Tonia Caselman, Ph.D., LCSW
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Tonia Caselman, Ph.D., LCSW, earned her Ph.D. in Human Development from Oklahoma State University in 2000 after practicing as a licensed clinical social worker for many years. Her work was primarily with children and their families across the mental health continuum (inpatient, residential, outpatient and therapeutic foster care). She then spent many years teaching for the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma. while maintaining her practice. She primarily taught courses in mental health and in direct practice.
She continues to have an appointment as Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches a hybrid course in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is licensed as a clinical social worker in both Oklahoma and NM. Since moving to NM, she has been working as a therapist at the Hoy Recovery’s residential program. She supervises several MSWs for their clinical licensure and has published numerous articles, books and therapeutic games. Her most recent book is Working Therapeutically with Families: Creative Activities for Diverse Family Structures. She is currently working on a book that addresses evidence-informed interventions for helping impulsive children. She enjoys bridging the gap between the scholarly (“ivory tower”) literature and real life practice. And she likes to make it all fun.