Holly L. Robles, PhD


Senior Program Administrator
Behavioral Health, KBR
Houston, TX, USA

Biography

Dr. Holly Robles is a seasoned mental health professional, licensed as a professional counselor, LPC supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and National Certified Counselor. She obtained a BA in psychology in 1991 from Baylor University, MA in psychology in 1993 from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, MS in educational psychology in 2000, and PhD in educational psychology in 2004. She has practiced in community mental health, with the military, in corporate behavioral health management, in the public PK16 education system, and has taught at the bachelors and graduate levels as an instructor, assistant professor, and internship supervisor. Her current occupational settings are leading a student threat assessment and management division within a large school district, managing a large behavioral health line for a Fortune 500 company, and maintaining a private practice.

Education

• (2004) PhD, in Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
• (2002) MS, in Psychology, Texas A&M University
• (1993) MA, in Counseling Psychology, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
• (1991) BA, in Psychology, Baylor University

Research Interest

Her research interests includes: Threat assessment, Suicide prevention, Crisis intervention and Military psychological health

Scientific Activities

Honors/Awards

International/National

• (2020), American Counseling Association Mentoring Program Founding Member
• (2017), Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
• (2015), Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
• (2015), Civilian of the Year, United States Navy.
• (2015), Civilian Employee of the Quarter, Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan.
• (2014), Civilian Employee of the Year, Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan.
• (2014), Civilian Employee of the Quarter, Navy Region Japan.
• (2014), Civilian Employee of the Quarter, Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan.
• (2007), ACT College and Career Readiness K-12 Champion.
• (2008), Best Publication, Guidelines by American Counseling Association.
• (2001), One of Six Authors of Texas, Ohio, and Virginia State Boards of Professional Counselors Licensing Exams.
• (2000), One of Six Authors of Texas, Ohio, and Virginia State Boards of Professional Counselors Licensing Exams.
• (1999), One of Six Authors of Texas, Ohio, and Virginia State Boards of Professional Counselors Licensing Exams.

State

• (2018), Texas Suicide Prevention Council Co-Chairs Award for Excellence in School-Based Suicide Prevention.
• (2018), Texas School Safety Center, Texas School Spotlight Program, FY 2019 for Positive School Climate/Prevention Program.
• (2017), Subject Matter Expert, Youth Suicide Prevention, Mental Health America of Texas.
• (2009), Distinguished Service Award, Texas Association for Humanistic Education and Development Director, Texas Counseling Association.
• (2009), High School Counselor of the Year, Texas Legislature recognition.
• (2009), Career and Technology Education Counselor of the Year, Texas State Technical College, Waco.
• (1999-2004), Subject Matter Expert, Counseling, Texas Department of Health Licensing Division.

Local/University

• (2004), Outstanding Doctoral Student, Department of Psychology and Special Education, Texas A&M University, Commerce.
• (1996), Distinguished Employee, HOTMHMR, 1996.

Publications

1. Poland S, Poland D, Robles H, Boehl M, Sullivan L. Texas advancing suicide safer schools roadmap. Texas Education Agency. 2021.
2. Johnson HL, Fullwood HL. Disturbing behaviors in the secondary classroom: How do general educators perceive problem behaviors? Journal of Instructional Psychology. 2006; 33(1): 20-39.
3. Jones HL. Eyewitness testimony: Issues, problems, and trends. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. 2003; 18(2): 28-33.
4. Johnson HL. Cyberbullying: A trend of growing proportions. The Wacoan Magazine. 2008.
5. Johnson HL. Parental alienation syndrome. Guidelines. 2008; 56(1): 1.
6. Johnson HL. Humanistic counselors: What do we do? Guidelines. 2007; 55(2): 4.
7. Johnson HL. Integrating the personal graduation plan, career and technology degree plans, and no child left behind for secondary counselors. Guidelines. 2006; 54(2): 4-5.
8. Robles HL. Texas suicide safer schools, implementation guide, appendix II, mental health America of Texas. 2017.
9. Johnson H, Fullwood H. Secondary teachers’ perceptions of disturbing behaviors: An exploratory study. Paper presented at: The Annual Pathways Research Symposium; 2003; Galveston, TX, USA.
10. Jones H, Russell W. Who is the queen? Understanding family dynamics in complex family systems. Paper presented at: The University of Texas at San Antonio for the Texas State Science Fair; 2008; San Antonio, TX, USA.
11. Johnson H, Russell W. Complex family dynamics in diverse family compositions. Paper presented at: Baylor University for the Texas State Science Fair, Regional Competition; 2008; Waco, TX, USA.
12. Robles HL, Bell CS. The success factory: Changing a DAEP to a comprehensive, rehabilitative, and educational program…with a waiting list! Paper presented at: 2017 National Youth At-Risk Conference West, 2017 San Antonio, Texas.
13. Robles HL. Administrator, heal thyself: Stress management for school administrators. Paper presented at: The texas association of school administrators midwinter conference; 2018; Austin, TX, USA.
14. Johnson HL. Mentoring as an Intensive Intervention for the At-Risk Secondary Student. Paper presented at: The Texas counseling association annual conference; 2007; Corpus Christi, Texas.
15. Johnson HL. Implementing the personal graduation plan, while keeping it real! Paper presented at: the Texas Counseling Association annual conference; 2007; Corpus Christi, TX, USA.
16. Johnson HL. Working with minority populations at risk. Where do I fit in? Paper presented at: The Texas counseling association annual conference; 2005; San Antonio, TX, USA.
17. Jones HL. Enhancing quality in every session. Paper presented at: The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services annual training meeting; 1999; Ithaca, NY, USA.
18. Jones HL. Getting the most out of each helping employee: Maximizing effective insurance billing. Paper presented at: The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services annual training meeting; 1999; Ithaca, NY, USA.
19. Jones HL. Effective suicide screening, assessment, and intervention. Paper presented at: The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services annual training meeting; 1998; Ithaca, NY, USA.
20. Jones HL. When are they REALLY suicidal? Paper presented at: The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services annual training meeting. 1997; Ithaca, NY, USA.
21. Jones HL. Assessment instruments useful for developing treatment plans for counseling. Paper presented at: The Texas Counseling Association annual conference; 1996; Dallas, Texas, USA.
22. Jones HL. Which tools can I legally use? An overview of the instruments appropriate for counselor use. Paper presented at: The Texas Counseling Association annual conference; 1996; Dallas, Texas, USA.
23. Jones HL. Ensuring interrater reliability on Axis V, Paper presented at: The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services annual training meeting; 1994; Ithaca, NY, USA.
24. Johnson HL. Providing fun and structure to children during school breaks, Paper presented at: the Heart of Texas Counseling Association quarterly meeting; 2008; TX, USA.
25. Jones HL. Ensuring interrater reliability on Axis V, Paper presented at: The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services annual training meeting; 1994; NY, USA.
26. Robles HL. Partnering with the community for service member and veteran family suicide prevention. Paper presented at: Annual Suicide Prevention Program Managers training at US army installation management command, army substance abuse, prevention services, risk reduction/suicide prevention programs, fort. 2018; SamHouston, Texas, USA.
27. Jones HL. Integrating spiritual assessments into holistic biopsychosocial assessments. Paper presented at: Fleet and Family Support Center; 2015; Atsugi, Japan.
28. Jones HL. Conducting child forensic interviews and developing treatment plans for severely abused children. Paper presented at: Navy Region Japan Clinical Training Symposium; 2015; Yokosuka, Japan.
29. Jones HL. Reducing domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault during periods of intense military-related stressors. Paper presented at: Personal readiness summit, commander, navy installations command; 2014; Tokyo, Japan.
30. Jones HL. Ensuring family and collateral involvement in child abuse treatment. Paper presented at: Navy Region Japan Clinical Training Symposium; 2014; Yokosuka, Japan.
31. Jones HL. Enhancing father’s involvement in parenting: What are the barriers and work-arounds? Paper presented at: Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Japan for Marine Corps Family Advocacy personnel and commanders; 2010.
32. Sullivan L, Keller M, Robles HL. Suicide safer schools: A strategy to meet service members, veterans, and families’ suicide prevention needs in their school communities. Paper presented at: the 2017 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)/U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Suicide Prevention Conference, Denver, Colorado. 2017.
33. Keller M, Sullivan L, Poland S, Robles HL. Creating suicide safer schools in Texas: Implementation guide and tools. Paper presented at: The American Association of Suicidology annual convention; 2017; Phoenix, Arizona.
34. Robles HL. Non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, and risk assessment in schools. Paper presented at: Education Service Center Region 20; 2019;`San Antonio, Texas, USA.
35. Robles HL. Developing a plan for risk assessment in schools, beginning with suicide prevention. Paper presented at: Education Service Center Region 13; 2018; Austin, Texas, USA.
36. Robles HL. Dealing with a crisis on your campus without a counselor. Paper presented at: Education Service Center Region 13; 2018; Austin, Texas, USA.
37. Robles HL. Suicidal students and non-suicidal self-injury. Paper presented at: Education Service Center Region 13; 2018; Austin, Texas, USA.
38. Robles HL. Developing a behavior intervention team and using threat assessment protocols effectively in Texas public schools. Paper presented at: Regional Education Service Center Counseling Specialists; 2018; San Antonio, Texas, USA.
39. Robles HL. Strategies for suicide and self-harm prevention in schools. Paper presented at: the Education Service Center, Region XX; 2018; San Antonio, Texas, USA.
40. Robles HL. Ethical and legal considerations in crisis response in school districts. Paper presented at: Region XX Education Service Center: Directors of Counseling and Guidance. 2017.
41. Robles HL. Developing a plan of action to reduce youth suicides in your school and city. Keynote presented at: The Alamo Area Teen Suicide Prevention Coalition; 2017.
42. Johnson HL. Developing a program for humanistic education and development. Paper presented at: The Texas Counseling Association annual conference; 2008; Houston, Texas, USA.
43. Robles H. Suicide and self-harm prevention as a community problem. Paper presented at: Texas Hill Country Counseling Association. 2018; Boerne, TX, USA.
44. Robles H, Biedermann K, Auxier A. Drug crisis in our backyard roundtable. Paper presented at: Community session presented; 2018; Boerne, TX.
45. McDaniel K, Robles HL. Join the conversation about substance abuse prevention. Paper presented at: Parent session presented; 2017; Boerne, TX, USA.
46. Robles HL. Early mental health intervention, suicide prevention, and bullying prevention and response. Paper presented at: Boerne Middle School South; 2017; Boerne, TX, USA.
47. Robles HL, Salazar A. Parents aware: Understanding adolescent substance use and mental health issues and how to respond. Paper presented at: Parent session presented; 2017; Boerne, Texas, USA.
48. Robles HL. Understanding local adolescent substance use trends. Paper presented at: Parent session presented; 2017; Boerne, Texas, USA.
49. Robles HL. Stress management, compassion fatigue, and recognizing burnout for educators. Paper presented at: Boerne Champion High School; 2016; Boerne, TX, USA.
50. Robles HL. Key elements of a suicide prevention plan for Texas public schools. Keynote presented: University of Texas-San Antonio Department of School Counseling; Directors of Counseling and Guidance; 2016.
51. Gwin-Miranda S, Robles HL. Drugs, dares, and dangerous teen trends. Paper presented at: Parent session presented; 2015; Boerne, Texas, USA.
52. Johnson HL. Getting to know the cast: The importance of relationships in student achievement, region XII education service center: The Grand Finale: Paper presented at: High Performing Schools Conference; 2006.
53. Johnson HL. At-risk Rx: The importance of personal relationships in student success, region XII education service center. At-risk: Best practices for at-risk and dropout prevention; 2006.
54. Jones HL. Suicide assessment in an outpatient United Way counseling clinic. Session presented at Family Counseling and Children’s Services; 1996; Waco, Texas, USA.