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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

Awards and Honors

  • Leonard Krasner Student Dissertation Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Priscilla N. Dunne Prize from Tufts University

Selected Publications

Thompson-Hollands, J., Strage, M., DeVoe, E. R., Beidas, R. S., & Sloan, D. M. (in press). Development of a brief adjunctive intervention for family members of veterans in individual PTSD treatment. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2020.06.007

Reuman, L. & Thompson-Hollands, J. (in press). Family accommodation in PTSD: Proposed considerations and distinctions from the established transdiagnostic literature. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. doi:10.1111/CPSP.12375

Marx, B. P., Thompson-Hollands, J., Lee, D. J., Resick, P. A., & Sloan, D. M. (in press). Estimated intelligence moderates Cognitive Processing Therapy outcome for posttraumatic stress symptoms. Behavior Therapy. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2020.03.008

Thompson-Hollands, J., Burmeister, L. B., Rosen, C. S., O'Dougherty, M., Erickson, E. P. G., & Meis, L. A. (in press). Veterans with poor PTSD treatment adherence: Exploring their loved ones' experience of PTSD and understanding of PTSD treatment. Psychological Services. doi:10.1037/ser0000389

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. doi:10.1037/a0036709

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