Rick  Holigrocki

Rick Holigrocki, PhD

Dean and Professor

rholigrocki@callutheran.edu
(805) 493-3528
The Bell House, 60 West Olsen Road #4250

Office Hours: Thousand Oaks Campus M, T, and F. Oxnard Center W and Th.

Profile

Tenured professor of clinical psychology and licensed psychologist with 18 years of higher education experience. Administrative experience includes serving as the director of clinical training, associate dean, and dean in private not-for-profit universities across undergraduate and graduate programs.

 

Education
  • Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry, The Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS. Sept 1995 – Aug 1997
    • Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited Program) 
    • Two-year postdoctoral training program in clinical psychology.
  • University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada. Sept 1990 – Nov 1995
    • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited Program) 
    • Dissertation: Experiential Epistemology: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Systemic-Constructivist Instructional Method. Chair: Raymond Daly, Ph.D.
  • University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada. Sept 1988 – May 1990
    • M.A., Clinical Psychology 
    • Thesis: Bulimia: A Systems-Communications Critical Methodological Analysis. Chair: Raymond Daly, Ph.D.
  • York University, Toronto, Canada. Sept 1984 – May 1988
    • B.A. (Hons) Psychology and Sociology 
    • Psychology Thesis: The Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale: Convergent and Discriminant Validity. Advisor: Paul Hewitt, Ph.D.
Expertise
  • Licensed Health Service Provider in Psychology (Doctoral Level), Indiana License # 20041536A (3/31/00 to present)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Doctoral Level), Kansas License #LP-0934, effective 12/23/96 (license transferred to Indiana in 2000)
  • Delegate, National Council of Schools and Programs for Professional Psychology
  • Fellow, Society for Personality Assessment
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Past President, Indiana Society for Psychoanalytic Thought (elected) 2003–2004
  • Appointed to the Board of Educational Affairs Standing Appeal Panel Pool (to review accreditation decision appeals)
Publications

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Bohr, Y., Dhayanandhan, B., Kanter, D., Holigrocki, R., Armour, L., & Baumgartner. E. (in Press). Mapping the Attributions of Parents: A Client-Centered dynamic assessment approach to supporting vulnerable caregivers and infants. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies.
  • Holigrocki, R. J., Crain, R.,*Bohr, Y, & Young, K.,*Bensman, H.*(2009). Interventional use of the Parent-Child Interaction Assessment-II enactments: Modifying an abused mother’s attributions to her son. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91(5), 1-12.
  • Bohr, Y., Dhayanandhan, B., Armour, L., Sockett DiMarco, N., Holigrocki, R. & Baumgartner, E. (2008). Mapping parent-infant interactions: A brief cognitive approach to the prevention of relationship ruptures and infant maltreatment (The MAP method). Infant Mental Health Promotion: IMPrint, 51, 2-7
  • Holigrocki, R. J. & Raches, C. M.* (2006). Sequelae of child sexual abuse: A child and parent assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 86(2), 131-141.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. & Hudson-Crain, R.* (2004). Victim-victimizer relational dynamics as maintained by representational, defensive, and neurobiological functioning. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 68(3), 197-212.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. & Kaminski, P. L. (2002). A structural and microanalytic exploration of parent-child relational psychopathology. Constructivism in the Human Sciences, 7, 111-123.
  • Holigrocki, R. J, Kaminski, P. L., & Frieswyk, S. H. (1999). Introduction to the Parent-Child Interaction Assessment. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 63(3), 413-428.

SYMPOSIA, PRESENTATIONS, AND POSTERS

International and National

  • Holigrocki, R. (2014, August). Taking the long view and a commitment to training. Need Tylenol?  Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, the Internship Crisis, and Letters of Recommendation (Heather Sheets, chair; Stephen Behnke, discussant). Symposium presented at the APA Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Colley, M.,* Borowsky, A.,* Chaudoin, K.,* & Holigrocki, R. (2014, August). Synchrony in parent-child interaction: Relationships with child age and child competence. Poster presented at the APA Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Colley, M.,* Chaudoin, K.,* Borowsky, A.,* & Holigrocki, R. (2014, August). Global Assessment of Parental Attunement: Reliability and construct validity. Poster presented at the APA Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Holigrocki, R., (2013, January). Best practices in data management, aggregation and analysis for decision making. Facilitated discussion as part of the clinical training workshop for DCTs at the NCSPP 2013 Midwinter Conference, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • Holigrocki, R. & McIlvried, J. (2013, January). Relationship competency within a hierarchy of educational, accrediting, and training systems. Poster presented at the NCSPP 2013 Midwinter Conference, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • Holigrocki, R., & Downing, D. L. (2012, January). An assessment matrix: Aligning NCSPP competencies, program goals, and objectives. Paper presented at the NCSPP 2012 Midwinter Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Holigrocki, R., Downing, D. L. & Hansel, J. (2012, January). Demonstrating compliance with a facet of C-24: Collecting quantitative outcome assessment data. Paper presented at the NCSPP 2012 Midwinter Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Holigrocki, R., Downing, D. L. (2012, January). Four lessons learned about goals, measurement, and data in preparation for our 2011 APA Self Study. Poster presented at the NCSPP 2012 Midwinter Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Holigrocki, R., & Downing, D. L. (2012, January). Tracking distal outcomes and efficacy of treatment. DCT Workshop Session at the NCSPP 2012 Midwinter Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Heffner, C., Holigrocki, R., & Perl R. Organization and administration of clinical Training programs: Clinical training workshop. (2012, January). Facilitated discussion as part of the clinical training workshop for DCTs at the NCSPP 2012 Midwinter Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Conner, A.* & Holigrocki, R. J. (2011) Defense mechanisms and aggression among mothers with a recent history of domestic violence. In J. Porcerelli (Chair), Current Contributions in Defense Research. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting (Invited Presentation)
  • Holigrocki, R. (2010). Relational databases in academic administration: Student, faculty, program, site, and research activities. Paper presented at the APA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Bensman, H.* & Holigrocki, R. (2010). The PCIA-II/MAP Intervention with women victims of domestic violence. Poster presented at the APA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Conner, A.* & Holigrocki, R. (2009, March). Defense mechanisms and aggression toward children among mothers with a recent history of domestic violence. In John Porcerelli (Chair), Cramer's Defense Mechanisms Manual for the TAT: New Empirical and Clinical Findings. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
  • Holigrocki, R. & Burch, S.* (2008). Assessing school-age child attachment with the PCIA-II. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston.
  • Nance, D.,* Burchfield, J.,* & Holigrocki, R. (2008). Depressed and nondepressed mothers and their school-age children during play. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston.
  • Holigrocki, R. & Bohr, Y. (2007, July). Modifying attributions of high-risk mothers using videos of their play with their children: Preliminary findings. Paper presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Bohr, Y. & Holigrocki, R. (2007, July). Modifying risky parental attributions: a brief cognitive approach to the prevention of relationship ruptures and child maltreatment. Workshop presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Holigrocki, R. (2007, March). Invited discussant in J. Porcerelli (Chair), Assessing defense mechanisms with the TAT: Recent research. Symposium conducted at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA.
  • Bohr, Y. & Holigrocki, R. (2006, June). Modifying negative parental attributions through play: First step in preventing maltreatment? Poster presented at From Research to Practice: Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual Meeting, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Holigrocki, R. J., Hudson Crain, R.,* & Bohr, Y., Young, K.* (2006, March). When direct observation assessment becomes treatment: Modifying the parental attributions of women victims of domestic violence. In Constance T. Fischer (Chair), Collaborative Feedback. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. & Louria, S.* (2005, August). Parent-based affective-behavioral relational dynamics: Collapse of Play, Negative Affect, and Limiting Content. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Washington, DC.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. (2005, March). Integrative assessment of symptoms, representations, and relational dynamics pertinent to childhood sexual revictimization. In L. Friedberg (Chair), Forensic Issues: Child Custody. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Holigrocki, R. & Hudson-Crain, R.* (2005, March). Projection and observed aggression in children with and without disruptive behavior disorders. In. S. Hibbard (Chair), Current Research with Cramer's Defense Mechanism Manual for TAT. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. (2004, July). Applying psychoanalytic theory to questions, methods, and findings in research. Paper presented at the July 2004APA Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
  • Au Young, D.* & Holigrocki, R. J. (2004, July). Observations of Chinese and American parent-child interaction. Poster presented at the July 2004APA Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. & Louria, S.* (2004, July). Parent-child co-construction of a pretend play context as real. Poster presented at the July 2004APA Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. (2003, August). Memento, revenge, and the dialectic of context and meaning. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. & Raches, C. M.* (2003, August). Relationship of children’s internal representations to their behaviors with their parents. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.
  • Kaminski, P. L. & Holigrocki, R. J. (2002, March). Using the Parent-Child Interaction Assessment to explore possible mechanisms for the intergenerational transmission of psychopathology. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Midwinter Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Maldonado-Durán, J.M., Holigrocki, R., & Moody, C. (1998, April). A proposed diagnostic classification of feeding difficulties: How diagnosis informs treatment recommendations. Presentation conducted at the Eleventh International Conference on Infant Studies, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Maldonado-Durán, J.M., Moody, C. & Holigrocki, R. (1998, April). Excessive and persistent crying: Correlations with infant psychopathology and the caretaking environment . Presentation conducted at the Eleventh International Conference on Infant Studies, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. (Chair), Neimeyer, R. A., Mahoney, M. J., Daly, R. M., & Rychlak, J. F. (1995, August). Epistemological issues in constructivist psychotherapy. Symposium conducted at theAPA Annual Convention, New York.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. (1994, August). Issues in the communication of dialectical theory as a framework for research. J. F. Rychlak (Chair) and Holigrocki, R. J. (Co-Chair), Symposium conducted at theAPA Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.

State and Regional

  • Holigrocki, R. (2013, May). Student learning and program outcomes assessment. Invited keynote address to the 1st Annual Association for Chicago Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT) conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Yershova, K. & Holigrocki, R. (2007, March). From narrative co-construction in mother-child play to individual narratives: Does the relationship hold developmentally and under current (maternal) trauma? Presented at the Yale Psychoanalytic Research Training Program, New Haven, CT.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. & Smith, S. (2004, June). Assessment and treatment of children exposed to domestic violence. Paper presented at State of the Art Trends in Domestic Violence Conference, Indianapolis, IN. (Invited Presentation)
  • Holigrocki, R. J. & Hudson-Crain, R.* (2003, November). Representational, defensive, and relational functioning in a high-risk parent-child dyad. Paper presented at the Indiana Society for Psychoanalytic Thought meeting, Indianapolis, IN. (Invited Presentation)
  • Holigrocki, R. J. & Vanore, J. (2002, July). Memento. Film discussion at the Indiana Society for Psychoanalytic Thought meeting, Indianapolis, IN. (Invited Presentation)
  • Kaminski, P.L., Long, M. M., Holigrocki, R. J., Evans, T., Page, L., McGlynn, J., Slaton, S., and Simmons, S. (2001, October) Dyadic precursors to child aggression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, Austin, TX.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. (1999, November). Teaching child psychopathology and assessment: A developmental psychopathology perspective. In E. J. McIlvried (Chair), Clinical Training Challenges for the Next Millennium. Paper presented at the Indiana Psychological Association Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Holigrocki, R. J. & Betan, E. J. (1998, May). Evaluating the effectiveness of parenting using the Parent-Child Interaction Assessment. In J. M. Maldonado (Chair), Clinical Approaches to Parent-Child Relationships At-Risk in Infancy and Early Childhood. Paper presented at The Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS. (Invited Presentation)
  • Holigrocki, R. J. (1997, June). Self and other: Development and reparation. Presentation conducted at The Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS.
Grant Funding
  • 2017 $1,800 Community Service Grant, City of Westlake Village (CLU Community Counseling Services Assistance Fund Program), Principal Investigator
  • 2016 $5,000 Ventura County Credit Union for development of CLU Community Counseling Services Assistance Fund Program, Principal Investigator
  • 2016 $1,500 Community Service Grant, City of Westlake Village (CLU Community Counseling Services Intimate Partner Violence Program), Principal Investigator
  • 2012 $5,000 Project Discovery for Campus-Wide Implementation of Qualtrics (funds directed to university license), renewed for 2013-2014, Principal Investigator
  • 2010 $3,776 Summer Research Grant (Chinese Parenting), Principal Investigator
  • 2006 $700 Provost Travel Grant, Recipient
  • 2005 $15,000 InQuery Collaborative Grant (Domestic Violence Treatment Program), Principal Investigator
  • 2005 $1,500 Zerfas International Travel Grant, Recipient
  • 2005 $3,360 Summer Research Grant (Parent-Child Interaction), Principal Investigator
  • 2004 $1,500 Zerfas International Travel Grant, Recipient
  • 2003 $600 Provost Travel Grant, Recipient
  • 2002 $1,200 Zerfas International Travel Grant, Recipient
  • 2002 $3,240 Summer Research Grant (Parent-Child Interaction), Principal Investigator
  • 2000 $2,100 Summer Research Grant (Parent-Child Interaction), Principal Investigator
  • 1998 $15,000 Menninger Child and Family Center Research Grant (Psychophysiology and Parent-Child Attunement), Co-Principal Investigator
  • 1994 $350 Student Travel Grant, Recipient  

 

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