inc. She also provides continuing education for PESI, receiving an honorarium and royalties from her seminars on providing legal and ethical telepsychology.

Non-financial: Melissa Westendorf wishes to declare these following non-financial relationships:  member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychology-Law Society, the International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychologists, and the Association for the  Treatment of those who Sexually Abuse.