Hannah Reese

Assistant Professor of Psychology

on leave for 2017-18 academic year

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.

Education

  • Ph.D. , Harvard University; Cambridge, MA
  • M.A., Harvard University; Cambridge, MA
  • B.A., Wellesley College; Wellesley, MA

PDF Curriculum Vitae

Publications

2010-present

Reese, H. E. (in press).  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.

Abramovitch, A., Hallion, L., Reese, H. E., Woods, D. W., Peterson, A., Piacentini, J., Scahill, L., Deckersbach, T., & Wilhelm, S.  (2017).  Neurocognitive predictors of treatment response to randomized treatment in adults with tic disorders.  Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 74, 9-14.

Reese, H. E., Pollard, A., Szymanski, J., Berman, N., Crowe, K., Rosenfield, E., & Wilhelm, S.  (2016).  The Behavior Therapy Training Institute for OCD: A Preliminary Report.  Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 8, 79-85.

Reese, H. E.  & Usmani, A.  (2016). Cognitive behavior therapy for Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder.  In T. J. Petersen, S. Sprich, & S. Wilhelm (Eds.) The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (pp. 131-140).  New York: Springer.

Sprich, S. E., Olatunji, B. O., Reese, H. E., Otto, M. W., Rosenfield, E., & Wilhelm, S.  (2016). Cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and cognitive Therapy. In T. A. Stern, J. F. Rosenbaum, M. Fava, S. Rauch, & J. Biederman (Eds.), Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 152-164).  Philadelphia, PA: Mosby/Elsevier. 

Abramovitch, A., Reese, H. E., Woods, D. W., Peterson, A., Deckersbach, T., Piacentini, J., Scahill, L., & Wilhelm, S.  (2015).  Psychometric Properties of a Self-Report Instrument for the Assessment of Tic Severity in Adults with Tic Disorders.  Behavior Therapy, 46, 786-796.

Reese, H. E., Vallejo, Z., Rasmussen, J. L., Crowe, K., Rosenfield, E. & Wilhelm, S. (2015).  Mindfulness-based stress reduction for Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder: A pilot study.  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 78, 293-298.

Keuthen, N.J., Tung, E.S., Reese, H.E., Raikes, J., Lee, L., & Mansueto, C.S. (2015).  Getting the word out: CBT for Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder) and Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder.  Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 27, 10-15.

Deckersbach, T., Chou, T., Britton, J.C., Carlson, L.E., Reese, H.E., Siev, J., Scahill, L., Piacentini, J.C., Woods, D.W., Walkup, J.T., Peterson, A.L., Dougherty, D.D., Wilhelm, S. (2014). Neural correlates of behavior therapy for Tourette's Disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 224, 269-274.

Reese, H. E., Scahill, L., Peterson, A. L., Crowe, K., Woods, D. W., Piacentini, J., Walkup, J. T., & Wilhelm, S. (2014). The premonitory urge to tic: Measurement, characteristics, and correlates in older adolescents and adults.  Behavior Therapy, 45, 177-186.

Reese, H. E., Rosenfield, E., Wilhelm, S.  (2013). Reflections on the theory-practice gap in cognitive behavior therapy.  Behavior Therapy, 44, 609-613.

Heeren, A., Reese, H. E., McNally, R. J., & Philippot, P.  (2012). Attention training toward and away from threat in social phobia: Effects on subjective, behavioral, and physiological measures of anxiety.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 30-39.

Siev, J., Reese, H. E., Timpano, K. R., & Wilhelm, S. (2012). Assessment and treatment of pathological skin picking. In J. E. Grant & M. N. Potenza (Eds.), Oxford handbook of impulse control disorders (pp. 360-374). New York: Oxford University Press.

Keuthen, N. J., Siev, J., & Reese, H. E. (2012).  The assessment of trichotillomania, pathological skin picking, and stereotypic movement disorder.  In J. E. Grant, D. J. Stein, D. Woods, & N. J. Keuthen (Eds.), Trichotillomania, skin picking, and other body-focused repetitive behaviors (pp. 129-150).  Washington DC: American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.

Reese, H. E., McNally, R. J., & Wilhelm, S. W.  (2011). Reality monitoring in patients with body dysmorphic disorder.  Behavior Therapy, 42, 387-398.

Reese, H. E., McNally, R. J., & Wilhelm, S. W.  (2010). Probabilistic reasoning in patients with body dysmorphic disorder.  Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 270-276.

Reese, H. E., McNally, R. J., Najmi, S., & Amir, N.  (2010). Attention training for reducing spider fear in spider-fearful individuals.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 657-662.

Reese, H. E., McNally, R. J., & Wilhelm, S. W.  (2010). Facial asymmetry detection in patients with body dysmorphic disorder.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 936-940.

Chasson, G. S., Buhlmann, U., Tolin, D. F., Rao, S. R., Reese, H. E., Rowley, T., Welsh, K. S., & Wilhelm, S.  (2010). Need for speed: Evaluating slopes of OCD recovery in behavior therapy enhanced with d-cycloserine.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 675-679.

Najmi, S., Reese, H. E., Wilhelm, S., Fama, J., Beck, C., & Wegner, D. M.  (2010). Learning the futility of the thought suppression enterprise in normal experience and in obsessive compulsive disorder.  Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38, 1-14.

Reese, H. E., Timpano, K., Siev, J., Rowley, T., & Wilhelm, S.  (2010). Behavior therapy for tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorder: A web-based video illustration of treatment components.  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17, 16-24.

Reese, H. E., Najmi, S., & McNally, R. J.  (2010). Vulnerability to anxiety disorders in adulthood.  In R. E. Ingram & J. M. Price (Eds.), Vulnerability to psychopathology: Risk across the lifespan (pp. 334-356).  New York: Guilford Press. 

McNally, R. J., Malcarne, V. L., Najmi, S., Hansdottir, I., Reese, H. E., & Merz, E. L.  (2010). Vulnerability to anxiety disorders across the lifespan.  In R. E. Ingram & J. M. Price (Eds.), Vulnerability to psychopathology: Risk across the lifespan (pp. 357-362).  New York: Guilford Press. 

 Greenberg, J. L., Delinsky, S. S., Reese, H. E., Buhlmann, U.  & Wilhelm, S.  (2010). Body Image.  In J. E. Grant & M. N. Potenza (Eds.), Young adult mental health  (pp. 126-142).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Smits, J. A. J., Reese, H. E., Powers, M. B. & Otto, M. W.  (2010). Combined treatment strategies: Current status and future directions. In M.W. Otto & S.G. Hofmann (Eds.), Avoiding Treatment Failures in the Anxiety Disorders.  (pp. 67- 81).  New York: Springer.

Clinical

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.

Resources

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.