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Alea Holman


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Assistant Professor
Division of Psychological and Educational Services
113 West 60th Street, Room 1008-B
New York, NY 10023

Alea Holman is a licensed psychologist and credentialed school psychologist. Prior to joining the school psychology faculty at Fordham University, she served in various clinical roles, providing attachment-focused psychotherapy to children, adults, and families in community mental health and private practice settings. Holman also worked as a school psychologist at the California School for the Blind, providing mental health and assessment services. In addition, she has worked as an adjunct professor and supervisor at several universities. At Fordham, she teaches the personality assessment courses to the school and counseling psychology graduate students.

Complementary to her clinical and academic experiences, Holman provides training for parents and clinicians on topics including how to support healthy racial identities among children and families, and how to best advocate for students with special needs within the school setting. Across her professional experiences, she works as a scholar-practitioner to support the mental health and well-being of ethnically diverse communities impacted by trauma.


Ph.D., School Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

M.P.H., Sociomedical Sciences; Health Promotion, Columbia University

B.A., Human Biology; African and African American Studies, Stanford University

Research Interests

Racial socialization in families and schools

School-based therapeutic collaborative assessment

Holman’s research includes understanding the processes of racial socialization in familial and school contexts. She is interested in how families and schools navigate the complexities of raising and educating children of color within our highly racialized society. A related line of research is Dr. Holman’s exploration of how collaborative therapeutic assessment techniques can be effectively applied to school settings to make the psycho-educational evaluation process of optimal benefit to each member of the educational team, with special attention to cultural sensitivity.


Personality Assessment and Lab (School Psychology; PSGE 7412/7609)

Assessment in Personality (Counseling Psychology; PSGE 7612)