Johanna Thompson-Hollands, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

150 S Huntington Avenue


Johanna Thompson-Hollands, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. After completing her Masters Degree in Psychology she worked at the Transdiagnostic Treatment Lab at Boston University. Her experience with research is compounded with past work at the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute at McLean Hospital and as a research coordinator in the Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Neurotherapeutics Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. She studies deep-brain stimulation for treatment of depressive and obsessive compulsive disorder, one of her main research interests along with treatment development and outcome.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Boston University, PhD
  • Boston University, MA
  • Tufts University, BA


  • Published on 3/1/2018

    Thompson-Hollands J, Litwack SD, Ryabchenko KA, Niles BL, Beck JG, Unger W, Sloan DM. Alliance across group treatment for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: The role of interpersonal trauma and treatment type. Group Dyn. 2018 Mar; 22(1):1-15. PMID: 29755256.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Barlow DH, Farchione TJ, Bullis JR, Gallagher MW, Murray-Latin H, Sauer-Zavala S, Bentley KH, Thompson-Hollands J, Conklin LR, Boswell JF, Ametaj A, Carl JR, Boettcher HT, Cassiello-Robbins C. The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders Compared With Diagnosis-Specific Protocols for Anxiety Disorders: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Sep 01; 74(9):875-884. PMID: 28768327.

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  • Published on 4/25/2017

    Sauer-Zavala S, Boswell JF, Bentley KH, Thompson-Hollands J, Farchione TJ, Barlow DH. Expectancies, working alliance, and outcome in transdiagnostic and single diagnosis treatment for anxiety disorders: An investigation of mediation. Cognit Ther Res. 2018 Apr; 42(2):135-145. PMID: 29755154.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Thompson-Hollands J, Jun JJ, Sloan DM. The Association Between Peritraumatic Dissociation and PTSD Symptoms: The Mediating Role of Negative Beliefs About the Self. J Trauma Stress. 2017 Apr; 30(2):190-194. PMID: 28449364.

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  • Published on 10/22/2016

    Sauer-Zavala S, Cassiello-Robbins C, Conklin LR, Bullis JR, Thompson-Hollands J, Kennedy KA. Isolating the Unique Effects of the Unified Protocol Treatment Modules Using Single Case Experimental Design. Behav Modif. 2017 Mar; 41(2):286-307. PMID: 28198196.

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  • Published on 11/11/2014

    Thompson-Hollands J, Abramovitch A, Tompson MC, Barlow DH. A randomized clinical trial of a brief family intervention to reduce accommodation in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a preliminary study. Behav Ther. 2015 Mar; 46(2):218-29. PMID: 25645170.

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  • Published on 11/1/2014

    Thompson-Hollands J, Sauer-Zavala S, Barlow DH. CBT and the future of personalized treatment: a proposal. Depress Anxiety. 2014 Nov; 31(11):909-11. PMID: 25407579.

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  • Published on 10/14/2014

    Bullis JR, Sauer-Zavala S, Bentley KH, Thompson-Hollands J, Carl JR, Barlow DH. The unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: preliminary exploration of effectiveness for group delivery. Behav Modif. 2015 Mar; 39(2):295-321. PMID: 25316034.

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  • Published on 9/16/2014

    Thompson-Hollands J, Kerns CE, Pincus DB, Comer JS. Parental accommodation of child anxiety and related symptoms: range, impact, and correlates. J Anxiety Disord. 2014 Dec; 28(8):765-73. PMID: 25261837.

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  • Published on 5/5/2014

    Thompson-Hollands J, Edson A, Tompson MC, Comer JS. Family involvement in the psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: a meta-analysis. J Fam Psychol. 2014 Jun; 28(3):287-98. PMID: 24798816.

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