Davis, Joanne

USA 800 South Tucker Drive


I am a clinical psychologist with a private teletherapy practice and a professor at the University of Tulsa.  I am trained in cognitive behavioral treatments for insomnia and nightmares.  I developed a treatment for trauma-related nightmares and have been evaluating it for 20 years through clinical research studies.  I see adults for sleep problems employing short-term evidence based approaches.  Appointments can be made via: https://meetmonarch.com/therapist/joanne-davis-health-service-psychologist

Davis, J.L. (2009). Treating post-trauma nightmares: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach. Springer Publishing Company. 80. *Paquet, C.B, *Cogan, C.M., & Davis, J.L. (in press). .Does nightmare rescription lead to meaningful changes in language use? An investigation within a treatment seeking sample with chronic post-trauma nightmares. Imagination, Cognition and Personality 79. *Paquet, C.B, *Cogan, C.M., & Davis, J.L. (in press). Implications of language use in posttraumatic nightmares on psychological symptoms. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. 78. *Cogan, C.M., Scholl, J.A., *Lee, J.Y., & Davis, J.L. (in press). Potentially traumatic events and the relationship between gender minority stress and suicide risk in a gender diverse sample. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 77. *Sitz, A.L., *Cogan, C.M., & Davis, J.L. (2021). Cognitive Processing Therapy with An older female Veteran during COVID-19: A case study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 76. *McDermott, T.J., *Lee, J.Y., *Paquet, C.P., *Huber, F.A., *Sitz, A.L., Robertson, K., & Davis, J.L. (2021). Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy could treat residual nightmares following PTSD treatment. Psychiatry Research, 295, 113630. 75. *Andrew, S.J., *Cogan, C.M., Scholl, J.A., Davis, J.L. (2020). Nightmares as a unique predictor of suicide risk in a transgender and gender diverse sample. Dreaming30(4), 329–337. https://doi.org/10.1037/drm0000151 74. *Cogan, C. M., *Paquet, C. B., *Lee, J. Y., Miller, K. E., *Crowley, M. D., & Davis, J. L. (in press). Differentiating the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorders in adults: Utilizing a trauma-informed assessment approach. Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.   https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2504 73. *Paquet, C., *Cogan, C., & Davis, J.L. (2020). An examination of the relationship between language use in post-trauma nightmares and psychological sequelae in a treatment seeking population. International Journal of Dream Research, 13 (2), 173- 181. DOI: 10.11588/ijodr.2020.2.70950 72. *Kovacevic, M., & Davis, J.L. (2020). Treating post-trauma nightmares and posttraumatic stress disorder in an individual with psychosis. International Journal of Dream Research, 13(1), 40-45. https://doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2020.1.66929. 71. *Paquet, C., *Cogan, C. M., & Davis, J. L. (2020). A quantitative text analysis approach to describing post-trauma nightmares in a treatment seeking population. Dreaming 30(1), 54-67. https://doi.org/10.1037/drm0000128 70. *Cogan, C.M., *Scholl, J.A., Cole, H.E., & Davis, J.L. (2020). The moderating role of community resiliency on suicide risk in the transgender population. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 14, 2-7. doi: 10.1080/15538605.2020.1711291 *2020 Qualitative Article of the Year award for the Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling 69. *Cogan, C. M., *Scholl, J. A., *Lee, J. Y., *Cole, H. E., & Davis, J. L. (2020). Sexual violence and suicide risk in the transgender population: The mediating role of proximal stressors. Psychology and Sexuality.  doi: 10.1080/19419899.2020.1729847 68. Gilmore, A. K., Walsh, K., Frazier, P., Meredith, L., Ledray, L., Davis, J., Acierno, R., Ruggerio, K. J., Kilpatrick, D. G., Jaffe, A. E., & Resnick, H. S. (2019). Post-sexual assault mental health: A randomized clinical trial of a video-based intervention. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260519884674 67. *Scholl, J.A., *Cogan, C.M., Micol, R.L., Steward, J., Hancock, K., & Davis, J.L. (in press). Physical and sexual violence on college campuses: Considerations for international students. Journal of American College Health.  doi: 10.1080/07448481.2019.1668398 66. *Cogan, C.M., *Lee, J.Y., Cranston, C.C., Pruiksma, K., Rhudy, J.L., & Davis, J.L. (2019). The impact of Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy for post-trauma nightmares on suicidal ideation. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 2095-2105.   https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22852 65. *Lee, J.Y., Micol, R.L., & Davis, J.L. (2019). Intimate partner violence and psychological maladjustment: Examining the role of institutional betrayal among survivors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519836783 64. *Youngren, W.A., Miller, K.E., & Davis, J.L. (2019). An assessment of medical practitioners’ knowledge of, experience with, and treatment attitudes towards sleep disorders and nightmares. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 26, 166- 172. 63. Miller, K.E., *Micol, R.L., Davis, J.L., Cranston, C.C., & Pruiksma, K.E. (2019). Predictors of treatment non-initiation, dropout, and response for cognitive behavioral therapy for trauma nightmares. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 11, 122-126. 62. Miller, K.E., Davis, J.L., & Rhudy, J.L. (2018). Pilot study: Brief post-trauma nightmare treatment for persons with bipolar disorder. Dreaming, 28, 150-161. 61. Pruiksma, K. E., Cranston, C.C., Rhudy, J. L. *Micol, R.L., & Davis, J. L. (2018). Randomized controlled trial to dismantle Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy (ERRT) for trauma-related nightmares and sleep disturbances. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 10, 67-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000238 60. Miller, K.E., Cranston, C.C., Simonet, D.V., Pruiksma, K.E., & Davis, J.L. (2018). The impact of suspected sleep apnea on Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy (ERRT): A preliminary examination. Journal of Sleep Disorders and Medical Care, 1. dx.doi.org/10.16966/jsdmc.103 59. *Zanotti, D., *Kaier, E., *Vanasse, R., Davis, J.L., Strunk, K.C., & Cromer, L.D. (2017). An examination of the test-retest reliability of the ACE Study Questionnaire in a sample of college athletes. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. doi: 10.1037/tra0000299 58. Cunningham, K. C., Davis, J. L., Wilson, S. M., & Resick, P. A. (2017). A relative weights comparison of trauma-related shame and guilt as predictors of DSM-5 PTSD symptom severity among U.S. veterans and military members. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bjc.12163 57. Cromer, L. D., *Kaier, E., Strunk, K., Davis, J.L. & Stewart, S. E. (2017). Prevalence of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder symptoms in college athletes. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174, 595 – 597. 56. Cranston, C. C., Miller, K. E., Davis, J. L., & Rhudy, J. L. (2017). Preliminary validation of a brief measure of the frequency and severity of nightmares: The Trauma-Related Nightmare Survey. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 18. 88-99. doi: 10.1080/15299732.2016.1191578 55. Swopes, R. M., Davis J. L., & *Scholl, J. (2017). Treating substance abuse and trauma in incarcerated women: An effectiveness study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32, 1143-1165. Doi: 10.1177/0886260515587668 54. *Kaier, E., *Zanotti, D., Cromer, L. D., Davis, J. L., & Strunk, K. (2016). Addressing the problem of student-athlete sleepiness: Feasibility of implementing an interactive sleep workshop at a Division I school. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 10, 237-247. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.2015-0023 53. *Drevo, S., Newman, E., Miller, K. E, Davis, J.L., Craig, C., Bell, K., Sheaff, R. J., & Potter, W. (2016). The role of social environment and gene interactions on development of posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 12, 21-30. 52. *Miller, K.E., Cranston, C.C., Davis, J.L., Newman, E., & Resnick, H. (2015). Psychological outcomes following a sexual assault video intervention: A randomized trial. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 11(3), 129-136. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000080 51. *Miller, K.E., *Jaffe, A.E., Davis, J.L., Pruiksma, K.E., & Rhudy, J.L. (2015). Relationship between self-reported health problems and sleep disturbances among trauma exposed, treatment seeking adults. Sleep Health Journal, 1(3) 166-168.doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2015.05.002 50. Balliett, N.E., Davis, J.L., & *Miller, K.E. (2015). Efficacy of a brief treatment for nightmares and sleep disturbances in Veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 7(6), 507-515. doi: 10.1037/tra0000055 49. *Kaier, E., Cromer, L., Davis, J.L., & Strunk, K. (2015). Perceptions of mental illness stigma: Comparisons of athletes to non-athlete peers. Journal of College Student Development, 56(7), 735-739. doi: 10.1353/csd.2015.0079 48. *Kaier, E., Cromer, L.D., Davis, J.L., & Strunk, K. (2015). The relationship between adverse childhood experiences and subsequent health complaints in elite athletes. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 8(2), 83-92. doi: 10.1007/s40653-015-0041-4 47. *Jaffe, A.E., Simonet, D.V., Tett, R.P., Swopes, R.M., & Davis, J.L. (2015). Multidimensional trait emotional intelligence and aggressive tendencies in male offenders of domestic violence. Journal of Family Violence, 30(6), 769-781. doi: 10.1007/s10896-015-9729-3 46. * Miller, K.E., Davis, J.L., & Balliett, N.E. (2014). Taking control: Examining the influence of locus of control on the treatment of nightmares. Military Behavioral Health, 2(4), 337-342. doi: 10.1080/21635781.2014.963763 45. Pruiksma, K.E., Taylor, D.J., Ruggero, C., Boals, A., Davis, J.L., *Cranston, C.C., DeViva, J.C., & Zayfert, C. (2014). A psychometric study of the Fear of Sleep Inventory (FoSI). Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 10, 551-558. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.3710 44. Fernandez, S., Cromer, L.D., Borntrager, C.F., Swopes, R., & Davis, J.L. (2013). A case series: Cognitive-behavioral treatment (Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy) of trauma-related nightmares experienced by children. Clinical Case Studies, 12, 39-59. 43. Swopes, R.M., Simonet, D.V., *Jaffe, A.E., Tett, R.P., & Davis, J.L. (2013). Adverse childhood experiences, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and emotional intelligence in partner aggression. Violence and Victims, 28, 513-530. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-12-00026 42. *Cranston, C.C., Davis, J.L., Rhudy, J.L., & Favorite, T.K. (2011). Replication and expansion of “Best Practice Guide for the Treatment of Nightmare Disorder in Adults.” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 7, 549-553. doi: 10.5664/JCSM.1330 41. Davis, J.L., Rhudy, J.L., *Pruiksma, K.E., *Byrd, P., *Williams, A.E., *McCabe, K.M., & *Bartley, E.J. (2011). Physiological predictors of response to randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic nightmares. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 7, 622-631. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.1466 40. Long, M.E., Davis, J.L., Springer, J., Elhai, J.D., Rhudy, J.L., Teng, E.J., & Frueh, B.C. (2011). The role of cognitions in imagery rescripting for posttraumatic nightmares. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 1008–1016. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20804 39. Long, M.E., Hammons, M.E., Davis, J.L., Frueh, B.C., Khan, M.M., Elhai, J.D., & Teng, E.J. (2011). Imagery rescripting and exposure group treatment of posttraumatic nightmares in Veterans with PTSD. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 531-535. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.12.007 38. *Avant, E.M., Davis, J.L., & *Cranston, C. (2011). Posttraumatic stress symptom clusters, trauma history, and substance use among college students. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 20, 1-17. doi: 10/1080/10926771.2011.588153 37. *Avant, E. M., *Swopes, R. M., Davis, J. L., & Elhai, J. D. (2011). Psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress symptoms in college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, 3080-3097. doi: 10.1177/0886260510390954 36. Davis, J.L., *Pruiksma, K.E., Rhudy, J.L., & *Byrd, P. (2011). A comparison of lifelong and posttrauma nightmares in a civilian sample: Nightmare characteristics, psychopathology, and treatment outcome. Dreaming, 21, 70-80. 35. *Langston, T., Davis, J.L., & *Swopes, R. (2010). Idiopathic and post-trauma nightmares in a clinical sample of children and adolescents: Characteristics and related pathology. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 3, 344-356. doi: 10.1080/19361521.2010.523064 34. Rhudy, J.L., Davis, J.L., *Williams, A.E., *McCabe, K.M., *Bartley, E.J., *Byrd, P.M., & *Pruiksma, K.M. (2010). Cognitive-behavioral treatment reduces physiological- emotional reactions to nightmare imagery in trauma-exposed persons suffering from chronic nightmares. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 66, 1-18. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20656 **Selected as one of the best publications in Sleep Medicine for 2011. 33. *Borntrager, C., Davis, J., Bernstein, A., & Gorman, H. (2009). A cross-national perspective on bullying. Child Youth Care Forum, 38, 121-134. doi: 10.1007/s10566-009-9071-0 32. Paul, L., Gray, M., Elhai, J., & Davis, J. (2009). Perception of peer rape myth acceptance and disclosure among college sexual assault survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy, 1, 231-241. doi: 10.1037/a0016989 31. *Byrd, P.M., & Davis, J.L. (2009). Violent behavior in female inmates: Possible predictors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24, 379-392. doi: 10.1177/0886260508316475 30. Newman, E., & Davis, J.L. (2008). Acute interventions for trauma-related problems. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21, 501-502. doi: 10.1002/jts.20370 29. Rhudy, J.L., Davis, J.L., *Williams, A.E., *McCabe, K.M., & *Byrd, P.M. (2008). Physiological-emotional reactivity to nightmare-related imagery in trauma-exposed persons with chronic nightmares. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 6, 158-177. doi: 10.1080/15402000802162539 28. Naifeh, J.A., North, T.C., Davis, J.L., Reyes, G., Logan, C.A., & Elhai, J.D. (2008). Clinical profile differences between PTSD-diagnosed military veterans and crime victims. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 9, 321-334. doi: 10.1080/15299730802139139 27. Falsetti, S.A., Resnick, H.S., & Davis, J.L. (2008). Multiple Channel Exposure Therapy for PTSD and comorbid panic attacks. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 37, 117-130. doi: 10.1080/16506070801969088 26. Davis, J.L., *Byrd, P., Rhudy, J.L., & *Wright, D.C. (2007). Characteristics of chronic nightmares in a trauma exposed clinical sample. Dreaming, 17, 187-198. doi: 10.1037/1053-0797.17.4.187 25. Davis, J.L., & *Wright, D.C. (2007). Randomized clinical trial for treatment of chronic nightmares in trauma-exposed adults. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20, 123-133. doi: 10.1002/jts.20199 24. Davis, J.L., *Borntrager, C.F., Combs-Lane, A.M., *Wright, D.C., Elhai, J., Falsetti, S.A., Kievit,L., & Davies, S. (2006). Comparison of racial groups on trauma and post-trauma functioning. Journal of Trauma Practice, 5, 21-36. doi: 10.1300/J189v05n02_02 23. Davis, J.L., & *Wright, D.C. (2006). Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy for trauma-related nightmares. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 7, 5-18. doi: 10.1300/J229v07n01_02 22. DeMaio, C.M., Davis, J.L., & Smith, D.W. (2006). Clinician’s practices and attitudes regarding the use of clarification sessions in the treatment of incest victims and their families. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 18, 27-39. doi: 10.1007/s11194-006-9002-7 21. Hallford, A., *Borntrager, C.F., & Davis, J.L. (2006). Evaluation of a bullying prevention program. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 21, 91-101. doi: 10.1080/02568540609594581 20. Davis, J.L., Davies, S., *Wright, D., Roitzsch, J., & Falsetti, S.A. (2005). Simultaneous treatment of substance abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder. Clinical Case Studies, 4(4), 347-362. doi: 10.1177/1534650103259745 19. Elhai, J. D., Gray, M. J., Naifeh, J. A., Butcher, J. J., Davis, J. L., Falsetti, S. A., & Best, C. L. (2005). Utility of the Trauma Symptom Inventory's Atypical Response Scale in detecting malingered post-traumatic stress disorder. Assessment, 12(2), 210-219. doi: 10.1177/1073191105275456 18. Davis, J.L., & *Wright, D.C. (2005). Case series utilizing Exposure, Relaxation, & Rescripting Therapy: Impact on nightmares, sleep quality, and psychological distress. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 3(3), 151-157. doi: 10.1207/s15402010bsm0303_3 17. Falsetti, S.A., Resnick, H.S., & Davis, J.L. (2005). Multiple Channel Exposure Therapy: Combining cognitive behavioral therapies for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder with panic attacks. Behavior Modification, 29(1), 70-94. doi: 10.1177/0145445504270874 16. Davis, J.L., DeMaio, C.M., & Fricker-Elhai, A.E. (2004). Sexual assault prevention program targeting involvement in risky behaviors: A 3-month follow-up. Journal of Trauma Practice, 3, 1-22. doi:10.1300/J189v03n04_01 15. Smith, D.W., Davis, J.L., & Fricker, A.E. (2004). How does trauma beget trauma? Cognitions about risk in women with sexual abuse histories. Child Maltreatment, 9, 292-303. doi: 10.1177/1077559504266524 **Awarded best Child Maltreatment article of 2004. 14. Davis, J.L., DeArellano, M., Falsetti, S.A., & Resnick, H.S. (2003). Treatment of nightmares following trauma: A case study. Clinical Case Studies, 2, 283-294. 13. Falsetti, S.A., Erwin, B.A., Resnick, H.S., & Davis, J., & Combs-Lane, A.M. (2003). Multiple Channel Exposure Therapy of PTSD: Impact on functioning and resources. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Journal, 17, 133-147. doi: 10.1891/jcop. 12. Falsetti, S.A., Resick, P.A., & Davis, J.L. (2003). Changes in religious beliefs following trauma. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16, 391-398. doi: 10.1023/A:1024422220163 11. Fricker, A.E., Smith, D.W., Davis, J.L., & Hanson, R.F. (2003). Effects of context and question type on endorsement of unwanted sexual experiences. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16, 265-268. doi: 10.1023/A:1023748124626 10. Elhai, J.D., Frueh, B.C., Davis, J.L., Jacobs, G.A., & Hamner, M.B. (2003). Clinical presentations in combat veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59, 385-397. doi: 10.1002/jclp.10135 9. Davis, J.L., Combs-Lane, A.M., & Jackson, T.L. (2002). Risky behaviors associated with interpersonal victimization: Comparisons based on type, number, and characteristics of assault incidents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17, 611-629. doi: 10.1177/0886260502017006002 8. Falsetti, S.A., Monnier, J., Davis, J.L., & Resnick, H.S. (2002). Intrusive thoughts in posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 16, 127-143. doi: 10.1891/jcop. 7. Davis, J.L., PetreticJackson, P.A., & Ting, L. (2001). Intimacy disturbance and trauma symptomatology: Longterm correlates of different types of child maltreatment. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14, 57-73. doi: 10.1023/A:1007835531614 6. Falsetti, S.A., & Davis, J.L. (2001). The nonpharmacologic treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 24, 99-117. doi: 10.1016/S0193-953X(05)70208-2 5. Falsetti, S.A., Resnick, H.S., Davis, J.L., & Gallagher, N.G. (2001). Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder with comorbid panic attacks: Combining Cognitive Processing Therapy with Panic Control Treatment techniques. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 5, 252-260. doi: 10.1037//1089-2699.5.4.252 4. Hanson, R.F., Davis, J.L., Resnick, H.S., Saunders, B.E., Kilpatrick, D.G., Holmes, M., & Best, C.L. (2001). Predictors of medical exams following child and adolescent rapes in a national sample of women. Child Maltreatment, 6, 250-259. doi: 10.1177/1077559501006003006 3. Davis, J.L., & PetreticJackson, P.A. (2000). The impact of child sexual abuse on adult interpersonal functioning: A review and synthesis of the empirical literature. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, 5, 291-328. doi: 10.1016/S1359-1789(99)00010-5 2. Jackson, T.L., & Davis, J.L. (2000). Prevention of sexual and physical assault toward women: A program for male athletes. Journal of Community Psychology, 28, 589-605. doi: 10.1002/1520-6629(200011)28:6<589::AID-JCOP4>3.0.CO;2-C 1. Wingenfeld, S.A., Holdwick Jr., D.J., Davis, J.L., & Hunter, B.B. (1999). Normative data on computerized Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task performance. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 13, 268-273. doi: 10.1076/clin.
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Joanne L. Davis, PhD LLC
Oklahoma: OK
Clinical Psychologist
Health Service Psychologist, Ok; PSYPACT
10-20 Years
10-20 Years
University of Tulsa
10-20 Years
Insomnia, Nightmare Syndrome