Academics

Casey Holtz (2010)
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education

  • B.S., Martin Luther College, Elementary Education
  • M.A., Marquette University, School Counseling & Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Ph.D., Marquette University, Counseling Psychology

Professional Background

  • Student taught 5-8th grade in inner city Minneapolis, Minn. (2004)
  • Taught 3rd and 4th grade at Immanuel Lutheran in Waupaca, Wis. (2005)
  • Participated in a school counseling practicum with Whitefish Bay High School, Starms Discovery Learning Center (Milwaukee), and Shepard Hills Elementary school (Oak Creek, Wis.). (2005)
  • Psychology practicum student in rotation at Medical College of Wisconsin with a focus on cognitive behavioral treatment of PTSD in adults, bariatric surgery competency evaluations, and pain disorders. (2006)
  • Psychology doctoral practicum rotation at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin with a focus in Child Neuropsychology. (2007)
  • Psychology doctoral practicum rotation at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin with a focus in early childhood feeding disorders. (2007)
  • Clinical Supervisor at Penfield Children's Center Behavior Clinic, which provides in-home psychological services to low-income families with children 0-5 years of age.  (2005-2009)
  • American Psychological Association predoctoral internship at Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Center in Dallas, Texas. Provided psychological assessment services for early childhood (0-5) and child and adolescent populations. Conducted family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, and couples counseling. (2009-2010)

Clinical Interests

Mood and Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Early Childhood, Child and Family Therapy, Parenting, Child and Family Assessment 

Research Interests

Assessment of early childhood behavioral disorders, etiology and treatment of early childhood disorders, parenting, racial conflicts in schools, school counseling

Courses Taught

  • PSY 250 Learning Theories: Introduction to Learning and Memory
  • PSY 230 Child Abnormal Psychology

Recent Publications

Holtz, C.A., Fox, R.A., & Meurer, J.R. (Submitted for Publication). Prevalence of behavior problems in young children from low-income families. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Holtz, C.A., & Fox, R.A. (Submitted for Publication). Behavior problems in young children from low-income Families: The development of a new screening tool. Infant Mental Health Journal.

Hotz, B., & Holtz, C.A. (2010). Milwaukee area Exchange Clubs help prevent child abuse through an innovative program. Exchange Today Magazine, Winter edition, 22-23. 

Holtz, C.A., Carrasco, J.M., Mattek, R.J., & Fox, R.A. (2009). Behavior problems in toddlers with and without disabilities: Clinical comparisons. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 31, 292-311.  

Burkard, A.W., Martinez, M.J., & Holtz, C.A. (2009). Closing the achievement gap: School Counselors' Social Justice Imperitive. In Ponterotto (Ed.). Handbook of Multicultural Counseling.

Fox, R.A., Holtz, C.A., & Moist, A.M. (2009). A community-based accommodation program for adults with autism and mental retardation. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 44 (1), 118-126.

Fox, R.A., & Holtz, C.A. (2009). Treatment outcomes for toddlers with behavior problems and developmental delays from low-income families. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 14, 183-189.

Holtz, C.A., & Fox, R.A. (2008). Infant Mental Heath: An Emerging Field for Children with Developmental Disabilities. In A. F. Rotatori. & F. Obiakor (Eds). Advances in special education: Perspectives in the assessment, instruction, and treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders. New York: Elsevier. 

Holtz, C.A., Barber, B.N., & Jarrett, K.M. (2008). Toddler and preschooler behavior scale: Preliminary psychometric evaluation of a new scale. Graduate Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1, 10-25.

Fox, R.A., Holtz, C.A., & Barcelona, A.L. (2008). Oppositional defiant disorder and aggression in a young man with mental retardation: Long-term treatment in a community-based setting. Clinical Case Studies, 7 (1), 42-53.

Edwards, L. M., Holtz, C. A., & Green, M. B. (2007). Promoting strengths among culturally diverse youth in schools. School Psychology Forum, 2, 39-49. 

Recent Conference Presentations

Holtz, C.A., Carrasco, J.M., Mattek, R.J., & Fox, R.A. (2010, June). Behavior problems in toddlers with developmental delays: Treatment outcomes. Paper presented at Head Start's 10th National Research Conference, Washington D.C.

Carrasco, J.M., Mattek, R.J., Holtz, C.A., & Fox, R.A. (2009, March) In-home treatment for at-risk children and families. Presentation at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Research Convention.

Barber, B.N., Holtz, C.A., & Fox, R.A. (2008, August). Treatment outcomes for toddlers with developmental disabilities. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Mass.

Burkard, A.W., Holtz, C.A., Martinez, M.J. (2008, June). Racial conflict in schools. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American School Counselor Association, Atlanta, Ga.

Holtz, C.A., Fox, R.A., & Meurer, J. (2008, May). Patterns of behavior problems among urban toddlers and preschoolers and development of a new survey tool. Poster accepted for presentation at the international meeting of the Pediatric Academic Society, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Holtz, C.A., Carrasco, J.M., & Fox, R.A. (2008, November). Development of a screening measure for behavior problems in young children. Poster accepted for presentation at the national meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, Fla.

Holtz, C.A. (2007, March). Racial conflict in schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Marquette University, Counseling and Educational Psychology Mini-conference and Research Exchange, Milwaukee, Wis.

Holtz, C. A. (2005, April). Oppositional defiant disorder in children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Marquette University, Counseling and Educational Psychology Mini-conference and Research Exchange, Milwaukee, Wis.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association Division 17: Counseling Psychology
  • American Psychological Association Division 40: Neuropsychology
  • American Psychological Association Division 53: Child and Family Therapy