Lindsay Holly, Ph.D.

Lindsay Holly
Lindsay Holly, Ph.D.Marquette University

Cramer Hall, 328E

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6752

Assistant Professor


Dr. Holly will be interviewing applicants applying to the clinical psychology doctoral program (to start the program in Fall 2024).

Dr. Holly grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. After a two-year research assistantship at Mt. Hope Family Center at the University of Rochester, Dr. Holly completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University where she participated in state-of-the-art training and research in developmental psychopathology, prevention/intervention, and culture. As a postdoctoral associate in the Child Program at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), Dr. Holly managed a small randomized control trial to evaluate the use of shared-decision making with families to plan youth mental health treatment and specialized in empirically supported assessment and intervention strategies designed to target anxiety, depression, and related social, emotional, behavioral issues in youth.

Research Lab: Youth Mental Health CARE Lab 


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University, 2016
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University, 2012
M.S., Human Development, University of Rochester, 2008
B.A., University of Maryland, 2007

Courses Taught

At the graduate level, Dr. Holly teaches PSYC 8301-Psychological Assessment 1 and supervises doctoral clinicians in PSYC 8965-Advanced Practicum in Clinical Psychology. At the undergraduate level, she teaches PSYC 3401-Abnormal Psychology.

Research Interests

Although there have been many advances in the development and implementation of evidence-based interventions, the most effective treatments for youth mental health disorders are not effective all the time, are not accessible by all the youth in need of them, and do not address issues of diversity. Dr. Holly aims to study and improve evidence-based interventions for all youth and families, particularly those from traditionally underserved backgrounds (e.g., racial/ethnic minority, low-income). Grounded in developmental psychopathology and guided by cultural-contextual frameworks, Dr. Holly’s research uses qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods to 1) elucidate the role of parents in the development and treatment of youth mental health problems; 2) improve the cultural appropriateness of evidence-based clinical practices; and 3) increase accessibility to and relevance of mental health care for youth. 


Selected Publications
(* = Student/mentee co-author)

  • Holly, L.E., Petrik, M.L., & Saunders, S.M. (in press). Evaluating Psychotherapy: Methods, Findings, and Future Directions. In In Saddock, B.J., Saddock, V.A., & Ruiz, P. (Eds.), Boland, Kaplan, & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Eleventh Edition. 
  • Pina, A.A., Stoll, R.D., Holly, L.E., Wynne, H., Chiapa, A., Parker, J., Caterino,L., Tracy, S.J., Gonzales, N.A., Tein, J.Y., & Valdivieso, A. (2023). Streamlined Pediatric Anxiety Program for School Mental Health Services. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 93
  • Ivanova, M.Y., Hall, A., Buckingham, C., Copeland, W., Crockett, P., D'Alberto, C., Dainer-Best, J., Dewey, L., Flanders, N., Forest, D., Galano, M., Goodrich, L., Holly, L.E., Leahey, M., Lerner, M., Marsh, J., McGinnis, E., Paiva-Salisbury, M,. Shaw, J., Tinker, R., Swift, P., Weinberger, S., & Hudziak, J. (2022). The Vermont Family Based Approach in primary care pediatrics: Effects on children’s and parents’ psychopathology and parents’ health-related quality of life. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 54, 1297-1308.
  • Langer, D.A., Holly, L.E., Wills, C.E., Tompson, M.C., & Chorpita, B. (2022). Personalizing treatment through shared decision-making for youth psychotherapy: A randomized clinical trial on facilitating personalized Treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 90, 29-38. Featured in Special Section on Evidence-Based Tailoring of Treatment to Patients, Providers, and/or Processes.
  • Kaugars, A.S., Holly, L.E., *Tait, M., & Oswald, D. (2022). Exploring American parents’ lived experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic: Ramifications for well-being. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 47(2), 135-147.
  • *Chevalier, L.L., *O’Connor, E.E., Holly, L.E., Langer, D.A., & Pincus, D. B. (2021). The relationship between parental sleep accommodation and sleep-related problems in children with anxiety. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 42, 114-121.
  • *O’Connor, E.E., Holly, L.E., *Chevalier, L.L., Langer, D.A., & Pincus, D. B. (2020). Parent and child emotion and distress responses associated with parental accommodation of child anxiety symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 76, 1390-1407.
  • Pina, A.A., Gonzales, N.A., Mazza, G.L., Gunn, H.J., Holly, L. E., Stoll, R., Parker, J., Chiapa, A., Wynne, H., & Tein, J. (2020). Streamlined Indicated Prevention and Early Intervention for Youth Anxiety Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Prevention Science, 21, 487-497.
  • Holly, L.E. *Fenley, A., *Kritikos, T., Merson, R., Abidin, R.R, & Langer, D.A. (2019). Evidence base update for parenting stress measures in clinical samples. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48, 685-705.  INVITED ARTICLE for the Evidence Based Assessments Update series. 
  • Mahrer, N.E., Holly, L.E., Wolchick, S.A., Lueken, L.J., & Fabricius, W. (2019). Parenting style, familism, and youth adjustment in Mexican American and European American families. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 50, 659-675.
  • Holly, L.E., Stoll, R.D., Rapp, A.M., Pina, A.A., & Chavira, D.A. (2019). Psychosocial Treatments that “Work” for Ethnic Minority Youth: Status and Future Directions. In T.H. Ollendick, S.W. White, & B.A. White (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • *Clementi, M.A., Alfano, C.A., Holly, L. E., & Pina, A.A. (2016).  Sleep-related outcomes following early intervention for childhood anxiety. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 3270–3277.
  • Holly, L. E. & Pina, A. A. (2015). Variations in the influence of parental socialization of child anxiety among clinic referred children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 46, 474-484.
  • Holly, L. E., Little, M., Pina, A. A., & Caterino, L.C. (2015). Assessment of anxiety symptoms in school children: A cross-sex and ethnic examination. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 297-309.
  • Pina, A.A. Holly, L. E., Zerr, A., & Rivera, D. (2014). A personalized and control systems engineering conceptual approach to target childhood anxiety in the contexts of cultural diversity. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 442-453.
  • Holly, L. E., Chiapa, A., & Pina, A. A.  (2014). Evidence-Based Treatments for Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Problems in Ethnic Minority Children and Adolescents. In C.A. Alfano & D.C. Beidel (Eds.), Comprehensive Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Pina, A. A., Gonzales, N. A., Holly, L. E., Zerr, A. A., Wynne, H. (2013). Toward Evidence-based Clinical Assessment of Ethnic Minority Youth. In B.D. McLeod, A. Jensen-Doss, & T.H. Ollendick (Eds.), Diagnostic and Behavioral Assessment in Children and Adolescents: A Clinical Guide. New York, NY: Guildford Publications.

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