Robert A. Fox, Ph.D.

Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

Office: 168D Schroeder Complex
Phone: (414) 288-1469
robert.fox@marquette.edu

Robert A. Fox, Ph.D.

Professor

Consulting Psychologist for the Behavior Clinic

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees Held

Research Interests

For over 30 years I have been interested in the topic of prevention. I have pursued this topic by working with families who have children five years of age and younger. I started by offering a series of parenting classes first to middle class families and later to families from low income backgrounds. In 2003, I founded the Behavior Clinic in partnership with Penfield Children’s Center, a community-based, Birth-to-Three agency. The Behavior Clinic offers an in home, evidence-based program to families with young children in poverty. In addition to serving over 400 children each year, we have trained over 100 graduate students in our clinical services. In addition, doctoral students contribute to our research mission through dissertations, convention presentations, and journal articles and book chapters. My secondary area of interest has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Courses Taught

Recent Honors

Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, April, 2016.

The Dean’s Faculty Excellence Award, College of Education, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI, May 2010.

Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, May, 1990.

Recent Publications/Presentations

2016

Fox, R.  A., Besasie, L. A., & Fung, M. P. (in press). Tools for treating behavior problems in young Latino children. In L. T. Benuto (Ed.), Toolkit for Counseling Spanish-Speaking Clients. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Harris, S. E., Fox, R. A., & Holtz, C. A. (2016). Screening for significant behavior problems in young children living in poverty. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1076-1085.

Mattek, R.J., Harris, S.E., & Fox, R. A. (2016). Predicting treatment success in child and parent therapy among families in poverty. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 177, 44-54.

Gresl, B., L., Fox, R. A., & Besasie, L. A. (2016) Development of a barriers scale to predict early treatment success for young children in poverty with behavior problems. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000124

2015

Holtz, C. A., Fox, R. A., & Meurer, J. R. (2015). Incidence of behavior problems in toddlers and preschool children from families living in Poverty.Journal of Psychology,149, 161-174.

Harris, S. E., Fox, R.A., & Love, J.R. (2015). Early Pathways therapy for young children in poverty: A randomized controlled trial. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 6, 3-17.

2014

Tate, K. A., Lopez, C., Fox, R., Love, J. R., McKinney, E. (2014). In-home counseling for young children living in poverty: An exploration of counseling competencies. The Family Journal, 22, 371-381.

Fung, M., P., Fox, R. A., & Harris, S. E. (2014). Treatment outcomes for at-risk young children with behavior problems: Toward a new definition of success. Journal of Social Service Research, 40, 623-641.

Fung, M.P., & Fox, R.A. (2014). The culturally-adapted early pathways program for young Latino children in poverty: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 2, 131-145. DOI-10.1037/lat0000019 [Also cited in an article entitled “In search of cultural competence” by Tori DeAngelis in the APA Monitor, March 2015, pages 66-67.

Solis Camara, P., Fung, M., & Fox, R.A. (2014). Parenting in Mexico: Love and obedience. The Netherlands: Springer Publisher.

Gresl, B. L., Fox, R. A., & Fleischmann, A. (2014). Home-based parent-child therapy in low-income African American, Caucasian, and Latino families:  A comparative examination of treatmentoutcomes. Child & Family Behavior Therapy.

2013

Fox, R. A, Burke, A.M., & Fung, M. P. (2013). Long-term leisure program for individuals with intellectual disabilities in residential care settings: Research to practice. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Fox, R.A., Mattek, R., & Gresl, (2013). Evaluation of a university-community partnership to provide home-based, mental health services for children from families living in poverty. Community Mental Health Journal.

2012

Holtz, C.A., & Fox, R.A. (2012). Behavior problems in young children from low-income families: The development of a new screening tool. Infant Mental Health Journal,33, 82-94.

Carassco, J.M., & Fox, R. A. (2012). Varying treatment intensity in a home-based parent and child therapy program for families living in poverty: A randomized clinic trial. Journal of Community Psychology, 40, 621-630.

Prior to 2012

Fox, R.A., Keller, K.M., Grede, P. L., & Bartosz, A. M. (2007). A mental health clinic for toddlers with developmental delays and behavior problems. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 28, 119-129.

Fox, R. A., Holtz, C. A., & Barcelona, A. L.  (2008). Oppositional defiant disorder and aggression in a young man with mental retardation: Long term treatment in a community-based setting. Clinical Case Studies,7, 42-53.

Perez, M. E., & Fox, R. A. (2008). Parenting Latino toddlers and preschoolers: Clinical and non clinical samples. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30, 481-499.

Holtz, C.; & Fox, R.A. (2008). Infant mental health: An emerging field for children with developmental disabilities. In A. F. Rotatori, F. E. Obiakor, & S. Burkhart. (Eds.), Autism and developmental disabilities: Current practices and issues(pp. 163-219) United Kingdom: JAI Press, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Keller, K. M., & Fox, R. A. (2009). Toddlers with developmental delays and challenging behaviors. Early Child Development and Care. 179, 87-92.

Fox, R.A., Holtz, C.A., & Moist, A. (2009). A community-based accommodation program for adults with autism and mental retardation. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 44, 118-126.

Fox, R.A., & Holtz, C.A. (2009). Treatment outcomes for toddlers with behavior problems from families in poverty. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 14, 183-189.

Holtz, C.A., Carrasco, J.M., Mattek, R.J., & Fox, R.A. (2009). Behavior problems in toddlers with and without developmental delays: Comparison of treatment outcomes. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 31, 292-311.

Mattek, R. J., Jorgenson, E.T., & Fox, R.A. (2010). Home-based therapy for young children in low-Income families: A student training program. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 18, 189-194.

Presentations

2016

Fox, B., & Rosenwald, M. (2016, February). Early Pathways Program: A home-based mental health program for young children with behavior problems from families in poverty. Workshop presented at Fulfilling the Promise: A conference for parent educators and home visitors and other family support professionals, Appleton, WI.

Fox, R. A. (2016, March). Early Pathways: An in-home evidence-based program for young children with behavior problems in poverty. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Research and Policy Conference for Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health. Tampa, FL.

2015

Love, J. R., Harris, S.E., Fox, R.A., Scheunemann, J.L. & Besasie, L. A. (2015, May). Imaginative play in children’s academic school readiness: Preliminary findings for a Latino sample of young children living inpoverty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Love, J. R., Scheunemann, J. L., & Fox, R.A. (2015, May). New Hope for very young children exposed to trauma: Two case studies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Fox, B. & Besasie, L. (2015, November). Assessing outcomes in early intervention programs for young children with behavior problems. Workshop presented the 26th annual Children Come First conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

2014

Fung, M. P., & Fox, R. A. (2014, May). The Early Pathways Program for young Latino children in poverty. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Harris, S. E., Fox, R. A., Love, J. & Stocker, A. (2014, May) Early Pathways: Home-Based Therapy for Young Children in Poverty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Harris, S. E., & Fox, R. A. (2014, August). Validation of a First Line Screener for Early Childhood Behavior Problems. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

2012

Fox, R. (2012, February). Behavior Clinic: Treatment outcomes in a home-based mental health program for toddlers and preschoolers. Invited paper presented at the 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference: Exploring New Research Directions, Milwaukee WI.

Fung, M. P., Burke, A. & Fox, R.  (2012, August). A long-term leisure program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the National Association of Qualified Developmental Disability Professionals, Chicago IL.

Prior to 2012

Fox, R.A. (2007, March). STAR Parenting Program for Young Children with Challenging Behaviors.  Invited training institute at the Fulfilling the Promise: A Home Visitor and Parent Educator Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Fox, R., Grahn, J., Neuschwander, L., & Thornbloom, L. (2007, August). A comprehensive training program for staff supervisors. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference for the National Association of QMRPs (Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals), Atlanta Georgia.

Holtz, C., Fox, R., & Meurer, J. (2008, May). Patterns of behavior problems among urban toddlers and preschoolers and the development of a new survey tool. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Society, Hawaii.

Barber, B. N., Holtz, C.A., & Fox, R. (2008, August). Treatment outcomes for young children with behavior problems from low-income families. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston.

Carrasco, J. M., Holtz, C. A., & Fox, R. A. (November, 2008). Development of a screening measure for behavior problems in young children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando FL.

Mattek, R. J., Carrasco, J. M., Holtz, C. A., Fox, R. A. (2009). Treatment outcomes for toddlers with developmental delays and behavior problems receiving in-home, family behavioral therapy. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference: Existing Projects and Promising Innovations in Southeastern Wisconsin. Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Milwaukee WI.

Holtz, C.A., Carrasco, J.M., Mattek, R.J., & Fox, R.A. (2010). Behavior problems in toddlers with developmental delays: Treatment outcomes. Paper presented at Head Start’s 10th National Research Conference, Washington D.C.

Mattek, R., Jorgensen, E., & Fox, R.A. (2010). Training interns to provide in-home mental health services for preschoolers with behavior problems. Paper presented at Head Start’s 10th National Research Conference, Washington D.C.

Gresl, B.L., Mattek, R.J., & Fox, R.A. (2011). Practicum student training experiences: In-home child management therapy with low-income families. Paper presented at the 2011 Great Lakes Conference: Progress in Science and Practice, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana.


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