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Faculty Image Jennifer Waltz
Office: Skaggs Bldg 241
Phone: (406) 243-5750


Current Position:

Professor of Psychology

Office Hours:

By appointment.

Field Of Study:

Mindfulness-based interventions, psychological trauma, Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Research Interests:

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


NOTE:  At this point (May, 2015) I am planning on accepting applications for the 2015 graduate admissions cycle (for matriculation in fall, 2016).  Please check here again in October, 2015 for any updates.

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)

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.