Office: Skaggs Bldg 241
Phone: (406) 243-4521
Associate Professor of Psychology
My current research interests include mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions in psychotherapy, and the emotional effects of psychological trauma. My clinical orientation and interests include Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Integrative Couple Therapy.
Field Of Study:
Mindfulness-based interventions, psychological trauma, Dialectical Behavior Therapy
NOTE: I will be reviewing applications this year for students applying to the clinical program for the academic year beginning fall 2013.
Graduate Seminars in: 1) Couples Therapy; 2) Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Ethics and Professional Issues
Clinical Practicum supervision
Ph.D., University of Washington (1993)
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison (1985)
Croyle, K.L. & Waltz, J. (2007). Subclinical self-harm: Range of behaviors, extent, and associated characteristics. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77, 332-342.
Millwood, M. & Waltz, J. (2008). Demand-withdraw communication in couples: An attachment perspective. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 27, 297-320.
Thompson, B. L., & Waltz, J. (2007). Everyday mindfulness and mindfulness meditation: Overlapping constructs or not? Personality and Individual Differences, 43(7), 1875-1885
Thompson, B.L. & Waltz, J.A. (in press). Mindfulness and experiential avoidance as predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder avoidance symptom severity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
Thompson, B. L., & Waltz, J. A. (2008). Mindfulness, self-esteem, and unconditional self-acceptance. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, 26(2), 119-126.
Thompson, B.L. & Waltz, J. (2008). Self-compassion and PTSD symptom severity. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(6), 556-558.
Thompson, B. L., Waltz, J., Croyle, K., & Pepper, A. C. (2007). Trait meta-mood and affect as predictors of somatic symptoms and life satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 43(7), 1786-1795.
Tsai, M., Kohlenberg, R.J., Kaner, J.W. & Waltz, J. (2008). Therapeutic technique: The five rules. In M. Tsai, R.J. Kohlenberg, J.W. Kanter, B. Kohlenberg, W.C. Follette & G.M. Callaghan, A guide to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Awareness, courage, love and behaviorism.
Waltz, J., Dimeff, L.A., Koerner, K., Linehan, M.M., Taylor, L. & Miller, C. (2009). Feasibility of using video to teach a dialectical behavior therapy skill to clients with borderline personality disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 214-222.
Waltz, J., Landes, S. & Holman, G. (in press). FAP and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In Kanter, J., Tsai, M. & Kohlenberg, R.J. (Eds). The practice of FAP.
Gilbert, D. & Waltz, J. (2010). Mindfulness and health behaviors [Abstract]. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 39(S1), s18.
Miller, C.S., Waltz, J. & Dimeff, L. (2004, November). Outcome study of a self-efficacy scale for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training modules. Poster presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy,
Thompson, B. L., & Waltz, J. (2007, November). The Relationship between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Self-Compassion and Affect. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
Thompson, B. L., & Waltz, J. (2007, November). Mindfulness During Meditation, Everyday Mindfulness, and Mood Among Meditators. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
Thompson, B. L., Waltz, J., & Croyle, K. (2007, November). Trait Meta-Mood and Affect as Predictors of Somatic Symptoms and Life Satisfaction. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
Thompson, B., & Waltz, J. (2006). Everyday Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation: Overlapping Constructs or Not? Oral presentation as part of the symposium “Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Recent Developments in Understanding Mechanisms of Change” at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies,
Waltz, J. & Bratton, K. (2007, November). Child sexual abuse history and couple relationship functioning in adulthood in single and dual trauma couples. Paper presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Convention,
Waltz, J., Miller, C.S., Rothman, W., Dimeff, L., & Cuper, P. (2005, November). DBT skills acquisition: Predictors of skills knowledge following skills training via videotape. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Association for Behavior-Cognitive Therapy. Washington, D.C.