Psychology Faculty

Jennifer Waltz, Ph.D.

Jennifer Waltz, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Office: Skaggs Bldg 241

Current Position

Professor of Psychology


NOTE:  I will not be accepting a graduate student for mentorship for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Graduate Seminar in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Ethics and Professional Issues

Clinical Practicum supervision


Ph.D., University of Washington (1993)
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison (1985)

Research Interests

My current research interests include the mechanisms of change in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions.

Field of Study

Mindfulness-based interventions, psychological trauma, Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Selected Publications

Recent Publications:

            Croyle, K.L. & Waltz, J.  (2007).  Subclinical self-harm: Range of behaviors, extent, and associated characteristics. 

                         American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77, 332-342.

Gilbert, D. & Waltz, J.  (2010).  Mindfulness and health behaviors.  Mindfulness, 1, 227-234.

Gill, M., Waltz, J., Suhrbier, P. & Robert, L. (2014).  Non-duality and the integration of mindfulness into psychotherapy: Qualitative research with meditating therapists.  Mindfulness.

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. (2008). Self-compassion and PTSD symptom severity. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(6), 556-558.

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., 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.

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. (2010). Mindfulness and experiential avoidance as predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder avoidance symptom severity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 409-415.

Tsai, M., Kohlenberg, R.J., Kanter, 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.  New York: Springer.

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.  (2010).  FAP and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  In Kanter, J., Tsai, M. & Kohlenberg, R.J. (Eds). The practice of FAP.  New York: Springer.