Location: Bowdoin / Samuel P. Putnam


Hannah Reese

Assistant Professor of Psychology
(on leave for 2017-18 academic year)

Contact Information


Kanbar Hall - 216

Hannah Reese: Bowdoin College


  • Ph.D. Harvard University
  • M.A. Harvard University
  • B.A. Wellesley College

My research focuses on the anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.  In my work I strive to: 1) improve our understanding of the phenomenology of these disorders, 2) understand the boundary between normal and abnormal manifestations of these disorders, 3) identify the cognitive and emotional processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of these disorders, 4) develop and test targeted interventions (e.g., mindfulness-based interventions, cognitive bias modification), and 5) advance the dissemination of evidence-based treatments to providers and the general public.

I teach Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1101), Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 2025), Laboratory in Clinical Psychology (PSYC 2725), and a seminar on Psychotherapy and Behavior Change (PSYC 3025).

I am a licensed clinical psychologist.   I completed my pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  Prior to joining the Bowdoin faculty I was a staff psychologist at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Related Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and maintained a small private practice in Cambridge, MA. 

Riding the Wave Meditation to accompany
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Reese, H. E. (forthcoming).  Mindfulness for tics.  In J. McGuire, T. Murphy, J. Piacentini, & E. Storch (Eds.), The Clinician’s Guide to the Treatment and Management of Youth with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.