Leigh Holman

Profile Picture of Leigh Holman
Title
Assistant Professor

Department
Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research

Institution
University of Memphis (Main)

Email
lfalls@memphis.edu
Education
  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Ed.S. School Counseling
  • M.A. Professional Counseling
  • B.A. Journalism/Philosophy
Research Interests
Trauma Informed Justice   Trauma Informed Schools   Dyslexia  

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Biography
Leigh Falls Holman has been a counselor educator and supervisor for over 10 years and a counselor (school and mental health) for over 25 years, working in a variety of settings (RTC, in-patient, PHP, IOP, school, juvenile detention, adult prison, home-based, private practice). She is a LPC-MHSP-Supervisor and Licensed School Counselor and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. She has additional certifications and specialized training in Sandtray Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, AutPlay, and is Level II Theraplay trained. The American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) recognized Dr. Holman as a Diplomate in three areas: Trauma Counseling, Child and Adolescent Counseling, and Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders, due to her experience working with clients throughout the lifespan related to trauma, addictions, and offending behaviors. She also served as the Associate Editor of Theory and Practice for AMHCA's flagship journal, the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Holman also served as the committee chair for the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors’ (IAAOC) Process Addictions Committee and their Trauma Committee. She served as the IAAOC president in 2016 and has been recognized by the organization as the Outstanding Professional of the Year for her contributions to the profession related to raising awareness of process addictions and trauma-related training issues. Additionally, she served on the editorial review board for the Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling and served on the IAAOC Board for 9 years. Most recently, she has served as IAAOC's representative to the American Counseling Association's Governing Council. She is the author of a textbook entitled Forensic Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Holman leads the TAO Project (https://www.tao-project-um.com/tao-project-team.html), which is a research team focused on Trauma, Addictions, and Offender issues related to emotion regulation following trauma and the contribution of emotional dysregulation on maladaptive addiction and offending type behaviors. Her current interests are related to utilizing neurosequential interventions in counseling, trauma-informed schools and forensic/justice environments, and the developmental trauma of learning differences (e.g. Dyslexia) on school behavior and academic performance that may lead to legal involvement. Additionally, she works with a team of school counselor researchers focused on administrator's understanding of school counseling role, their provisions for support and supervision of school counselors, and the resulting job stress and burnout school counselors experience.
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Contact Information
  The University of Memphis Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research Patterson 113C Memphis, TN 38152

  940-368-6660

Research
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List of Publications (39)
In 2020
39

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.

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38

Holman, L. F. (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 Quantitative.

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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. Quantitative.

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Holman, L., & Nobbman, K. (in press, 2020). 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.

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Holman, L., & Nobbman, K. (in press, 2020). 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.

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Holman, L., & Nobbman, K. (in press, 2020). 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.

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33

Holman, L. (in press, 2020). Voices from the field: Criminal offenders case study. Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In M. Iarussi (Ed.).

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In 2019
32

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. Conceptual.

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31

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/.

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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. Mixed-Methods.

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In 2018
29

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. Qualitative.

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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. Quantitative.

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27

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 Counseling. http://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2018.1502706. Qualitative.

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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. Conceptual.

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In 2017
25

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.).

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24

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

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23

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

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22

Holman, L. (2017) Psychoanalytic Approaches to Addiction Counseling. In

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21

Holman, L., Scherrer, R. (2017) Attachment Theory in Addiction Counseling. In

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In 2016
20

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

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19

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

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In 2015
18

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. Mixed Methods.

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In 2012
17

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.

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In 2010
16

Falls, L., & Collier, N. (2010). Making sense out of sensory processing disorders in schools. ASCA School Counselor.

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15

Falls, L. (2010, July/Aug,). Stoking the Fires: School Counselor Burnout. ASCA School Counselor.

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In 2009
14

Falls, L. (2009, May). Relational supervision case study. Journal of Psychodynamic Practice: Individuals, Groups, and Organizations, 15, 173-179. Qualitative.

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13

Falls, L. (2009 Aug). Relational theory and the practice of psychotherapy: solicited book review. Journal of Psychodynamic Practice: Individuals, Groups, and Organizations, 15, 313-316. Book Review.

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12

Falls, L., Jara, T., & Sever, T. (2009). Experiential workshop with educational leadership doctoral students: Managing affective reactions to organizational change. Journal of Leadership Education, 7, 209-219. Quantitative.

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11

Garza, Y., Falls, L., & Bruhn, R. A. (2009, July). Understanding deeper meaning responses in play therapy. International Journal for Play Therapy, 18, 142-161. Conceptual.

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10

Falls, L. (2009). Measures of central tendency. In ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling, Book 14. ACA.

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9

Falls, L. (2009). Personality disorders. ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling, Book 14. ACA.

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8

Falls, L., & Furr, S. (2009). Group work. In ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling, Book 14. ACA.

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7

Falls, L. (2009). Social and emotional development: The early years. In L. Solmonson, Mullener, W., & Eckstein, D. (Eds.). A Thematic Approach to Human Growth and Development. National Social Science Press.

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6

Falls, L., & Muro, J. (2009, May/June). Building bridges: Mental health interventions bridging the gap with at risk students. ASCA School Counselor.

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In 2008
5

Falls, L. (2008, Nov/Dec). Destination graduation: Middle school counselors' use of college & career counseling to improve graduation rates. ASCA School Counselor.

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In 2007
4

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. Qualitative.

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In 2006
3

Falls, L. (2006, Summer). Ethics of Addiction and Offender Counseling. Professional Issues in Counseling. Retrieved from www.shsu.edu/~piic/. Conceptual.

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2

Holman, L. (in press, 2021). Is that a conflict? In C. Barrio and J. Swank (Eds.) Critical Incidents in Counselor Education.

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1

Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling. P. Lassiter & J. Culbreth (Eds.).

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