Terri Messman-Moore

Terri Messmanm-Moore 2016


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

  • Weiss, N.H., Walsh, K., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T.L. & Gratz, K.L. (2019) A longitudinal examination of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and risky sexual behavior: Evaluating emotion dysregulation dimensions as mediators. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48,  975-986.
  • Christ, C., de Waal, M.M., Dekker, J.J.M., van Kuijk, I., van Schaik, D.J.F., Kikkert, M.J., Messman-Moore, T.L., (2019). Linking childhood emotional abuse and depressive symptoms in female college students: The role of emotional dysregulation and interpersonal problems. PloS One, 14(2),  e0211882.
  • Bhuptani, P.H., Kaufman, J.S., Messman-Moore, T.L., Gratz, K.L., & DiLillo, D. (2019). Rape disclosure and depression among community women: The mediating roles of shame and experiential avoidance. Violence Against Women, 25, 1226, 1242. doi: 10.1177/1077801218811683.
  • Straub, K.T., McConnell, A.A., & Messman-Moore, T.L. (2018). Internalized heterosexism and PTSD symptoms: The mediating role of shame proneness among trauma-exposed sexual minority women. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 5, 99-108.
  • Cook, N.K., & Messman-Moore, T.L. (2018). I said No: The impact of voicing non-consent on women's perceptions of and response to rape. Violence Against Women, 24, 504-527. 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.


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

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