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Department of Psychology|College of Arts & Sciences

Carolyn M. PepperCarolyn Pepper

Professor

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

 

cpepper@uwyo.edu • (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

Non-suicidal self-injury

Psychological processes associated with the duration of moods

Rumination and distraction

Excessive reassurance seeking

Course of depression

 

Teaching:

PSYC 4400 - Psychological Testing

PSYC 5510 - Psychopathology

PSYC 5425 - Diagnostic Interviewing

PSYC 5470 - Empirically Supported Psychotherapies

PSYC 5550 - Diversity Issues in Psychology

 

Current Graduate Students

Casey Allington, M.S.

Stephanie Bachtelle, M.S.

Tatyana Kholodkov, M.S.

Mary Lear

Brooke Merrow

Pooja Saraff, M.S.

 

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: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Mississippi Medical Center

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: Assistant Professor, Fordham University

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

Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Ph.D. 2003 Binghamton University: Associate 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: Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, M.D. Anderson Center

 

Representative Publications:

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, D. G. & Pepper, C. M. (2013). Social functioning across the course of schizophrenia, Current Psychiatry Reviews, 9, 284-292.

*Birgenheir, D. G. & Pepper, C. M. (2011). Negative life experiences and the development of Cluster C personality disorders: A cognitive perspective, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 40, 190-205.

Pepper, C. M., Sandefer, R. H, & Gray, M. (2010). Recruiting and Retaining Physicians in Very Rural Areas. Journal of Rural Health, 26, 196-200.

*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.

*Hamill, S., Scott, W. D., Dearing, E. & Pepper, C. M. (2009). Affective style and depressive symptoms in youth of a North American Plains tribe: The moderating roles of cultural identity and grade level, Personality and Individual Differences, 4, 115.

Pepper, C. M., *Thompson, V. M., & *Nieuwsma, J. A. (2008). Barriers to the treatment of depression in rural primary care clinics, Primary Care & Community Psychiatry, 13, 59-65.

**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.

Pepper, C. M. & *Nieuwsma, J. A. (2006). Issues in the measurement of depression: Purpose, population, and interpretation. Measurement, 4, 165-169.

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.

Ryabchenko*, K. A., Pepper, C. M., *Jeglic, E. L., *Griffith, J. W., & *Miller, A. B. (2004). Course of recurrent depression in psychiatric and primary care patients. Depression & Anxiety. 20,153-154.

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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