Daniel Cox


CNPS Program Coordinator
CNPS Area Coordinator
CNPS 362 Coordinator



Office: Scarfe Library Block 298

Scholarly Interests:

Interpersonal and change processes as they related to psychological distress (e.g., suicide, depression, posttraumatic stress). Currently, Dan is involved in a series of projects examining how counsellors can best help those in suicidal crisis.

Courses Taught

CNPS 574 Career Development

CNPS 584 Program Evaluation

CNPS 508 Trauma Psychology

CNPS 669 Research in Counselling Psychology

CNPS 362 Basic Helping Skills


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2011, Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Kansas, 2009, M.S., Ph.D.

York College of Pennsylvania, 2003, B.S.

Selected Publications

Cox, D. W., Wojcik, K. D., Kotlarczyk, A. M., Park, M., Mickelson, J. M., & Klonsky, E. D. (2021). How the helping process unfolds for clients in suicidal crises: Linking helping-style trajectories with outcomes in online crisis Chats. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 1–11. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12804

Cox, D. W., Kealy, D., Kahn, J. H., McCloskey, K. D., Joyce, A. S., Ogrodniczuk, J. S. (2020). The effect of depression on personality disorder treatment: Depression amplifying the interpersonal benefits of negative-affect expression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 272, 318-325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.133

Cox, D. W., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Oliffe, J. L., Kealy, D., Rice, S. M., Kahn, J. H. (2020). Distress concealment and depression symptoms in a national sample of Canadian men: Feeling understood and loneliness as sequential mediators. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 208 (6), 510-513. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000001153

Cox, D. W., Kealy, D., Kahn, J. H., Wojcik, K. D., Joyce, A. S., Ogrodniczuk, J. S. (2019). The attenuating effect of depression symptoms on negative-affect expression: Individual and group effects in psychotherapy for personality disorders. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 66 (3), 351-361. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1037/cou0000335

Kahn, J. H., Cox, D. W., Simons, K. J., Hamlet, B. J., Hodge, B. J., & Lawell, K. J. (2019). Nonlinear effect of depression symptoms on the time course of emotional reactivity. Motivation and Emotion, 43 (4), 625-635. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s11031-019-09754-0

Cox, D. W., Baugh, L. M., McCloskey, K., & Iyar, M. (2019). Social causation or social erosion? Evaluating the association between social support and PTSD among Veterans in a transition program. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 5 (1), 71-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/jmvfh.2017-0040

Bakker, A. M., Cox, D. W., Hubley, A. M., & Owens, R. L. (2019). Emotion regulation as a mediator of self-compassion and depressive symptoms in recurrent depression. Mindfulness10(6), 1169–1180. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-1072-3

Cox, D. W., Motl, T. C., Bakker, A. M., Lunt, R. A. (2018). Cognitive fusion and life satisfaction in veterans: Examining the mediating roles of emotion dysregulation. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 8 (1), 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.02.002

O’Loughlin, J. I., Cox, D. W., Kahn, J. H., & Wu, A. D. (2018). Attachment Avoidance, Alexithymia, and Gender: Examining their Associations with Distress Disclosure Tendencies and Event-Specific Disclosure. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 65 (1), 65-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cou0000245

Cox, D. W., Bakker, A. M., & Naifeh, J. A. (2017). Emotion dysregulation and social support in PTSD and depression: A study of trauma-exposed veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30 (5), 545-549. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jts.22226

Kahn, J. H., Cox, D. W., Bakker, A. M., O’Loughlin, J. I., & Kotlarczyk, A. M. (2017). The role of distress disclosure tendencies in the experience and expression of laboratory-induced sadness. Journal of Individual Differences, 38 (1), 55-62. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1027/1614-0001/a000222