WASHINGTON, DC LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST DOROTHY HOLMES, PHD, ELECTED TO NATIONAL REGISTER OF HEALTH SERVICE Psychologists BOARD OF DIRECTORS
June 11, 2011, Washington, DC – At its June 2011 meeting, the National Register Board of Directors elected Dorothy Holmes, PhD, to a term on the Board beginning September 1, 2011. Dr. Holmes reacted to her election by stating, “I am delighted to have been elected to serve on the National Register Board of Directors. Having been an academic and private practitioner for my entire career, I appreciate the current demands on early career psychologists to diversify in order to establish viable careers. I hope to be helpful to the Board in developing effective outreach to and benefits for this cohort, as well as to minority and other psychologists interested in serving underserved populations.”
Since 2005, Dr. Holmes has served as the Program Director and Director of Clinical Training at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Holmes has maintained a close relationship with the educational sector of psychology, as demonstrated by her many years in an academic setting at various universities. Previously, Dr. Holmes was the Founding Director of the Clinical Psychology Internship at Howard University, the first American Psychological Association-accredited internship at a historically black university. She has served as a Training and Supervising Analyst for the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Holmes sits on the Membership Board for the American Psychological Association and she was recently awarded the title of Professor Emeritus from George Washington University.
Dr. Holmes earned her PhD from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1968. She has been credentialed by the National Register since 1975, and previously served on the Board of Directors from 1984 to 1991.
About The National Register
The National Register is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists. The independent, non-profit organization was created in 1974 with the help of the American Psychological Association and the American Board of Professional Psychology. Today, the National Register is the leading source of information on nationally credentialed psychologists in health care. Psychologists who are awarded national registrant status have achieved the highest educational and professional standards in health care. Early career psychologists can accumulate the necessary credentials during their training so that when they apply for a license to practice, they also are ready to become registrants of the National Register. It is the only independent, credentialing body with a national level standard for verifying education and training qualifications, licensing, and ethical standards with more than 12,000 doctoral level psychologists in its database. The National Register is relied upon by the health care industry, state and provincial licensing boards, and consumers. National Register also provides this valuable information to consumers as a free referral service to top quality psychologists at www.findapsychologist.org.