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Tonia Caselman, Ph.D., LCSW

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Tonia Caselman, Ph.D., LCSW



Bachelor of Arts in English from Oral Roberts University in 1985

Masters in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 1987

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development from Oklahoma State University in 2000.

Dr. Tonia Caselman joined the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma in 2000 after many years practice as a licensed clinical social worker. Her prior work with children and their families spanned the across the mental health continuum (inpatient, residential, outpatient and therapeutic foster care). At the School, she taught courses in mental health and in direct practice while maintaining a private clinical practice. Though retired from full time University teaching, she maintains an appointment as Professor Emeritus and teaches a hybrid course in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is licensed as a clinical social worker in New Mexico, works part-time as a middle school counselor, and maintains a private clinical practice. Dr. Caselman has published numerous articles, books and therapeutic games. Her most recently published book is Teaching Kids Impulse Control published by Youthlight Press. Dr. Caselman enjoys bridging the gap between the scholarly (“ivory tower”) literature and real-life practice. And she likes to make it all fun.