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Joye Anestis

Dr. Joye Anestis

Associate Professor


Joye Anestis, Ph.D., received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Millsaps College in 2004. She was awarded her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University (FSU) in 2012, following completion of her pre-doctoral internship at the Minneapolis VAHCS. Her research program is focused on two broad and often overlapping areas: externalizing behaviors and disorders in adults (e.g., psychopathy, aggression) and mental health treatment outcomes. Within the first domain, she focuses on factors that impact the expression of externalizing symptoms (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity), how externalizing traits influence the expression of other behaviors (e.g., suicidality), and how we measure and define externalizing problems in a variety of settings (e.g., outpatient, military). Her secondary domain of research focus concerns ways to improve access to and outcomes of psychotherapy and other treatments and the role of personality assessment in the treatment process.

  • PHD - Florida State University (2012)
  • MS - Florida State University (2007)
  • BA - Millsaps College (2004)

Careers in Psychology (PSY251)
Abnormal Psychology (PSY436)
Ethics and Current Issues in Clinical Psychology (PSY607)
Clinical Psychology Practicum (PSY782)

  • The intersection of sociodemographic characteristics within the nomological network of the triarchic psychopathy model in a forensic sample., Journal of Criminal Justice, 2019, 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2019.02.001
  • Implementing dialectical behavior therapy skills groups into a boot camp program for at-risk youth. , Cognitive & Behavioral Practice,
  • Understanding the relationship between suicidality and psychopathy: An examination of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior, Archives of Suicide Research, 2016, 10.1080/13811118.2015.1048399
  • Dark traits and suicide: Associations between psychopathy, narcissism, and components of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 2017, 10.1037/abn0000300
  • The Utility of MMPI-2-RF Substantive Scales in Prediction of Negative Treatment Outcomes in a Community Mental Health Center, Assessment, 2015, 10.1177/1073191114536771
  • Reading the Road Signs: The Utility of the MMPI-2 Restructured FormValidity Scales in Prediction of Premature Termination, Assessment, 2015, 10.1177/1073191114541672
  • Stopping the Revolving Door: Effectiveness of Mental Health Court in Reducing Recidivism by Mentally Ill Offenders, Psychiatric Services, 2014, 10.1176/
  • Psychopathic traits as a form of dispositional capability for suicide, Psychiatry Research, 2018, 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.02.003
  • Psychopathic traits’ differential relations with aggression forms: Considering the roles of gender and gender role adherence, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 2018, 10.1521/jscp.2018.37.8.628
  • Psychopathic personality traits in the military: An examination of the Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scales in a novel sample. , Assessment, 2019, 10.1177/1073191117719511
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • American Psychology-Law Society
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology
  • Society for Personality Assessment
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy

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Clinical Psychology