Caroline Shanholtz

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Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Connie Beck
  • Masters of Counseling
  • Bachelors of Science
I am a graduate student in the clinical psychology program under the advisement of Dr. Connie Beck (University of Washington Tacoma) and Dr. David Sbarra. My research investigates families involved in the legal system and developing and evaluating interventions for these families. I received my Masters of Counseling (M.C.) from Arizona State University where I developed an online intervention for college students whose parents separated or divorced while they were in college. I also work on a team developing an ACT-based manualized intervention for juveniles in detention and on probation. My dissertation focuses on families experiencing divorce in later life (i.e. age 50 or older) and the impact on mental health, physical health, and family relationships in parent/offspring dyads.
Clinically, I have worked at Bayless Healthcare in Phoenix, AZ with children, adolescent, families, and adult patients. I have also worked in the Banner University Medical Center Child and Adolescent Psychiatry department for two years. Currently, I am at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for clinical internship.            
My ultimate goal is to develop programs for families involved in the legal system to improve their lives and their family relationships.
Selected Publications: 
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Shanholtz, C.E., O’Hara, K.L., Duchschere, J.E., Beck, C.J., Lawrence, E. (2020). Understanding the 
Perception of Stakeholders in Reducing Adolescent to Parent Violence. Journal of Adolescence. 80, 264-274. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.02.015
Messer, D., Horan, J. J., Larkey, L., Shanholtz, C.E. (2019). Effects of Internet Training in Mindfulness 
Meditation on Variables Related to Cancer Recovery, Mindfulness, 10 (10), 2143-2151. doi: 10.1007/s12671-019-01182-y
Jimenez-Arista, L., Holzapfel, J., Shanholtz, C.E., Tracey, T. (2019). The Incremental Validity of the sPaCE 
Scale in Predicting Treatment Outcome, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/07481756.2019.1640617
O’Hara, K.L., Duchschere, J.E., Shanholtz, C.E., Reznick, S., Beck, C.J., Lawrence, E. (2019). 
Multidisciplinary Research: Addressing Aggression and Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System, American Psychologist, 74 (3), 329. doi: 10.1037/amp0000439 
Shanholtz, C.E., Brown, S., Davidson, R., Beck, C. J. (2018). Distress in Emerging Adults: Further Evaluation 
of the Painful Feelings About Divorce Scale, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 60(2), 141-151. Doi: 10.1080/10502556.2018.1488115
Shanholtz, C.E., Messer, D., Davidson, R., Randall, A.K., Horan, J.J. (2017). A Randomized Clinical Trial of 
Online Stress Inoculation for Adult Children of Divorce. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. 58 (8), 599-613. Doi: 10.1080/10502556.2017.1354278
Courses Taught: 
  • Psychology of Divorce 
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