About

Dr. Holzmacher has been a provider of psychological and neuropsychological services in the Orlando area for over 20 years.  A brief history of his clinical and academic background is provided below.  Current office information may be found on the Contact page.  Please do not overlook the interesting and helpful mental health posts in the Web Log section.

Portrait of Dr. Holzmacher in his Orlando, Florida office


ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

National and Florida State Psychology Boards Passed on December 12th, 1991.

Illinois licensed since September 30th,1999.

Forest Institute

Requirements completed for Psy.D. on September 14th, 1990.

Doctoral thesis defended in May of 1990. Thesis explored self-referral for psychotherapy as a function of current social networks; specifically the number of intimate attachments.

Doctoral comprehensive examination passed with distinction in September of 1989.

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology comprehensive examination passed in February of 1988.

University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in biology and philosophy, honors program, completed in May of 1983. Research assistant in biochemistry laboratory for two years. Proposed and completed project on modulation of acetylcholine within human neuroblastoma cells.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

April 2001 – Present Services: Consultation to nursing homes, residential treatment facilities, rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities. Primarily consulted for dementia, behavioral problems, and general clinical psychological evaluation. Maintain an active outpatient individual psychotherapy caseload, as well as outpatient forensic neuropsychological evaluations.  Contacts: Adult/geriatric brain injuries, and adolescent through geriatric psychiatric patients.

Director of Geriatric Services, Group for Psychiatry, Psychology and Social Work May 1995 – March 2001 Services: Direct mental health services in over nine Orlando area rehabilitation, nursing and transitional care units. Outpatient services centered upon neuropsychological assessment, and to a lesser degree on personality and general intellectual assessment. Neuropsychological consultation on med-psych, surgical step down, and adult inpatient psychiatric units at two area hospitals. Supervise masters and doctoral level interns, as well as clinical assessment supervision of doctoral residents in clinical psychology. Occasional forensic neuropsychological evaluations. Contacts: From child to geriatric organicity, and adolescent through geriatric psychiatric patients.

June 1994 – May 1995 Services: Consultation to hospitals, nursing homes, residential treatment facilities, rehabilitation centers and local psychiatric/psychological practices. Primarily consulted for neuropsychological and general clinical psychological evaluation. Maintained active individual psychotherapy caseload on an outpatient and inpatient basis, as well as some family and marriage therapy for HMO’s and PPO’s. Forensic neuropsychological evaluations. Contacts: Child through geriatric brain injuries, and adolescent to geriatric psychiatric patients.

Clinical Psychology Staff, Associates in Geriatric Psychology February 1993 – June 1994 Services: Development of a flexible neuropsychological and mood/anxiety assessment battery for rehabilitation and long-term care patients, individual and group psychotherapy in nursing homes and rehabilitation units, individual psychotherapy and testing at outpatient clinic, supervision of doctoral residents and licensed mental health counselors, inpatient neuropsychological testing and personality/intellectual evaluations. Contacts: Adult/geriatric organicity, and child through geriatric psychiatric patients.

Clinical Psychology Staff, Winter Haven Hospital, child and adolescent psychiatry December 1991 – February 1993 Board certified neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist supervision Services: Developed psychological services program for adolescent Conduct Disorders, neuropsychological screening and testing, individual/group/family inpatient psychotherapy, outpatient family therapy, supervision of clinical psychology residents, staff supervision, personality testing, intelligence and achievement testing, composition of behavior modification programs, public speaking, and quality assurance. Contacts: Child and adolescent psychiatry/neurology patients.

Clinical Psychology Resident, Winter Haven Hospital, child and adolescent psychiatry July 1991 – December 1991 Board certified neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist supervision Services: Assisted in development of a psychological and neuropsychological service within a22 bed child/adolescent psychiatry unit, personality/intelligence/achievement testing, individual and group/family psychotherapy, staff supervision/training, composition of behavior modification and cognitive retraining programs, coordinated services with OT and SLP, public speaking at seminars and hospital inservices, and development and implementation of quality assurance program for the psychological service. Contacts: Child and adolescent psychiatry/neurology patients.

Rehabilitation Psychology Resident, Winter Haven Hospital November 1990 – July 1991 Board certified neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist supervision Services: Assisted in development of a psychological and neuropsychological service for a 24bed rehabilitation unit, neuropsychological screening and testing, co-therapist of group for families of stroke victims, individual psychotherapy, cognitive retraining, patient and staff education, admissions screening, development of conjoint OT/SLP and neuropsychological cognitive retraining and psychological intervention, consultation to neurology unit, presenting at a hospital seminar, and quality assurance. Contacts: Adult and geriatric rehabilitation/neurology patients.

Clinical Psychology Resident, University Behavioral Center and Orlando General Hospital September 1990 – February 1991 licensed clinical psychologist supervision Services: Personality and intelligence testing, neuropsychological screening and testing, as well as individual psychotherapy. Contacts: Adolescent through geriatric psychiatric inpatients and chemically dependent adults.

Clinical Psychology Intern, Osceola Mental Health, Charter Hospital, Osceola Evaluation and Treatment Center, The Children’s Center, and Laurel Oaks Hospital September 1989 – September 1990 Licensed clinical psychologist supervision Services: Personality and intelligence testing, individual/group psychotherapy, forensic testing, evaluation of police officers, supervision of practicum students, screening for admissions to the Osceola Evaluation and Treatment Center, neuropsychological screening and testing (Halstead-Reitan and Luria-Nebraska batteries), community speaking and coordination with outreach services. Contacts: Inpatient and outpatient child through geriatric psychiatric patients.

Clinical Psychology Practicum Student, Lake Forest College September 1988 – June 1989Licensed clinical psychologist supervision and board certified psychiatrist supervision Services: Individual and group psychotherapy, personality and learning disability testing, research and teaching. Contacts: Adolescent and young adult college students.

Psychiatric Mental Health Worker, Evanston Hospital Med/Psych-5SW February 1987 – August 1989 Psychiatric social worker and board certified psychiatrist supervision.

Clinical Psychology Practicum Student, Evanston Hospital Med/Psych-5SW June 1987 – May 1988 Psychiatric social worker and board certified psychiatrist supervision Services: Individual psychotherapy, milieu therapy, clinical charting, composition of behavior modification and treatment programs, as well as auditing two classes for psychiatric residents. The site was a blend of Northwestern University’s psychology and psychiatry programs, where the role of the mental health worker was expanded with supervised training and education. Contacts: Adolescent through geriatric psychiatric inpatients, and adult/geriatric organic patients.

Psychiatric Technician, Forest Hospital Adult Chemical Dependency Unit February 1986 – February 1987 Masters level counselors and licensed psychologist supervision Services: Group and individual therapy, milieu therapy, clinical charting, composition and implementation of behavior/treatment programs, and implementation of the Minnesota Model of intervention on this locked inpatient unit. Additional experience was obtained working intermittently on the child/adolescent and adult psychiatric units at Forest Hospital. Contacts: Adult and geriatric chemically dependent inpatients.

Clinical Psychology Practicum Student, Little City Foundation January 1985 – February 1986 Masters level supervision on site and licensed psychologist supervision through Forest Institute Services: Behavioral program instruction and implementation, construction of an adaptive behavior assessment instrument tailored for social rehabilitation settings, social programming/evaluation, and individual therapy. Contacts: Adult/adolescent developmentally and neurologically disabled, adolescent and young adult severely violent Conduct Disorders, and child autistic patients.

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS

Graduate education

Biography listed in the 1987 and 1988 editions of The National Dean’s List

Forest Institute’s Dean’s List, 1986 through 1989

Undergraduate education

Honors Program graduate of the University of Chicago

MEMBERSHIPS

National Academy of Neuropsychology

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association Division 40, Neuropsychology

Licensed in State of Illinois since 1999

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