Dr. Maria Cuddy-Casey

Dr. Maria Cuddy-Casey
Title: 
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: 
Loyola Hall 338
Phone Extension: 
3158
Email Address: 
MCuddy-Casey@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 mental retardation, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, autism, and other disorders.  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 current research inquiries include: fatherhood, projective testing, and internet addictions.

Courses Taught: 
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 208 Statistics
  • PSY 321 Self-Awareness
  • PSY 324 Lifespan, Personality
  • PSY 303 Psychological Assessment
  • PSY 350 Counseling Techniques

Teaching Experience:

January 2007–present: Immaculata University Associate Professor & Department Chair

March 1997–January 2007: Immaculata University Adjunct Faculty

July 2005–January 2007: West Chester University Adjunct Faculty

Research Interests: 

Dr. Cuddy-Casey’s clinical and research interests include children, adolescents and families.  She is specifically interested in crisis intervention and clinical populations with mental retardation or schizophrenia.  Dr. Cuddy-Casey is a trainer and consultant on clinical cultural competency.

Publications: 
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. & 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.
 
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.
 
Cuddy-Casey, M. (1997). A case study using child-centered play therapy approach to treat enuresis and encopresis. Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, Feb, 31(3), 220-225.
 
Cuddy-Casey, M. & Orvaschel, H. (1996). Children's understanding of death in relation to child suicidality and homicidality.  Clinical Psychology Review, 17(1), 33-45.
Presentations: 
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.
 
Cuddy-Casey, M. & Mariano, G, (1999). Aggression and depression in a mildly mentally retarded population.  Poster session for 107th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
 
Orvaschel, H., Cuddy-Casey, M. (principal presenter), & Sellers, A. (1998). Suicidal and non-suicidal children’s understanding of death.  Poster session for 106th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
 
Orvaschel, H., Cuddy-Casey, M. (principal presenter), & Sellers, A. (1997). A scale to measure the development of children's concepts of death.   Poster session for 105th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
 
Cuddy-Casey, M. (1991, May). Subjects’ perceptions of cocaine/crack relapse. Poster presented for psychology honors poster session, Temple University.
Professional Memberships: 

American Psychological Association: Member

Teaching Family Association: Affiliate Member

Foster Family-Based Treatment Association: Member

Additional Skills:

Licensed Pennsylvania Clinical Psychologist

Certified Suicide Prevention trainer through the QPR Institute

Certified train the trainer Presley Ridge parent training

Other Professional Experience:

January 2007–present: Consultant with the Devereux Foundation with the role of completing psychological assessments and psychiatric evaluations.  Leader of diversity seminars for pre-doctoral interns to aid in their clinical cultural competency.

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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