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Department of Psychology

College of Arts & Sciences

Carolyn M. PepperCarolyn Pepper


Course and Treatment of Depression

Clinical Psychology


Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook 1995

Pre-doctoral Internship 1994-1995, Tufts University School of Medicine/Boston Department of Veterans Affairs Psychology Internship Consortium

M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook 1992

B.S., Western Michigan University 1989 • (307) 766-2951 • Bio Sciences Bldg 127


Academic Positions

Professor of Psychology, 2011-present, University of Wyoming

Associate Professor of Psychology, 2005-2011, University of Wyoming

Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2002-2005, University of Wyoming

Assistant Professor of Psychology 1997-2002, Binghamton University, State University of New York

NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow 1995-1997, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical Center


Research Interests

Interpersonal theory of suicide

Suicide in the Mountain West

Non-suicidal self-injury

Psychological processes associated with the duration of moods



PSYC 4400 - Psychological Testing

PSYC 5380 Theories & Techniques of Psychotherapy

PSYC 5470 - Empirically Supported Psychotherapies


Current Graduate Students

Casey Allington, M.S.

Stephanie Bachtelle, M.S.

Tatyana Kholodkov, Ph.D. 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University Medical Center

Mary Lear, M.S.

Brooke Merrow

Pooja Saraff, Ph.D. 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Anxiety Disorders (CARD) University of Boston


Former Graduate Students

Denis Birgenheir, Ph.D. 2012 University of Wyoming: Local Recovery Coordinator/Staff Psychologist, VA Nebraska/Western Iowa Health Care System

Laura Scharf Yamamoto, Ph.D. 2011 University of Wyoming: Staff Psychologist, Oklahoma City VA Medical Center

Danielle Maack, Ph.D. 2010 University of Wyoming: Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

Jason A. Nieuwsma, Ph.D. 2009 University of Wyoming: Associate Director, Veterans Affairs Mental Health and Chaplincy, Durham VA

Margaret S. Andover, Ph.D. 2006 Binghamton University: Associate Professor, Fordham University

Allison B. Miller, Ph.D. 2006 Binghamton University: Clinical Psychologist, Binghamton Veterans Center

Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Ph.D. 2003 Binghamton University: Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

James W. Griffith, Ph.D. 2004 Binghamton University: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University

Karen A. Ryabchenko, Ph.D. 2003 Binghamton University: Assistant Director, PTSD Clinic, Boston VA

Cho Y. Lam, Ph.D. 2002 Binghamton University: Senior Faculty Fellow, Department of Behavioral Science, Rice University


Representative Publications

*Lear, M. K. & Pepper, C. M. (in Press). Self-concept clarity and emotion dysregulation in non-suicidal self-injury. Journal of Personality Disorders.

*Bachtelle, S. E. & Pepper, C. M. (In Press). The Physical results of self-injury: The meaning behind the scars. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.

*Saraff, P. D., **Trujillo, N., & Pepper, C. M. (2015). Functions, consequences, and frequency of non-suicidal self-injury, Psychiatric Quarterly, 219, 298-304.

Anastasia, T. T., Humphries-Wadsworth, T., Pepper, C. M., & Pearson, T. M. (In Press). Family Centered Brief Intensive Treatment: A Pilot Study of an Outpatient Treatment for Acute Suicidal Ideation, Journal of Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior.

*Saraff, P. D. & Pepper, C. M. (2014). Functions, lifetime frequency, and variety of methods of non-suicidal self-injury among college students, Psychiatry Research, 219, 298-304.

*Birgenheir, B. G., Pepper, C. M., & Johns, M. (2010). Excessive reassurance seeking as a mediator of sociotropy and negative life events, Cognitive Therapy and Research, 34, 188-195.

*Andover, M. S., Premack, J. M., Gibb, B. E., Pepper, C. M. (2010). An Examination of non-suicidal self-injury in men: Do men differ from women in basic NSSI characteristics? Archives of Suicide Research, 14, 79-88.

**Harris, P. W., Pepper, C. M., & Maack, D. J. (2008).  The relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and depressive symptoms: The mediating role of rumination, Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 150-160.

Jeglic*, E. L., Pepper, C. M., *Vanderhoff, H. A., & *Ryabchenko, K. A. (2007). An analysis of suicidal behavior in a college sample. Archives of Suicide Research, 11, 41-56.

*Andover, M. A., Pepper, C. M., & Gibb, B. E. (2007).  Self-Mutilation and coping strategies in a college sample. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 37, 238-243.

Andover*, M. A., Pepper, C. M., *Ryabchenko, K. A., *Orrico, E. G. & Gibb, B. E. (2005). Self-mutilation and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 35, 581-591.

Coyne, J. C., Pepper, C. M., & Flynn, H. A. (1999). Significance of prior episodes of depression in two patient populations. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67, 76-81.



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