Research Group Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

In Press

Jahn, D. R., Poindexter, E. & Cukrowicz, K. C. (in press). Personality disorder traits, risk factors, and suicide ideation among older adults. International Psychogeriatrics.

Poindexter, E. K., Mitchell, S. M., Jahn, D. R., Smith, P. N., Hirsch, J. K., & Cukrowicz, K. C. (in press). PTSD symptoms and suicide ideation: Testing the conditional indirect effects of thwarted interpersonal needs and using substances to cope. Personality and Individual Differences.

Smth, P. N., Wolford-Clevenger, C., Selwyn, C., Poindexter, E., Lechner, W. V., Grant, M., & Cukrowicz, K. C. (in press). Rate of physiological habituation and suicide risk factors. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research.


Cukrowicz, K. C., Duberstein, P. R., Vannoy, S. D., Lin, E. H., Unutzer, J. (2014). What factors determine disclosure of suicide ideation in adults 60 and older to treatment providers? Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 44, 331-337.

Hirsch, J. K. & Cukrowicz, K. C. (2014). Suicide in rural areas: An updated review of the literature. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 38, 65-78. http://dx/

Mitchell, S. M., Jahn, D. R., & Cukrowicz, K. C. (2014, September 19). The Relation Between Illegal Risk Behaviors and the Acquired Capability for Suicide. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Advance online publication.


Cukrowicz, K. C., Jahn, D. R., Graham, R. D., Poindexter, E. K., & Williams, R. B. (2013). Suicide risk in older adults: Evaluating models of risk and predicting excess zeros in a primary care sample. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 1021-1030.

Jahn, D., Van Orden, K. A., Cukrowicz, K. C. (2013). Perceived burdensomeness in older adults and perceptions of burden on spouses and children. Clinical Gerontologist, 36, 451-459.

Nsamenang, S. A., Webb, J. R., Cukrowicz, K., Hirsch, J. K. (2013). Depressive symptoms and interpersonal needs as mediators of forgiveness and suicidal behavior among rural primary care patients. Journal of Affective Disorders, 149, 282-290.


Cukrowicz, K. C., Jahn, D. R., Hall, J., O’Bryant, S. (2012). Psychological symptoms and blood pressure among rural-dwellers. Journal of Health Psychology, 17, 1203-1211.

Jahn, D. R., & Cukrowicz, K. C. (2012). Self-rated health as a moderator of the relation between functional impairment and depressive symptoms in older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 16, 281-287. doi:10.1080/13607863.2011.598847

Jahn, D. R., Poindexter, E. K., Graham, R. D., & Cukrowicz, K. C. (2012). The moderating impact of recent negative life events on the relation between intrinsic religiosity and death ideation in older adults. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 42, 589-601.

Van Orden, K. A., Cukrowicz, K. C., Witte, T. K., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2012). Thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness: Construct validity of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire. Psychological AssessmentPsychological Assessment24, 197-215.


Bryan, C. J., & Cukrowicz, K. C. (2011). Associations between types of combat violence and the capability for suicide. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior41, 126-129.

Cukrowicz, K. C., Cheavens, J. S., Van Orden, K. A., Ragain, R. M., Cook, R. L. (2011). Perceived burdensomeness and suicide ideation in older adults. Psychology and Aging26, 331-338.

Cukrowicz, K. C., Schlegel, E. F., Jacobs, M. P., Smith, P. N., Van Orden, K. A., Pettit, J. A., Paukert, A. L.,& Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2011). Suicide ideation among college students evidencing subclinical depression. Journal of American College Health59, 575-581.

Cukrowicz, K. C., Timmons, K. A., Sawyer, K., Caron, K. M., Gummelt, H. D., & Joiner, T. E. (2011). Improved treatment outcome associated with the shift to empirically supported treatments in an outpatient clinic is maintained over a ten-year period. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice42, 145-152.

Jahn, D. R., & Cukrowicz, K. C. (2011). The impact of the nature of relationships on perceived burdensomeness and suicide ideation in a community sample of older adults. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 41, 635-649. doi:10.1111/j.1943-278X.2011.00060.x

Jahn, D. R., Cukrowicz, K. C., Linton, K., & Prabhu, F. (2011). The mediating effect of perceived burdensomeness on the relation between depressive symptoms and suicide ideation in older adults. Aging and Mental Health15, 214-220.

O’Bryant, S. E., Hall, J. R., Cukrowicz, K. C., Edwards, M.*, Johnson, L. A., Lefforge, D., Jenkins, M., & Dentino, A. (2011). The differential impact of depressive symptom clusters on cognition in a rural multi-ethnic cohort: A Project FRONTIER study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry26, 199-205.


Bryan, C. J., Cukrowicz, K. C., West, C. L., & Morrow, C. E. (2010). Combat exposure and the acquired capability for suicide. Journal of Clinical Psychology66, 1044-1056.

Edwards, M. C., Cheavens, J. S., Heiy, J. E., & Cukrowicz, K. C. (2010). A re-examination of the factor structure of the CES-D: Is a 1-factor model plausible? Psychological Assessment22, 711-715.

Smith, P. N., Cukrowicz, K. C., Poindexter, E. K., Hobson, V., & Cohen, L. M. (2010). The acquired capability for suicide: A comparison of suicide attempters, suicide ideators, and non-suicidal controls. Depression and Anxiety27, 871-877.

Smith, P. N., Poindexter, E., & Cukrowicz, K. C. (2010). The effect of participating in suicide research: Does participating in a research protocol on suicide and psychiatric symptoms increase suicide ideation and attempts? Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior40, 535-543.

Smith, P. N. & Cukrowicz, K. C. (2010). Capable of suicide: A functional model of the acquired capability component of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior40, 266-275.

Van Orden, K. A., Witte, T. K., Cukrowicz, K. C., Braithwaite, S., Selby, E. A., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2010). The interpersonal theory of suicide. Psychological Review117, 575-600.


Rudd, M. D., Joiner, T. E., Jr., Brown, G., Cukrowicz, K. C., Jobes, D. A., Silverman, M. (2009). The realities of risk, the nature of hope and the role of science: A response to Cook and VandeCreek. Psychotherapy46, 474-475.

Rudd, M. D., Joiner, T. E., Jr., Brown, G., Cukrowicz, K. C., Cordero, L., & Jobes, D. (2009). Informed consent with suicidal patients: Rethinking risks in (and out of) treatment. Psychotherapy46, 459-468.

Cukrowicz, K. C., Duberstein, P. R., Vannoy, S. D., Lynch, T. R., McQuoid, D. R., & Steffens, D. C. (2009). Course of suicide ideation and predictors of change in depressed older adults. Journal of Affective Disorders113, 30-36.

Cukrowicz, K. C., Smith, P. N., Hohmeister, H. C., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2009). The moderation of an early intervention program for anxiety and depression by specific psychological symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychology65, 337-351.


Cukrowicz, K. C., Ekblad, A. G., Cheavens, J. S., Rosenthal, M. Z., & Lynch, T. R. (2008). Coping and thought suppression as predictors of suicidal ideation in depressed older adults with personality disorders. Aging & Mental Health12, 149-157.

Cukrowicz, K. C., Franzese, A. T., Thorpe, S. R., Cheavens, J. S., & Lynch, T. R. (2008). Personality traits and perceived social support among depressed older adults. Aging & Mental Health12, 665-672.

Rudd, M. D., Cukrowicz, K. C., & Bryan, C. J. (2008). Core competencies in suicide risk assessment and management: Implications for supervision. Training and Education in Professional Psychology2, 219-228.

VanderVeen, J. W., Cohen, L. M., Cukrowicz, K. C., & Trotter, D. R. M. (2008). The role of impulsivity on smoking maintenance. Nicotine and Tobacco Research10, 1397-1404.


Cukrowicz, K. C. Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2007). Computer-based intervention for anxious and depressive symptoms in a non-clinical population. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31, 677-693.

Lynch, T. R., Cheavens, J. S., Cukrowicz, K. C., Thorp, S. R., Bronner, L. & Beyer, J. (2007). Treatment of older adults with comorbid personality disorder and depression: A dialectical behavior therapy approach. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry22, 131-143.

Vannoy, S. D., Duberstein, P., Cukrowicz, K., Lin, E., Fan, M., & Unutzer, J. (2007). The relationship between suicidal ideation and late life depression. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry15, 1024-1033.


Bernert, R. A., Joiner, T. E., Jr., Cukrowicz, K. C., Schmidt, N. B., & Krakow, B. (2006). Suicidality and sleep disturbances. Sleep28, 1135-1141.

Cukrowicz, K. C., Otamendi, A., Pinto, J. V., Bernert, R. A., Krakow, B., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2006). The impact of insomnia and sleep disturbances on depression and suicidality. Dreaming16, 1-10.

Cukrowicz, K. C., Taylor, J., Schatschneider, C. & Iacono, W. G. (2006). Personality differences in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and controls. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry47, 151-159.

Driscoll, K. A., Perez, M., Cukrowicz, K. C., Butler, M., & Joiner, T. E. (2006). The associations of phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) tasting to alcohol problems and family history of alcoholism differ by gender. Psychiatry Research143, 21-27.

Rosenthal, M. Z., Cukrowicz, K. C., Cheavens, J. S., & Lynch, T. R. (2006). Self punishment as a regulation strategy in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders20, 232-246.

Stanley, S., Reitzel, L. R., Wingate, L. R., Cukrowicz, K. C., Lima, E. N., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2006).  Mindfulness: A primrose path for therapists using manualized treatments.  Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy20, 327-335.

Stellrecht, N. E., Gordon, K. H., Van Orden, K., Witte, T. K., Wingate, L. R., Cukrowicz, K. C., Butler, M., Schmidt, N. B., Fitzpatrick, K. K., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2006). Clinical applications of the interpersonal-psychological theory of attempted and completed suicide. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62, 211222.


Cukrowicz, K. C. & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2005). Treating the “mischances of character,” simply and effectively. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy35, 157-168.

Cukrowicz, K. C., White, B. A., Reitzel, L., Burns, A., Driscoll, K. A., Kemper, T. S., & Joiner, T. J. (2005).  Improved treatment outcome associated with the shift to empirically supported treatments in a graduate training clinic. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice36, 330-337.

Joiner, T. E., Jr., Walker, R. L., Pettit, J. W., Perez, M., & Cukrowicz, K. C. (2005). Evidence- based assessment of depression in adults. Psychological Assessment, 17, 267-277.

Minnix, J. A., Reitzel, L. R., Repper, K. A., Burns, A. B., Williams, F., Lima, E. N., Cukrowicz, K. C., Kirsch, L., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2005). Total number of MMPI-2 clinical scale elevations predicts premature termination after controlling for intake symptom severity and personality disorder diagnosis. Personality and Individual Differences38, 1745-1755.

Wingate, L. R., Bobadilla, L., Burns, A. B., Cukrowicz, K. C., Hernandez, A., Ketterman, R., Minnix, J., Petty, S. C., Richey, J. T., Sachs-Ericsson, N., Stanley, S., Williams, F. M., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2005). Suicidality in African American men: The roles of southern residence, religiosity, and social support. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior35, 615-629.

2004 and earlier

Cukrowicz, K. C., Reardon, M. L., Donohue, K. F., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2004). MMPI-2 F scale as a predictor of acute versus chronic disorder classification. Assessment11, 145-151.

Cukrowicz, K. C., Wingate, L. R., Driscoll, K. A., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2004). A standard of care for the assessment of suicide risk and associated treatment:  The Florida State University Psychology Clinic as an example. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 34, 87-100.

Thorp, S. R., Krause, E. D., Cukrowicz, K. C., & Lynch, T. R. (2004). Postpartum partner support, demand-withdraw communication, and maternal stress. Psychology of Women Quarterly28, 362-369.

Driscoll, K. A., Cukrowicz, K. C., Reitzel, L. R., Hernandez, A., Petty, S. C., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2003). The effect of trainee experience in psychotherapy on client treatment outcome. Behavior Therapy34, 165-177.

Gerhardstein, R. R., Lonigan, C. J., Cukrowicz, K. C., & McGuffey J. A. (2003). Factor structure of the Conners’ Teacher Rating Scale-Short Form in a low-income preschool sample. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment21, 223-243.

Lyons Reardon, M., Cukrowicz, K. C., Reeves, M. D., & Joiner, T. E. Jr. (2002). Duration and regularity of therapy attendance as predictors of treatment outcome in an adult outpatient population. Psychotherapy Research12, 273-285.