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Johanna Thompson-Hollands, PhD

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Johanna Thompson-Hollands, PhD

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Affiliated Investigator

Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Predoctoral clinical internship, 2015
  • Boston University, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2015
  • Tufts University, Clinical Psychology, B. A., 2007

Expertise and Interests

  • Social relationships and psychopathology
  • Family-inclusive treatment approaches
  • PTSD treatment outcomes and mechanisms

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • American Psychological Association (Division 12)
  • Association for Psychological Science

Selected Publications

Thompson-Hollands, J., Marx, B. P., Lee, D. J., Resick, P. A., & Sloan, D. M. (2018). Long-term treatment gains of a brief exposure-based treatment for PTSD. Depression and Anxiety, 35, 985-991. doi:10.1002/da.22825

Thompson-Hollands, J., Litwack, S. D., Ryabchenko, K. A., Niles, B. L., Beck, J. G., Unger, W., & Sloan, D. M. (2018). Alliance across group treatment for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: The role of interpersonal trauma and treatment type. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 22, 1-15. doi:10.1037/gdn0000077

Thompson-Hollands, J., Abramovitch, A., Tompson, M. C., & Barlow, D. H. (2015). A randomized clinical trial of a brief family intervention to reduce accommodation in obsessive-compulsive disorder: A preliminary study. Behavior Therapy, 46, 218-229.

Thompson-Hollands, J., Edson, A., Tompson, M., & Comer, J. S. (2014). Family involvement in the psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: A meta-analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 287-298.

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