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Leigh Falls Holman

Associate Professor

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901-678-8241
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113C Patterson
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About Leigh Falls Holman

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leigh-holman-a21b1b188/
Research: https://www.tao-project-um.com/

Dr. Holman has worked in school, community, and forensic settings with trauma, addictions, and interpersonal violence perpetrators and victims for over 20 years and as a counselor educator for over a decade. She is the past president of the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), a recipient of their Outstanding Professional Award for contributions to the profession and has served on the IAAOC board for 9 years. Dr. Holman is also a board member for the Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling and IAAOC's representative on the ACA's Governing Council. In the past she has served as the Governing Council Liaison to the ACA Ethics Committee and the ACA Taskforce on Averting Addiction and Promoting Mental Health, served as the Associate Editor of Theory and Practice for the Journal of Mental Health Counseling, and served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Counseling and Values, and Research in Schools. Dr. Holman has published and presented internationally on neurosequential interventions, forensic mental health counseling, counselor job stress and burnout, the school to prison pipeline, as well as counselor education and supervision topics.

Licenses/Certifications:
LPC-MHSP-Supervisor
Licensed School Counselor
Registered Play Therapy Supervisor
AutPlay Therapist (Autism Spectrum)
Level II trained Theraplay Therapist (Attachment, Trauma, & Dysregulation)
Animal Assisted Therapy Certified
Diplomate under American Mental Health Counseling Association in three areas: Trauma, Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders, and Child and Adolescent Counseling

Book:
Holman, L. F. (2020). Forensic Mental Health Counseling. San Diego, CA: Cognella. https://titles.cognella.com/forensic-mental-health-counseling-9781516534432

Trauma, Addiction and Offender Publications:
Holman, L., & Nobbman, K. (in press). A student arrives at school under the influence of illegal substance. In J. A. Nelson & L. A. Wines (Eds.). Responding to critical cases in school counseling: Building on theory, standards, and experience for optimal interventions. Routledge.

Holman, L., & Nobbman, K. (in press). A student is sexually abused by a parent. In J. A. Nelson & L. A. Wines (Eds.) Responding to critical cases in school counseling: Building on theory, standards, and experience for optimal interventions. Routledge.

Holman, L., & Nobbman, K. (in press). A student faces criminal charges. In J. A. Nelson & L. A. Wines (Eds.) Responding to critical cases in school counseling: Building on theory, standards, and experience for optimal interventions. Routledge.

Holman, L. (in press). Voices from the field: Criminal offenders case study. Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In M. Iarussi (Ed.).

Holman, L. F., Ellmo, F., Wilkerson, S., & Johnson, R. (2020). Quasi-Experimental Single Subject Design: Comparing Seeking Safety and Canine Assisted Therapy: Mentally Ill Female Inmates. Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling, 41(1), 35-51. http://doi.org/10.1002/jaoc.12074.

Holman, L. F., Wilkerson, S., Ellmo, F., & Skirius, M. (2020). Impact of structured animal assisted therapy on anxiety levels among mentally ill female inmates. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2020.1729918

Holman, L. F., & Carlisle, K. (2019). DSM 5 Diagnostic Considerations for Behavioral or Process Addictions in General Community or Clinical Mental Health Practice. Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling Annual Review.

Holman, L. F., Carlisle, K. L., Rapp, M., Moro, R., Baker, C., Cartwright, A. D., Hicks-Becton, L. (2019). A guide to integrating behavioral/process addictions into counselor education programs. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(1). https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol12/iss1/7/

Wilson, A., Holman, L., Nelson, J., Carlisle, K., Baker, C., Moro, R., Whitmire, S., Becton, L. (2019). Professional counselors' and students' current knowledge, training, and experience with process addictions. Journal of Addiction and Offender Counselors: Annual Review.

Holman, L.F., MacGillivray, L., Salem, W., Tarbett, L. B. (2018). Book club groups to aid relational connection and trust among addicted trauma survivors. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2018.1502706

Holman, L., Dunaway, P. (2017). Mental health triage in the combat theater: A new training model for forward surgical teams. Journal of Military and Government Counselors, 5(3), 172-189. Retrieved from: http://mgcaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/JMGC-Vol-5-Is-3.pdf.

Holman, L. (2017) Special Populations: Addiction Counseling for Veteran's and Military Personnel. In P. Stevens and R. L. Smith (eds.) Substance Abuse Counseling: Theory and Practice (6th ed.).

Holman, L. (2017) Prevention, In P. Stevens and R. L. Smith (eds.) Substance Abuse Counseling: Theory and Practice (6th ed.).

Holman, L. (2017) Treatment settings and treatment planning. In P. Stevens and R. L. Smith (eds.) Substance Abuse Counseling: Theory and Practice (6th ed.).

Holman, L. (2017) Psychoanalytic Approaches to Addiction Counseling. In
Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling. P. Lassiter & J. Culbreth (Eds.).

Holman, L., Scherrer, R. (2017) Attachment Theory in Addiction Counseling. In
Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling. P. Lassiter & J. Culbreth (Eds.).

Holman, L. (Feb. 2016). Is there a process addictions elephant in the room? Behavioral and process addictions in clinical settings. AMHCA Advocate solicited contribution

Holman, L. (Aug. 2016). Engaged Research: Connecting Researchers and Practitioners to Improve Client Outcomes. AMHCA Advocate solicited contribution.

Nelson, J., Wilson, A., & Holman, L. (2015, April.). The state of process addictions: A mixed-methods pilot study of counseling students' experiences. Journal of Addiction and Offender Counselors: Annual Review.

Holman, L. (2012). Counseling in Correctional Institutions and the Legal Arena. In 101 Careers in Counseling, J. Hodges (Ed.). pp. 141-160. New York: Springer.

Job Stress and Burnout Publications:
Holman, L. F., Nelson, J., & Watts, R. (2019). Organizational variables contributing to school counselor burnout: An opportunity for leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and systemic change. The Professional Counselor, 9(2), 126-141. http://doi.org/10.15241/lfh.9.2.126.

Holman, L.F., & Grubbs, L. (2018). Examining the theoretical framework for the unique manifestation of burnout among high school counselors. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 11(1). https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol11/iss1/12/

Holman, L. F., Watts, R., Robles-Pina, R., & Grubbs, L. (2018). Exploration of potential predictor variables leading to school counselor burnout. Journal of School Counseling, 16(9). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v16n9.pdf.

Falls, L., & Nichter, M. (2007). The voices of high school counselors: Lived experience of job stress. Journal of School Counseling, 5, 13. Retrieved October 26, 2007, from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v5n13.pdf