Title: Director of Clinical Training, Professor of Psychology
Lab: Contextual Behavioral Science Lab
Wilkes College, B.A., 1974
Bucknell University, M.A., 1976
University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Ph.D., 1984
Current Instructor: Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ethical and Professional Issues
in Clinical Psychology
Research Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Processes that contribute to psychological
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Phone: (316) 978-3081
Office: Jabara Hall Rm 411
My current research investigates basic processes that contribute to psychological
inflexibility and experiential avoidance and related therapeutic approaches and strategies,
such as ACT, that seek to weaken such processes in order to alleviate human suffering.
- Rea, J. A., Dixon, M. R., Zettle, R. D., & Wright, K. L. (in press). The development of in-vivo measures to assess the impact
of sex-drive reducing medications in an offender with an intellectual disability.
Archives of Sexual Behavior. (PDF)
- Zettle. R. D. (in press). Depression. In P. L. dos Santos, S. Carvalho, J. P. Gouveia, M. da Silva
Oliveira, & J. Pistorello (Eds). International ACT handbook. Novo Hamburgo, Brazil: Sinopsys Editoria. (PDF)
- Zettle, R. D., & Gird, S. T. (in press). Acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions. In R. J.
DeRubeis & D. R. Strunk (Eds.), Oxford handbook of mood disorders (pp. 435- 446). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. (PDF)
- Cathey, A. J., & Zettle, R. D. (2016). The development of novel interoceptive exposure methods for inducing derealization
and depersonalization symptoms. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30, 223-234. (PDF)
- Swails, J. A., Zettle, R. D., Burdsal, C. A., & Snyder, J. J. (2016). The Experiential Approach Scale: Development
and preliminary psychometric properties. The Psychological Record, 66, 527-545. (PDF)
- Zettle, R. D. (2016). The self in acceptance and commitment therapy. In M. Kyrios, R. Moulding,
G. Doron, S. S. Bhar, M. Nedeljkovic, & M. Mikulincer, The self in understanding and treating psychological disorders (pp. 50-58). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. (PDF)
- Zettle, R.D., Hayes, S. C., Holmes-Barnes, D., & Biglan, A. (Eds.). (2016). The Wiley handbook of contextual behavioral science. Chichester, United Kingdom: Wiley.
- Zettle, R. D. (2016). Acceptance and commitment theory of depression. In A. Wells & P. L. Fisher
(Eds.), Treating depression: MCT, CBT, and third wave therapies (pp. 169-193). Chichester, United Kingdom: Wiley. (PDF)
- Brockman, C., Snyder, J., Gewirtz, A., Gird, S. R., Quattlebaum, J., Schmidt, N.,
Pauldine, M. R., Elish, K., Schrepferman, L., Hayes, C., Zettle, R, D., & DeGarmo, D. (2016). Relationship to service members’ deployment trauma, PTSD
symptoms and experiential avoidance to postdeployment family reengagement. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 52-62. (PDF)
- Zettle, R. D. (2015). Acceptance and commitment therapy for depression. Current Opinion in Psychology, 2, 65-69. (PDF)
- Carrasquillo, N., & Zettle, R. D. (2014). Comparing a brief self-as-context exercise to control-based and attention-placebo
protocols in coping with induced pain. The Psychological Record, 64, 659-669. (PDF)
- Rea, J. A., Dixon, M. R., & Zettle, R. D. (2014). Assessing the generalization of relapse- prevention behaviors of sexual
offenders with an intellectual disability. Behavior Modification, 38, 25-44. (PDF)
- Zettle, R. D., Webster, B. K., Gird, S. R., Wagener, A. L., & Burdsal, C. A. (2013).
Factor structure of the Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire in a clinical sample. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 6, 279-290. (PDF)