Dorothy E. Holmes, PhD, re-elected to National Register Board of Directors


At its July 2012 meeting, the National Register Board of Directors re-elected Dorothy Holmes, PhD, to a four-year term on the Board beginning January 1, 2013.

Dr. Holmes reacted to her election by stating, “Professional psychology currently faces strong challenges in its efforts to provide appropriate training for all of its qualified students seeking to enter the profession. This is an important issue for me, given that my entire professional career has focused on providing professional psychology education and training, and on directing doctoral education and training programs in professional psychology. In having just been re-elected to the National Register Board of Directors, I look forward to working with my Board colleagues to enhance and promulgate internship opportunities, and to making sure that our efforts address the needs of all qualified students, including those with diverse backgrounds and identities.”

Dr. Holmes previously 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. 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. She is currently in private practice in Bluffton, SC.

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.

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