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Casey Holtz

Casey Holtz Casey Holtz Psychology Professor Email: casey.holtz@wlc.edu Phone: 414.443.8583

Casey Holtz


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


Dr. Holtz enjoys working with students as they pursue deeper understanding of psychology. He often takes a Socratic approach to his classes and will do his best to make you think. Dr. Holtz also has a passion for helping children and families as they navigate stresses in life. He works to help students identify their career goals and develop as individuals while at Wisconsin Lutheran College. 


  • Child Abnormal Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Adolescent Development
  • Psychological Counseling
  • History and Systems

Research Interests

Assessment of early childhood behavioral disorders, etiology and treatment of early childhood disorders, parenting, racial conflicts in schools, school counseling, and family adjustment to stress and change (e.g., Divorce/Separation).

Scholarly Works

Select Publications

Harris, S.E., Fox, R.A., & Holtz, C.A. (2015). Screening for Significant Behavior Problems in Diverse Young Children Living in Poverty. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-015-0300-x

Burkard, A.W., Holtz, C.A., Martinez, M.J. (In Preparation). School counselors’ perspectives of student-to-student racial conflicts in schools. Professional School Counseling.

Holtz, C.A., & Martinez, M.J. (2015). Positive Psychological Practices in Multicultural School Settings. In L. Edwards & J. Pedrotti (Eds.). Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism & Positive Psychology.

Holtz, C.A., Fox, R.A., & Meurer, J.R. (2014). Prevalence of behavior problems in young children from low-income families. The Journal of Psychology.

Holtz, C.A., & Fox, R.A. (2012). 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 Imperative. 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.


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