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Joshua Clapp, Ph.D.

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. The impact of emotional dysregulation on psychopathology and interpersonal functioning
  3. Conceptualization and measurement of trauma-related psychopathology
  4. Stigma related to the causes and consequences of trauma exposure


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

Graduate Students:

  • Adam Ripley, M.S.
  • Shira Kern, M.S.
  • Ryan Kozina, M.S.
  • Layla Elmi, B.S.
  • Alicia Bachtel, M.A.

Representative Publications: 

Lear, M. K., Kozina, R. M.*, Stacy, S. E., Clapp, J. D., & Pepper, C. M. (in press). Interpersonal needs and suicide risk: The moderating roles of sex and brooding. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Brown, L. A., Clapp, J. D., Kemp, J. J., Yarvis, J. S., Dondanville, K. A., Litz, B. T., Mintz, J., Roache, J. D., Young-McCaughan, S., Peterson, A. L., & Foa, E. B. (in press). The pattern of symptom change during Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Present-Centered Therapy for PTSD in active duty military personnel. Psychological Medicine.

Ripley, A. J.*, Clapp, J. D., & Wilkowski, B. M. (2019). PTSD and anger: Evaluation of an indirect effect model in a civilian trauma sample. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 64, 149-157.

Steinmetz, S. E., Gray, M. J., Clapp, J. D. (2019). Development and evaluation of the Perpetration-Induced Distress Scale for measuring shame and guilt in civilian populations. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 32, 437-447.

McLure, K. E.*, Blakey, S. M., Kozina, R. M.*, Ripley, A. J.*, Kern, S. M.*, & Clapp, J. D. (2019). Behavioral inhibition and posttrauma symptomatology: The moderating effect of safety behaviors. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 1350-1363.

Clapp, J. D., Kern, S. M.*, Kozina, R. M.*, Ripley, A. J.*, & Lear, M. K. (2019). Stability of reported trauma over extended intervals: Evaluation of the Exposure Screen Checklist. Psychological Assessment, 31, 805-816.

Kern, S. M.*, Stacy, S. E.*, Ripley, A. J.*, Kozina, R. M.*, & Clapp, J. D. (2019). Exploring the relation between PTSD and interpersonal outcomes: The role of social acknowledgment and trauma type. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 132-145.

Meyer, J. M.*, Clapp, J. D., Whiteside, S. P., Dammann, J., Kriegshauser, K. D., Hale, L. R., Jacobi, D. M., Riemann, B. C., & Deacon, B. J. (2018). Predictive relationship between parental beliefs and accommodation of pediatric anxiety. Behavior Therapy, 49, 580-593.

Fowler, J. C., Clapp, J. D., Madan, A., Allen, J. G., Frueh, B. C., Fonagy, P., & Oldham, J. M. (2018). A naturalistic longitudinal study of extended inpatient treatment for adults with borderline personality disorder: An examination of treatment response, remission, and deterioration. Journal of Affective Disorders, 235, 323-331.

Ripley, A. J.*, Clapp, J. D., & Beck, J. G. (2017). Risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder: A prospective analogue study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 94, 71-80.

Clapp, J. D., Kemp, J. J.*, Cox, K. S., & Tuerk, P. (2016). Patterns of change in response to Prolonged Exposure: Implications for treatment outcome. Depression and Anxiety, 33, 807-815.

Fowler, J. C., Clapp, J. D., Madan, A., Allen, J. G., Frueh, B. C. & Oldham, J. M. (2016). Emotion dysregulation as a cross-cutting target for inpatient psychiatric intervention. Journal of Affective Disorders, 206, 224-231.

Scott, W. D., Clapp, J. D., Mileviciute, I., & Mousseau, A. (2016). Children's Depression Inventory: A unidimensional factor structure for American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth. Psychological Assessment, 28, 81-91.

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.

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 Psychopationogy and 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.

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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