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Department of Psychology|College of Arts & Sciences

Brett DeaconBrett Deacon

Associate Professor

Nature and treatment of anxiety disorders

Clinical Psychology


Ph.D., Northern Illinois University 2002

Predoctoral Intern, Minneapolis VA Medical Center 2001-2002

M.A., Northern Illinois University 1999

B.A., Truman State University 1996 • (307) 766-3317 • Bio Sciences Bldg 128


 Academic Positions

2010 - present Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming

2004 - 2010, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming

2002 - 2004, Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Psychology, Mayo Clinic


Click here for vitae (Complete listing of Publications, Grants, Teaching, Etc.)


 Research Interests:

-Development, evaluation, and dissemination of cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders

-Development and maintenance of anxiety disorders

-Measurement of anxiety

-Brain disease/chemical imbalance explanations of mental health problems

-Science and pseudoscience in mental health research and practice



PSYC 2340 - Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 4500 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology

PSYC 5380 - Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy

PSYC 5450 - Clinical Practicum


Graduate Students

Shannon Blakey - Nature and treatment of Anxiety

Laura Dixon - Anxiety sensitivity and panic disorder

Josh Kemp - Disgust, nature and treatment of anxiety

Nicholas Farrell - Nature and treatment of anxiety

Johanna Meyer -



PSYC 2340 - Abnormal Psychology Course Material

PSYC 4500 - Intro. to Clinical Psychology course material

PSYC 4860 - Seminar: Nature and Treatment of Anxiety

Personal Website

The Anxiety Disorders Research Laboratory

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