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Farrah Hughes, PhD, ABPP

Farrah Hughes, PhD, ABPP

Specialties
Clinical Psychology
Degrees and Certifications
American Board of Professional Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Master of Arts in Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Internship: Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, Providence, RI

Primary Location

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360 North Irby St., Florence, SC 29501
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Phone: (843) 413-3245

Fax: (843) 407-9727

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About Dr. Hughes

Dr. Farrah Hughes joined HopeHealth in August 2017 as Director of Behavioral Health Services and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Originally from Waynesville, NC, Dr. Hughes attended Wake Forest University and earned her Masters in Psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She has a certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, and the Society for Couple and Family Psychology. She was formerly department chair of Psychology at Francis Marion University and volunteers as chair of psychology staff at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Hughes and her husband are avid RV travelers and enjoy taking their two children to new destinations.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Internship: Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, Providence, RI

Certifications

  • American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Licensed Psychologist in South Carolina
  • Certified Child Care Trainer, SC Center for Child Care Career Development
  • Certified Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) as a group level and primary care provider

Publications and Presentations

  • Hughes, F. M. (June 2017). Working with grieving families (1 hour). Presented to McLeod Health Patient Representative Departments, McLeod Medical Center in Dillon, SC.
  • Hughes, F. M. (February 2016). Treating patients with autism spectrum disorder (3 hours). Presented to the staff at McLeod Health, Cheraw, SC.
  • Hughes, F. M. (July 2016). Behavioral health in children and adolescents (1 hour). Sponsored by McLeod Children’s Hospital and Pee Dee AHEC, Florence, SC.
  • Shelton, H.R., & Hughes, F. M. (April 2015). Implementing a behavioral health toolkit in family medicine residency. Poster to be presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for the Teaching of Family Medicine in Orlando, FL.
  • McRae, E. M., Hill-Chapman, C. R., & Hughes, F. M. (August 2015). The role of self-compassion in the parenting of children with an NDD. Poster presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Canada.
  • Hughes, F. M., McRae, E. M., & Hill-Chapman, C. R. (November 2014). Predicting depressive symptoms in parents of children with an NDD. Poster presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, PA.
  • *Herzog, T. K., Hughes, F. M., & Jordan, M. (2010). What is conscious in perceived attachment?: Evidence from global and specific representations of relationships with parents and romantic partners. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 283-303.
  • *Duncan, K., & Hughes, F. M. (2011). Parental support mediates the link between marital conflict and child internalizing symptoms. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 16, 80-89. (Student co-author)
  • Gordon, K. C., Dixon, L. J., Willett, J. M., & Hughes, F. M. (2009). Behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapies. In J. H. Bray & M. Stanton (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology (pp. 226-239). Oxford, England: Wiley Blackwell Publishing. (Student co-author)

Awards, Honors and Recognitions

  • FMU Outstanding Teaching Award (2011-2012)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher award by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville of Psychology
  • Mark of Distinction for clinical practice from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Clinical Psychology faculty
  • Yates Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Clinical Psychology Alumni Award, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Psychology Dept.
  • Letter of Commendation from University of Tennessee-Knoxville Clinical Psychology faculty for excellence in clinical work
  • University of Tennessee Scholarly and Research Incentive Funds Summer Graduate Research Assistantship

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Professional Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association Society for Couple and Family Psychology
  • American Psychological Association Society for Health Psychology
  • Florence Area Mental Health Practitioners Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Couples Research and Therapy Special Interest Group
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Behavioral Medicine and Integrated Primary Care

Volunteerism and Community Involvement

  • Volunteer chair of psychology staff at McLeod Regional Medical Center
  • Consultant for Autism Resource Center of the Pee Dee

Hobbies & Interests

Traveling and camping with family, gardening, and being outdoors

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