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Johanna Thompson-Hollands, PhD

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Johanna Thompson-Hollands, PhD

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Principal 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., Lee, D. J., & Sloan, D. M. (2021). The use of a brief family intervention to reduce dropout among veterans in individual trauma-focused treatment: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 34(4), 829-839.

Thompson-Hollands, J., Strage, M., DeVoe, E. R., Beidas, R. S., & Sloan, D. M. (2021). Development of a brief adjunctive intervention for family members of veterans in individual PTSD treatment. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 28, 193-209.

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.

Thompson-Hollands, J., Rando, A. A., Stoycos, S. A., Meis, L. A., & Iverson, K. M. (in press). Family involvement in PTSD treatment: Perspectives from a nationwide sample of Veterans Health Administration clinicians. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Harper, K. P., Thompson-Hollands, J., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (in press). Family-involved mental health care among OEF/OIF veterans with and without PTSD using VHA administrative records. Behavior Therapy.

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Also see: VA Mental Health