Holly Tabernik

Associate Professor

Holly Tabernik

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior


Dr. Tabernik is also a Licensed Psychologist on one of the inpatient forensic wards at East Central Regional Hospital (ECRH). She received her B.A. in Psychology from the Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH, and her PhD. in Clinical Psychology (with a concentration in Forensic Psychology) from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Dr. Tabernik completed a predoctoral internship at Fulton State Hospital in Fulton, MO, during which she completed major rotations in Forensic Evaluations/Competency Restoration and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology through the partnership between Augusta University and East Central State Hospital.

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  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Sam Houston State University, 2012

  • MA, Psychology, General Cleveland State University, 2007

  • BA, Psychology, General Westminister College, 2004


  • PSYC GA Professional Licensing, 2013

Teaching Interests

Dr. Tabernik is interested in teaching courses in Abnormal Psychology, Personality Assessment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychology and the Law, and Psychopathology.

Research Interests

Dr. Tabernik has published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented at a number of professional conferences. Dr. Tabernik’s research interests include: Malingering; Borderline Personality Disorder; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; and The Assessment of Competency to Stand Trial.