Terri Messman-Moore

Terri Messmanm-Moore 2016

O'Toole Family Professor

311 Psychology Building
Oxford, OH 45056

Curriculum Vitae

Research Lab

Trauma and Emotion Regulation Laboratory
Room 347 Psychology Building
Contact Dr. Messman-Moore for information on research assistant positions.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University (APA Accredited), 1999 
  • Internship, Boston Psychology Consortium, Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare System—National Center for PTSD—Boston University School of Medicine & Tufts University School of Medicine (APA Accredited), 1998-1999
  • M.S., Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 1994
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Summa Cum Laude, 1992

Teaching Interests


  • Abnormal Psychology (PSY242)
  • Mindfulness in Clinical Psychology Capstone (PSY410C)
  • Gender and Trauma Capstone (PSY410)


  • Ethics in Clinical Psychology (PSY649)
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum (PSY750)
  • Advanced Clinical Seminar: Trauma-Focused Intervention (PSY740)

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal Trauma
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Mindfulness & Self-Compassion
  • Meditation & Yoga

My research program reflects three intersecting areas: interpersonal violence (child/adolescent sexual victimization, child maltreatment, adult revictimization), trauma, and emotion regulation. I am interested in how interpersonal violence affects the capacity for self-regulation, and how maladaptive coping strategies (PTSD, substance misuse, risky sexual behavior, and complex clinical presentations) increase vulnerability among survivors. Additional interests involve examining facets of mindfulness, as well as meditation and yoga. Recent projects focus on emotion regulation, mindfulness, self-compassion, and executive functioning among trauma survivors in relation to compulsive shopping and hoarding behavior

Representative Publications

  • PTSD symptoms: The mediating role of shame proneness among trauma-exposed sexual minority women. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
  • Charak, R., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T., & Gratz, K. L. (online first). Latent classes of lifetime sexual victimization characteristics in women in emerging adulthood: Differential relations with emotion dysregulation. Psychology of Violence.
  • McConnell, A. A., Messman-Moore, T.L., Gratz, K.L., & DiLillo, D. (online first). A double-edged sword: The impact of combined type rape on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/088626051772452
  • Cook, N. K. & Messman-Moore, T. L. (online first). “I said No”: The impact of voicing non-consent on women’s perceptions of and responses to rape. Violence Against Women. doi: 10.1177/1077801217708059
  • Zerubavel, N., Messman-Moore, T. L., DiLillo, D., & Gratz, K. L. (2018). Childhood sexual abuse and fear of abandonment moderate the severity of dissociation in intimate partner violence. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 19, 9-24.doi: 10.1080/15299732.2017.1289491
  • Jaffe, A. E., Steel, A. L., DiLillo, D., Hoffman, L., Gratz, K. L., & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2017).Victim alcohol intoxication during a sexual assault: Relations with subsequent PTSD symptoms. Violence & Victims, 32, 642-657. doi: 10/1891/0886-6708.VV-D-16-00045
  • Messman-Moore, T. L. & Bhuptani, P.(2017).A review of the long-term impact of child maltreatment in adulthood: A focus on posttraumatic stress disorder and emotion dysregulation. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 24(2), 154-169. doi:10.1111/cpsp.12193
  • Espeleta, H. C., Palasciano-Barton, S. N., & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2017).The impact of child abuse severity on adult attachment anxiety and avoidance in college women: The role of emotion dysregulation. Journal of Family Violence, 32(4), 399-407.doi: 10.1007/s10896-016-9816-0


2016 Sexual Trauma & PTSD in Bisexual Women: A Test of Minority Stress Theory, Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, $1,000 

2015-2016 Yoga and Meditation for Self Realization, Emotional and Mental Strength, Interact for Health Foundation, Co-PI: Anne Minter, M.S., Miami University-Hamilton, $13,282

2010-2016 Sexual Revictimization: Emotion and Psychosocial Mechanisms, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development 1R01HD062226-01A2, Co-Investigator, Site PI; PI: David DiLillo, University of Nebraska, $3,135,821 

2008-2010, The Impact of Emotion Dysregulation and Negative Mood on College Women’s Alcohol Use and Drinking Motives 
Agency: Alcohol Beverage Medical Research Foundation/The Alcohol Foundation, Principal Investigator, $96,000