Dr. Wendy Wolfe

Assistant Professor
SC 225

Academic Vita

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington


Research Areas

  • Eating disorders
  • Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Processes of Affect Regulation/Dysregulation
  • Impulsive Behaviors
  • Cognitive-Behavioral and Integrative Therapies
  • Empirically Validated Treatments

My current research projects involve emotion regulation, including the role of thought processes in emotion regulation, physiological correlates of emotional states, and maladaptive behaviors for emotion regulation (e.g., alcohol use). Related interests include the interpersonal and intrapersonal effects of technology and socio-cognitive influence on body image.

Zink, D., Wolfe, W., Scott, V., & Stevens, A. (2009). To Reflect or Distract?: A Comparison of Self-Distanced, Self-Immersed, and Distraction Strategies for Processing Anger-Eliciting Memories. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Hastings, T. & Wolfe, W. (2008). The Effect of Reflective Processing versus Rumination on Emotional Responses to Sad Memories: Influence of Pre-existing Depressive Symptoms and Ruminative Tendencies. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

Hastings, T. & Wolfe, W. (2008). The effects of reflective processing versus rumination on emotional responses to sad memories: Influence of pre-existing depressive symptoms and ruminative tendencies. Armstrong Atlantic State University Student Research Symposium.

Wolfe, W.L., Files, F., & Subramaniam, S. (2008). Drinking and "surfing": An examination of alcohol use during on-line activities. Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC.

Wolfe, W. (2006). Dialectical behavior therapy: In a nutshell. Continuing education program provided for psychologists, social workers, licensed marriage and family counselors, and psychiatrists in Athens, GA. Sponsored by the Georgia Psychological Association for continuing education credits towards professional state licensure.

Wolfe, W. & Caldwell, J. (2006). DBT skills training for female college students with and without eating disorders. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Wolfe, W. (2006). Innovations in college counseling: Bringing psychiatric services to students at a rural university. American College Personnel Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Wolfe, W. & Price, P. (2006). Using web-based interventions to supplement counseling center services. American College Personnel Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Emerson, E., Wolfe, W., Khasanshina, E., Shevitz, S., Matthews, D., Buckley, P., & Stachura, M. (2006). Counseling center based student tele-mental health at a rural university. American Telemedicine Association, San Diego, CA.

Khasanshina, E., Wolfe, W., Emerson, E., & Stachura, M. (2008). Student client satisfaction with tele-psychiatry support at a rural university counseling center. Telemedicine and E-Health, 14, 35-41.

Wolfe, W.L. & Maisto, S.A. (2007). The effect of alcohol on body size discrepancy and self-awareness in young women. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 2340-2344.

Tomcho, T.J., Wolfe, W.L., & Foels, R. (2006). Teaching about psychological disorders: Using a group interviewing and diagnostic approach. Teaching of Psychology, 33, 184-188.

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