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Peggilee Wupperman
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: 212.237.8792
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Psychology, University of North Texas
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College
Research Interests: Psychotherapy development and evaluation, mindfulness, emotion regulation
Dr. Wupperman is invested in improving the understanding and – ultimately – treatment of emotion and behavior dysregulation (often known as “impulsive” or “addictive” behavior). Before joining the faculty at John Jay, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship (through the Yale Psychotherapy Development Center) and served as research faculty at Yale School of Medicine. Her research focuses on: 1) evaluation and dissemination of a transdiagnostic psychotherapy (Mindfulness and Modification Therapy; MMT) she developed to target behavior dysregulation; 2) exploration of constructs underlying emotion and behavior dysregulation; and 3) investigation of the effects of mindfulness and emotion-regulation skills on mental health and well-being. She recently completed her third grant-funded clinical trial of MMT, which can be customized to target specific populations and areas of dysregulation. MMT has shown promising results for alcohol and drug abuse, anger issues, physical aggression, binge eating, trichotillomania, and a variety of other dysregulated behaviors.