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Department of Psychology|College of Arts & Sciences

Joshua Clapp
Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology
Trauma and Anxiety-Related Pathology

Ph.D.    University at Buffalo, State University of New York 2012
M.A.      University at Buffalo, State University of New York 2008
B.A.      University of Wyoming 2003
A.S.      Casper College 2001 - (307) 766-6304 - Biological Sciences Building 114

Academic Positions:
2012-           Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming
2011-2012    NIMH-Sponsored Psychology Intern: Traumatic Stress Emphasis
                      National Crime Victims Center, Medical University of
                      South Carolina

Research Interests:
i.     Trauma-related effective processes, particularly the effects of expressive
ii.    The impact of emotional dysregulation on psychopathology and
       interpersonal functioning
iii.   Conceptualization and measurement of trauma-related symptomatology
iv.    Patterns of change in the treatment of psychopathology

PSYC 1000  General Psychology
PSYC 5060 Statistical Methods in Psychology
PSYC 5300  Applied Multivariate Analysis
PSYC 5450/5460 Clinical Practicum

Representative Publications:
Clapp, J. D., McNiff, J., Jaconis, M., Olsen, S. A., Woodward, M., & Beck, J. G. (under review).  Expressive inhibition following interpersonal trauma: An analysis of reported function.

Olsen, S. A., Clapp, J. D., Parra, G. R., & Beck, J. G. (2013). Factor structure of the Dissociative Experiences Scale: An examination across sexual assault status. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 35, 394-403.

Clapp, J. D., Grubaugh, A. L., Allen, J. G., Mahoney, J., Oldham, J. M., Fowler, J. C., Ellis, T., Elhai, J. D., & Frueh, B. C. (2013). Modeling trajectory of depressive symptoms among psychiatric inpatients: A latent growth curve approach. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74, 492-499.

Clapp, J. D. & Beck, J. G. (2012). Treatment of PTSD in older adults: Do cognitive-behavioral interventions remain viable? Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 126-135.

Clapp, J. D., Olsen, S. A., Danoff-Burg, S., Hagewood, J. H., Hickling, E. J., Hwang, V. S., & Beck, J. G. (2001). Factors contributing to anxious driving behavior: The role of stress history and accident severity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 592-598.

Clapp, J. D., Olsen, S. A., Beck, J. G., Palyo, S. A., Grant, D. M., Gudmundsdottir, B., & Marques, L. (2011). The Driving Behavior Survey: Scale development and validation. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 96-105.

Beck, J. G. & Clapp, J. D. (2011). A different kind of co-morbidity: Understanding posttraumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3, 101-108.

Clapp, J. D., Masci, J., Bennett, S. A., & Beck, J. G. (2010). Physical and psychosocial functioning following motor vehicle trauma: Relationships with chronic pain, posttraumatic stress, and medication use. European Journal of Pain, 14, 418-425.

Clapp, J. D. & Beck, J. G. (2009). An examination of the Glover Numbing Scale: Expanding the content validity of posttraumatic numbing. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 31, 256-263.

Beck, J. G., Grant, D. M., Clapp, J. D., & Palyo, S. A. (2009). Understanding the interpersonal impact of trauma: Contributions of PTSD and depression. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 443-450.

Clapp, J. D. & Beck, J. G. (2009). Understanding the relationship between PTSD and social support: The role of negative network orientation. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 237-244.

Clapp, J. D., Beck, J. G., Palyo, S. A., & Grant, D. M. (2008). An examination of the synergy of pain and PTSD on quality of life: Additive or multiplicative effects? Pain, 138, 301-309.



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