Robert Holaway, Ph.D.

Robert Holaway, Ph.D. Director and Founding Partner

Robert Holaway, Ph.D.
Director and Founding Partner

Dr. Holaway (PSY22248) received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University in 2007. During his graduate studies, he trained at the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple (AACT) under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Heimberg. At AACT, Dr. Holaway received training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders, worked as a clinician on several NIMH-funded research studies, and authored numerous scholarly papers on the assessment and treatment of anxiety-related disorders. In addition to his work at AACT, Dr. Holaway trained at the Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center under the mentorship of Dr. Jonathan Grayson; there he received training in Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and exposure therapy for specific phobias. He later completed his internship training at the VA Palo Alto Heath Care System, followed by his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Holaway is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and is the attending psychologist in the Stanford Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program. In addition to clinical services, Dr. Holaway also teaches and provides training and supervision in cognitive-behavioral therapy to psychiatry residents and graduate students. In his clinical practice, Dr. Holaway specializes in evidence-based treatment for adults with anxiety disorders. 

Selected Publications

Coleman, S.L., Pieterefesa, A.S., Holaway, R.M., Coles, M.E., & Heimberg, R.G (2010). Content and Correlates of Checking Related to Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 293-301.

Mennin, D.S., Holaway, R.M., Fresco, D.M., Moore, M.T., & Heimberg, R.G. (2007). Delineating components of emotion and its dysregulation in anxiety and mood psychopathology. Behavior Therapy, 38, 284-302.

Holaway, R.M., Heimberg, R.G., & Coles, M.E. (2006). A comparison of intolerance of uncertainty in analogue generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 20, 157-173.

Holaway, R.M., Rodebaugh, T.L., & Heimberg, R.G. (2006). The epidemiology of worry and generalized anxiety disorder. In G.C.L. Davey & A. Wells (Eds.) Worry and its Psychological Disorders: Theory, Assessment & Treatment (pp. 3-20). London: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Rodebaugh, T.L., Holaway, R.M., & Heimberg, R.G. (2004). The treatment of social anxiety disorder. Clinical Psychology Review, 24, 883-908.