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Department of Psychology

College of Arts & Sciences

Joshua Clapp

Associate 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:

  1. Trajectories of response to psychosocial intervention
  2. Trauma-related affective processes, particularly the effects of expressive inhibition
  3. The impact of emotional dysregulation on psychopathology and interpersonal functioning
  4. Conceptualization and measurement of trauma-related psychopathology


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

Graduate Students:

  • Shira Kern
  • Ryan Kozina
  • Adam Ripley

Representative Publications:

Clapp, J. D., Kemp, J. J., Cox, K. S., & Tuerk, P. (in press). Patterns of change in response to Prolonged Exposure: Implications for treatment outcome. Depression and Anxiety.

Fowler, J. C., Clapp, J. D., Madan, A., Allen, J. G., Frueh, B. C. & Oldham, J. M. (in press). Emotion dysregulation as a cross-cutting target for inpatient psychiatric intervention. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Madan, A., Clapp, J. D., Osborne, P. J., Walker, C., Frueh, B. C., Allen, J. G., Oldham, J. M., Fowler, J. C. (2016). Improvements in somatic complaints among individuals with serious mental illness receiving treatment in a psychiatric hospital. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78, 271-280.

Clapp, J. D., Patton, S. C., Beck, J. G. (2015). Expressive inhibition in response to stress: Implications for emotional processing in posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 29, 109-118.

Beck, J. G., Clapp, J. D., Jacobs-Lentz, J., McNiff, J., Avery, M. L., & Olsen, S. A. (2014). The association of mental health conditions with employment, interpersonal, and subjective functioning after intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women, 20, 1321-1337.

Clapp, J. D., Grubaugh, A. L., Allen, J. G., Oldham, J. M., Fowler, J. C., Hardesty, S., & Frueh, B. C. (2014). Interpersonal change following intensive inpatient treatment. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 77, 246-261.

Clapp, J. D., Baker, A. S., Litwack, S. D., Sloan, D. & Beck, J. G. (2014). Properties of the Driving Behavior Survey among individuals with motor vehicle accident-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 1-7.

Baker, A. S., Litwack, S. D., Clapp, J. D., Sloan, D. & Beck, J. G. (2014). The Driving Behavior Survey as a measure of behavioral stress responses to MVA-related PTSD. Behavior Therapy, 45, 444-453.

Clapp, J. D., McNiff, J., Jaconis, M., Olsen, S. A., Woodward, M., & Beck, J. G. (2014).  Expressive inhibition following interpersonal trauma: An analysis of reported function. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 230-236.

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.

Paul, L. A., Hassija, C. M., & Clapp, J. D. (2012). Technological advances in the treatment of trauma: A review of promising practices. Behavior Modification, 36, 895-921.

Clapp, J. D., Olsen, S. A., Danoff-Burg, S., Hagewood, J. H., Hickling, E. J., Hwang, V. S., & Beck, J. G. (2011). 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.

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.

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