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Cassandra J. Holinka, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
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B.A.University of ConnecticutPsychology
M.A.Southern Connecticut State UniversityPsychology
M.A.University of Hartford Graduate Institute of Professional PsychologyClinical Psychology
Psy.D.University of Hartford Graduate Institute of Professional PsychologyClinical Psychology

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipYale School of MedicineConnecticut Mental Health Center Adult Outpatient/Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic
FellowshipYale School of MedicineForensic Drug Diversion Clinic
Professional TrainingCPT for PTSDCognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (Workshop & Follow-up Phone Consultation)

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
2020 General Adult Psychiatry Residency Psychology Teaching AwardUConn Health
Psi Chi National Honor Society in PsychologyUniversity of Hartford
New England ScholarUniversity of Connecticut
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor SocietyUniversity of Connecticut

Substance Abuse
Trauma/PTSD (Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD)
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Gender and Sexuality

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Psychiatry Grand Rounds Planning CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2020
UConn School of Medicine Admissions CommitteeOtherMemberUConn HealthUniversity2019
UConn School of Medicine Admissions CommitteeInterviewerUConn HealthUniversity2017


  • Re-evaluating the Volitional Test for Criminal Responsibility
    Holinka, C. & Cipriano, T. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2016 Mar;44(1):126-128
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Surviving and Thriving: Resilience-Building in AcademiaTalkUConn Health Postdoc Research Week2020UConn Health, Farmington, CT
The Psychology of PTSD and Substance Use in Medical Practice: What You Need to KnowTalkUConn Health Internal Medicine Grand Rounds2020UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Co-Occurring Posttraumatic Stress Disorder & Substance Use Disorders: Clinical & Treatment ImplicationsTalkWestern Connecticut State University Addiction Studies Graduate Program2020Western CT State University, Danbury, CT (virtual)
Beyond Bubble Baths and Beaches: Practicing Evidence-Based Self-CareTalkUConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity2020Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Hartford, CT (virtual)
Facing Clinician Fears: Treating PTSD in the Context of Active Substance UseTalkOffice of Community & Continuing Medical Education & Dept of Psychiatry2020UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Face Your Fears: Treating PTSD in the Context of Active Substance UseTalkCT Women's Consortium's 2020 Trauma & Recovery Conference2020CT Women's Consortium, Hamden, CT (Virtual)
Managing Mental Health and Imposter Syndrome: Considerations for ScientistsTalkThe Jackson Laboratory2019Farmington, CT
Barriers, facilitators, and solutions to implementation of evidenced-based practices in public behavioral health systems: A look at DBT and addictions treatmentTalkNewington VA Psychology Department2019Newington & West Haven VA
Trauma, PTSD, and Treatment for AdultsTalkUConn Health EMS Meeting2019Farmington, CT
Opioid Addiction in Pregnancy: Using Psychology to Enhance Care Across DisciplinesTalkUConn Health's Opioid Use in Pregnancy Symposium2018Farmington, CT
Smoking Cessation Treatment in a Reentry PopulationTalkAmerican Correctional Conference’s 146th Congress of Correction2016Boston, MA
Reliability of Two Measures of Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment of Female Clinicians: A Pilot StudyPosterNew England Psychological Association's Annual Meeting2014Lewiston, ME
Exercise, Sports Participation, and Self-Esteem in College StudentsPosterEastern Psychological Association's Annual Meeting2013New York, NY