Johanna Thompson-Hollands, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, Boston University
MA, Boston University

Johanna Thompson-Hollands, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her Master's and Doctoral training in the Barlow Lab at Boston University, examining treatment development and treatment outcome in anxiety and mood disorders. She was heavily involved in the testing and refinement of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders. While at BU, Dr. Thompson-Hollands also developed a brief family intervention which is delivered as an adjunct to traditional individual exposure-based therapy. Following her graduate work, she transitioned to working in the VA system, first as a predoctoral intern and later as a research fellow and finally a research psychologist. Her work continues to focus on treatment development and outcome, with a particular emphasis on the role of family and other social supports in enhancing outcomes and retention.

VA Boston Healthcare System

2018 Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program
2012 Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: Leonard Krasner Student Dissertation Award
2007 Tufts University: Priscilla N. Dunne Prize

An adjunctive family intervention for individual PTSD treatment: Effectiveness in a routine-care clinic
05/01/2017 - 07/19/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Addressing Interpersonal Contexts in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014 (Co-Investigator)
PI: David Barlow, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health


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  1. Shor R, Lee DJ, Thompson-Hollands J, Sloan DM. Psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Avoidance Behaviour Questionnaire among a treatment-seeking adult sample. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Aug 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34398628
  2. Lee DJ, Marx BP, Thompson-Hollands J, Gallagher MW, Resick PA, Sloan DM. The temporal sequence of change in PTSD symptoms and hypothesized mediators in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD. Behav Res Ther. 2021 09; 144:103918.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34198230; PMCID: PMC8325637; DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2021.103918;
  3. Harper KL, Thompson-Hollands J, Keane TM, Marx BP. Mental health treatment utilization and relationship functioning among male and female OEF/OIF veterans. Psychol Serv. 2021 Jun 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34081522
  4. Thompson-Hollands J, Lee DJ, Sloan DM. The Use of a Brief Family Intervention to Reduce Dropout Among Veterans in Individual Trauma-Focused Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Trauma Stress. 2021 08; 34(4):829-839.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33891718; PMCID: PMC8555692; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22680;
  5. Thompson-Hollands J, Sloan DM, Marx BP. Seeking to Understand the Conditions Under Which Exposure-Based Writing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is an Effective Approach: A Commentary on Dawson et al. (2020). J Trauma Stress. 2021 02; 34(1):267-268.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33277946
  6. Thompson-Hollands J, Marx BP, Lee DJ, Sloan DM. Longitudinal change in self-reported peritraumatic dissociation during and after a course of posttraumatic stress disorder treatment: Contributions of symptom severity and time. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Sep 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32881568; PMCID: PMC8434818; DOI: 10.1037/tra0000951;
  7. Reuman L, Thompson-Hollands J, Abramowitz JS. Better Together: A Review and Recommendations to Optimize Research on Family Involvement in CBT for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Behav Ther. 2021 05; 52(3):594-606. PMID: 33990236; PMCID: PMC8124087; DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2020.07.008;
  8. Marx BP, Thompson-Hollands J, Lee DJ, Resick PA, Sloan DM. Estimated Intelligence Moderates Cognitive Processing Therapy Outcome for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. Behav Ther. 2021 01; 52(1):162-169.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33483114; PMCID: PMC8439555; DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2020.03.008;
  9. Thompson-Hollands J, Burmeister LB, Rosen CS, O'Dougherty M, Erickson EPG, Meis LA. Veterans with poor PTSD treatment adherence: Exploring their loved ones' experience of PTSD and understanding of PTSD treatment. Psychol Serv. 2021 May; 18(2):216-226. PMID: 31436444; PMCID: PMC7035146; DOI: 10.1037/ser0000389;
  10. Thompson-Hollands J, Marx BP, Sloan DM. Brief novel therapies for PTSD: Written Exposure Therapy. Curr Treat Options Psychiatry. 2019 Jun; 6(2):99-106.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31245252; PMCID: PMC6594556; DOI: 10.1007/s40501-019-00168-w;
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