Hannah Holmes

Dr. Holmes will NOT be accepting a doctoral student for the Fall of 2024.

For information on the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), visit clinicalpsychpsyd.appstate.edu

Priority review date for admission is December 1st. Applications that are not complete by the priority date risk denial of admission; however, if seats remain for the invitation only on-campus interviews in February, applications not complete by December 1st will be considered.


Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship, 2018-2019, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ph.D., 2019, Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University

M.A., 2016, Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University

B.A., 2013, Psychology, Cedarville University


Research Interests

Health psychology, women's health, human sexuality, emotion-focused interventions for chronic pain    


Selected Publications


Abbass, A., Town, J., Holmes, H. J., Luyten, P., Cooper, A., Russell, L., Lumley, M. A., Schubiner, H., Allinson, J., Bernier, D., De Meulemeester, C., Kroenke, K., & Kisely, S. (In press). Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for functional somatic disorders: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.

Holmes, H. J., Sala-Hamrick, K. J., Pegram, S. E., Evans, E. K., Wilton-Martindale, J., & Lumley, M. A. (in press). Rape Aggression Defense course: Physical, psychological, and interpersonal benefits among women with and without interpersonal victimization histories. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.   

Holmes, H. J., Yamin, J. B., Krohner, S., Rapport, L. J., Grekin, E. R., Schubiner, H., & Lumley, M. A. (In press). Effects of a sexual health interview among Arab American women: An experimental disclosure study. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Yamin, J. B., Holmes, H. J., Krohner, S., &. Lumley, M. A. (In press). Arab American women’s health following sexual victimization: The moderating effects of bicultural harmony and social constraints. Psychology of Violence.

Carty, J. N., Ziadni, M. S., Holmes, H. J., Tomakowsky, J., Peters, K., Schubiner, H., & Lumley, M. A. (2019). The effects of a life-stress emotional awareness and expression interview for women with chronic urogenital pain: A randomized controlled trial. Pain Medicine, 20, 1321-1329.

Holmes, H. J., Thakur, E. R., Lumley, M. A., Carty, J. N., Ziadni, M. S., Doherty, H. K., Lockhart, N. A., & Schubiner, H. (2018). Ambivalence over emotional expression and perceived social constraints as moderators of relaxation training and emotional awareness and expression training for irritable bowel syndrome. General Hospital Psychiatry, 53, 38-43.

Thakur, E. R., Holmes, H. J., Lockhart, N. A., Carty, J. N., Ziadni, M. S., Doherty, H. K., Lackner, J. M., Schubiner, H., & Lumley, M. A. (2017). Emotional awareness and expression training improves irritable bowel syndrome: A randomized controlled trial. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 29, e13143.

Welker, K. M., Baker, L., Padilla, A., Holmes, H., Aron, A. P., & Slatcher, R. B. (2014). Effects of self-disclosure and responsiveness between couples on passionate love within couples. Personal Relationships, 21, 692-708.


Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Human Sexuality

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Psychology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8951

Office address
Smith-Wright 218