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Maria Cuddy-Casey, Ph.D.

Maria Cuddy-Casey, Ph.D.

Title: Professor of Psychology

Department: Psychology and Counseling

Office: Loyola Hall 332

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3158

mcuddycasey@immaculata.edu

Education:Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
B.A. in Psychology, Temple University
Licensed Psychologist, Commonwealth of PA

Biography

Dr. Cuddy-Casey is a clinical psychologist specializing in children and adolescents. She has worked predominately in residential treatment level of care with individuals diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, autism, and other conditions. She conducts seminars on suicide prevention and on clinical cultural competency.

Her research interests are varied, as she enjoys working with students (both graduate and undergraduate) on their research ideas. Her research has been in the areas of fatherhood, bullying, projective drawings, and social media.

She was profiled in a previous issue of Immaculata Magazine.

Some Undergraduate Courses Taught: 

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 208 Statistics
  • PSY 321 Self-Awareness through Groups
  • PSY 324 Lifespan
  • PSY 303 Psychological Assessment
  • PSY 350 Counseling Techniques

Some Graduate Courses Taught: 

  • GEN 501 Human Development
  • GEN 502 Methods of Research
  • GEN 503 Interpersonal Relations
  • GEN 517 Statistical Concepts and Applied Research
  • PSYC 790 Dissertation Seminar
  • PSYC 710 Cognitive and Behavioral Theories and Therapies
  • PSYC 7XX Practicum Seminars
  • PSYC 471 Clinical Supervision, Consultation, and Management

Research Interests:

Dr. Cuddy-Casey’s clinical and research interests include children, adolescents and families. She is specifically interested in autism, intellectual disabilities, and social media. Dr. Cuddy-Casey is a trainer and consultant on clinical cultural competency.

Publications: 

Kriebel, DK, Kirschmann EK, Cuddy-Casey M, Madanat S. (2019). Evaluation of undergraduate psychology capstone courses in Southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. In RL Miller and A Martinez (Eds.). Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2018-19. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/.

Reviewer for Sage publication for draft manuscript of: Introduction to Professional Counseling by Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich & Cynthia Reynolds 2013

Reviewer for Worth Publishers for: Using & Interpreting Statistics by Corty 2013

Cuddy-Casey, M., Richey, R., Hallinan, R., & Shear, S. (2012). Clergy’s perception of religious services for individual with developmental disabilities. The Journal of Christian Healing, 28(1).

Cuddy-Casey, M. (2009) HPM 356: Managing employee stress. Immaculata University, CLL Online Program, Immaculata, PA.

Reviewer for Cengage Learning publisher (2008): reviewed Heiman’s basic statistics for behavioral sciences.

Reviewer for Addison Wesley Publishing Company (2008): reviewed Pierce & Newstrom’s Manager’s bookshelf: A mosaic of contemporary views new.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (2007). Online Research Methods course. Immaculata University, ACCEL Program, Immaculata, PA.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (2007). Online Introduction to Statistical Analysis course. Immaculata University, ACCEL Program, Immaculata, PA.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (2007). Online Human development faculty and student guides. Immaculata University, Graduate Department, Immaculata, PA.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (2006). Online Interpersonal relations faculty and student guides. Immaculata University, Graduate Department, Immaculata, PA.

Reviewer for Wiley and Sons publisher: 2005 reviewed a book on statistics.

Reviewer for Wiley and Sons publisher: 2002 reviewed a book and a book proposal on research methods and statistics.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (revised July 2002). An introduction to research and analysis using statistics. Edited and revised an undergraduate six-week accelerated course, originally developed by ALN/Synergistics, Inc.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (revised July 2002). An introduction to research and analysis using statistics: Nurses curriculum. Edited and revised an undergraduate six-week accelerated course, originally developed by ALN/Synergistics, Inc.

Presentations:

Kriebel, D., Kirschmann, E. & Cuddy-Casey, M. (September 2018) Presentation “Evaluation of Undergraduate Psychology Capstone Courses in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Surrounding Areas” at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on the Teaching of Psychology.

Cuddy-Casey, M. & Heasley, C. (2018) House, Tree, Person Assessment: Tree. Poster presentation at Immaculata’s Posters Under the Dome.

Cuddy-Casey, M. & Heasley, C. (2017) House, Tree, Person Assessment: House. Poster presentation at Immaculata’s Posters Under the Dome.

Cupo, K., Cuddy-Casey, M., Etzi, J., Abraham, P. (2013). Effect of Maternal Bond on an Internationally Adopted Child’s Attachment Security. Poster Presentation at Society of Pediatric Psychology Conference April 2013.

Cuddy-Casey, M., Richey, R., Hallinan, R., Shear, S. (2011). Clergy’s perception of servicing individuals with developmental disabilities. Presented at the Annual Conference for ACTS (Academy of Christian Therapists).

Cuddy-Casey, M., Richey, R., Hallinan, R., Shear, S. (2011). Clergy’s Perception of Servicing Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Presented at Immaculata University’s Annual Posters Under the Dome.

Cuddy-Casey, M. & Seeley, S. (2010). Reducing stress and anxiety in a university population through the use of a relaxation room. Presented at Immaculata University’s Annual Posters Under the Dome.

Cuddy-Casey, M., Matthews, J., Morgan, J., & Wayock, W. (2009). Internet use among young adults: Frequency, quality, and impact on interpersonal relationships. Poster session for the 116th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Trevethan, T. & Cuddy-Casey, M., (2008). Family adaptation to deployment and reunion in reserve component members. Poster session for the 115th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (May 2008) Pathways to active learning: Exploring neurological functioning for classroom enhancement. Annual SEPCHE faculty development.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (2006). Attachment: Rebuilding fragile attachments. Presentation given to Elwyn residential clinical staff August, 15, 2006.

Levan, K. & Cuddy-Casey, M. (2006). Treating substance use, trauma, prostitution, and sexual issues in women. Poster session for the 113th annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

Smith, M., Cuddy-Casey, M., Leinen, S. (2006). Breaking the silence: Sex education for adolescents with developmental disabilities. Poster session for the 113th annual convention of the American Psychological Association

McCusker, M. & Cuddy-Casey, M. (2004). Women and status-reversal marital relationships. Poster session for the 112th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (2004). Perceptions of fatherhood: Experienced by fathers, caseworkers, and youth. Poster session for the 112th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Reynolds, N. & Cuddy-Casey, M. (2004). Perception of attachment: Through the eyes of MR children and care-givers. Poster session for the 112th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (2004). Family-based treatment program: Every child deserves a home. Presented at the Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Conference.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (2004). Semi-independent living for individuals with mental retardation. Presented at the Pathways to Adulthood: Independent Living Transitional Living Conference in Washington, D.C.

Cuddy-Casey, M. (2003). Potential variables affecting successful versus non-successful therapeutic foster placements. Poster session for the 111th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, CA.

Cuddy-Casey, M. & Hyman, S. (2001, November) Family Based Treatment Program outcome study. Presentation at AAMR Region IX Conference, in Langhorne, PA.

Professional Memberships: 

American Psychological Association: Member

Additional Skills:

Licensed Pennsylvania Clinical Psychologist

Certified Suicide Prevention trainer through the QPR Institute

Other Professional Experience:

January 2007–present: Consultant with the Devereux Foundation

September 1999–January 2007: Director, Family-Based Treatment Program (FBTP), Devereux Foundation, Kanner Center

September 1997–September 1999: Staff clinician, Devereux Foundation, Kanner Center

Certified New Directions trainer

Dissertation: 

Children’s concepts of death in relation to child suicidality.

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