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					                             ARIZONA STATE HOSPITAL
                         ARIZONA COMMUNITY PROTECTION                 Janice Brewer, Governor
                            AND TREATMENT CENTER           Will Humble, Health Services Director
                                2500 East Van Buren St.
                                  Phoenix, AZ 85008
                                       602-220-6191
                              Telefax Number: 602-220-6383
March 18, 2010

Dear Colleague:

I am writing to express strong interest in any position you have available for an evaluator (sex offender civil
commitment specialty) or general clinical psychologist responsible for other duties (treatment, training,
administrative functions, program design).

I am currently Director of the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center (ACPTC) which houses
Arizona’s Sexually Violent Persons (SVP). Our state’s budget crisis has provided me with compelling reason
to explore new avenues. I welcome the opportunity of working with another state’s civil commitment program,
learning from new colleagues and offering a perhaps unique contribution.

Prior to accepting the Directorship, I was Chief Evaluator for the ACPTC (and our facility’s only evaluator for
3 years). In this capacity I conducted Annual Review and LRA (Less Restrictive Alternative) evaluations for
Arizona’s civilly committed sex offenders. I have completed hundreds of SVP evaluations and offered expert
testimony in court on many occasions. It was a privilege to conduct a seminar in SVP related psychosexual
evaluation and risk assessment for the 2007 Annual Convention of the Arizona Psychological Association
(offering credits for continuing education). I have published on the subject of SVP concepts and their
relationship to clinical assessment methods and court proceedings. My current research interest is risk
assessment and probability theory.

In addition to evaluation I have experience treating sex offenders, inpatient and outpatient, individual and
group, including special populations (Developmental Disabilities, Serious Mental Illness). I come to sex
offender evaluation and treatment from a specialized background in sexual disorders and related conditions,
having completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota
Medical School (supervisors: Eli Coleman, Ph.D.; Mike Miner, Ph.D.). I have published in the area of
hypersexuality and compulsive sexual behavior.

The ACPTC has the nation’s most extensive Less Restrictive Alternative program (other than Texas which is
all out-patient by statute). It was a privilege to be given the opportunity to present on the Arizona model to last
year’s annual meeting of the Sex Offender Civil Commitment Programs Network, 2009 ATSA Conference in
Dallas, Texas. Civil commitment programs across the country are struggling to develop meaningful LRA
programming. I can offer considerable experience in developing and running such programs, including
coordination of treatment, security and surveillance resources.

Please contact me for more information.

Thank you,

Sincerely,


Daniel Montaldi, Ph.D.
Director, ACPTC

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                                   DANIEL F. MONTALDI

                     Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center
                                       Phoenix, Arizona
                Licensed Psychologist in Arizona (#3467) and Colorado (#2639)

                                       montald@azdhs.gov
                                       dmontaldi@cox.net

                                       602-316-9569 (cell)
                                      602-220-6191 (office)

AREAS OF COMPETENCE:
Forensic Evaluation (Criminal, Family/Custody); Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment;
Psychotherapy (individual, group, couples, family). Dual-diagnosis populations (developmental
disabilities, chemical dependency). Assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunction and other
sexual disorders, compulsive/addictive sexual behavior, paraphilias, gender identity disorder,
adjustment issues relating to sexual orientation, HIV prevention and management, sexual
victimization. Personality disorders. Sex education. Consultation & Supervision. Teaching.
Research. Neuropsychological screening.

PRESENT POSITION AND CURRENT DUTIES:
Director, ACPTC (since June 2008) duties include:
   Directing administrative, clinical and supervision/surveillance functions; interacting with
   department heads regarding the most effective use of treatment and supervision model for
   residents.
   Reviews, interprets and administers existing policies, proposed regulations and laws as the
   pertain to the sex offender treatment and management and to quality assurance and
   compliance with Federal, State, Department and program rules and regulations governing the
   offender/residents in compliance with licensure requirements.
   Directing a multidisciplinary team of professional and unit staff of 85, that provide treatment,
   facility and community supervision and quality control and interface with the legal system
       o Advise, coach and guide administrators and managers in team building, improving
            employee relations and management skills
       o Methodically implementing new departmental cultural change opportunities through
            restructuring employee working and reporting expectations and follow up.
       o Removed communications silos between ACPTC and Arizona State Hospital
   Ensures compliance with all requirements related to Environment of Care, safety, ADA, and
   HIPAA.

Psychologist III
   Chief Evaluator of Evaluation Team (September 2002 - current)
       o Direct, guide Evaluation Team in risk assessments and treatment progress in civilly
          committed sex offenders
       o Coordinate all evaluation assessments and provide expert testimony to Arizona
          Superior Court.
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       o Consults with Superior Court, Maricopa County and other agencies on rules and
         regulations.
       o Ensure appropriate reports and documentations are completed

   Confers with other similar State programs, and advises local governments, community groups
   and other organizations related to services provided to the residents.

PREVIOUS POSITION:
  Psychologist for Ward F-3, Maximum Security, Institute of Forensic Psychiatry, Colorado
  Mental Health Institute, Pueblo, Colorado. Duties include: Crisis Management, Behavioral
  Contingency Planning, Competency Evaluations, Patient Review Board, Sex Offender
  Treatment.
  Assistant Professor of Philosophy (1982-1993) at: University of Colorado, Iowa State
  University, Texas A & M University, College of William & Mary, Benedictine College,
  Gonzaga University, Tuskegee University, Benedictine College and Austin College.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP:
Program in Human Sexuality (PHS)/Center for Sexual Health, Department of Family Medicine
and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School (1999 – 2001). This two-year
fellowship offers advanced training in conducting psychosexual & forensic evaluations and
psychotherapy within the Sex Offender Program, Transgender Services, Compulsive Sexual
Behavior Program, and the Relationship and Sex Therapy Program.

Research: Understanding hypersexuality with an Axis II model. Supervisor: Eli Coleman, Ph.D.,
L.P., Director, PHS.

INTERNSHIP:
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (1998-1999): Neuropsychology (80%); Sex Offender
Treatment Program, Family Law Center (20%). Duties: Neuropsychological assessment; co-
leader, group therapy for lower functioning sex offenders with mixed organic, developmental,
and personality disorders. Custody evaluation, investigation of alleged sexual/physical abuse and
neglect.

GRADUATE EDUCATION:
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, August 1999, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Dissertation: Dispositional envy: Envy types and schemas.

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University, December 1995. Thesis: Toward the
development of a self-report envy scale.

Ph.D., Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin, August 1982.
Dissertation: Can there be a just war?
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M.A., Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin, December 1980.

Thesis: A Rawlsian account of punishment.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
B.A., Philosophy/Religion, 1977.
B.A., Physics, 1975.

PUBLICATIONS:
Psychology
Montaldi, D. F. (2007). The Logic of Sexually Violent Predator Status in the United States of
America. International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, 2 (1). Electronic
journal.

Montaldi, D. F. (2002). Understanding Hypersexuality with an Axis II Model. Journal of
Psychology and Human Sexuality, 14 (4), 1-24.

Norris, M. P., Snyder, D. K., Riem, K. E., & Montaldi, D. F. (1996). Boot camp remedial
education programs: Who benefits? Journal of Correctional Education, 47, 140-146.

Philosophy
Montaldi, D. F. (1986). A Defense of St. Thomas and the Principle of Double Effect. Journal of
Religious Ethics, 14 (2) Fall, 296-332.

Montaldi, D. F. (1985). Toward a Human Rights Based Account of the Just War. Social Theory
and Practice, 11 (Summer), 123-161.

PRESENTATIONS:
Montaldi, D. F. (2007). Sexually Violent Person evaluations and risk assessment. Annual
Conference of the Arizona Psychological Association. [Participants received Continuing
Education Credits.]

Montaldi, D. F. (1997, August). The envious worldview. Poster presented at the annual meeting
of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Haines, M. E., Norris, M. P., & Montaldi, D. F. (1994, November). Are errors better indicators of
malingering than correct responses? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas
Psychological Association, Houston, TX.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
Editorial Associate. Clinician's Research Digest, 1996, 1997.
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REFERENCES:

Judith Becker, Ph.D.            Michael Miner, Ph.D.                       Eli Coleman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology         Director, Sex Offender Treatment Program   Director, Program in Human
School of Behavioral Sciences   Program in Human Sexuality                 Sexuality
University of Arizona           Medical School, University of Minnesota    Medical School, U of Minn.
520-621-7447                    602-625-1500                               602-625-1500

				
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