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Faculty Member - Clinical Psychology

James Clopton, Ph.D.


Professor of Psychology


Ph.D., 1974, University of Kansas


Licensed psychologist in Texas since 1977


Phone: (806) 834-4778

Fax: (806) 742-0818


Research Interests:

Eating disorders

Teaching Interests and Activities:

Graduate instruction consists of clinical and research supervision. Undergraduate instruction includes teaching Abnormal Psychology (PSY 4305) and teaching an Honors Seminar (PSY 4000).

Clinical Interests and Activities:

Supervision and consultation regarding psychotherapy and psychological assessment.

Selected Research:

  • Brobst, J. L., Clopton, J. R., & Hendrick, S. S. (2009). Parenting children with autism spectrum disorders: The couple’s relationship. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 24, 38-49.
  • Brobst, J. B., Davis, K., & Clopton, J. R. (2010). Research review: Including fathers of children with special needs in research studies and in parent support programs. In K. Morris (Ed.), Insights into sensory issues for professionals: Answers to sensory challenges, 41-45. Arlington, TX: Sensory World. [This book is a collection of the "30 best" articles from S. I. Focus: The international magazine dedicated to improving sensory integration. Our article originally appeared in S. I. Focus in 2009].
  • Crosby, K. A., Fireman, G. D., & Clopton, J. R. (2011). Differences between non-aggressive, rejected children and popular children during peer collaboration. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 33, 1-19.
  • Goodheart, K. L., Clopton, J. R., & Robert-McComb, J. J. (Eds.). (2012). Eating disorders in women and children: Prevention, stress management, and treatment (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Haas, H. L., & Clopton, J. R. (2003). Comparing clinical and research treatments for eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 33, 412-420.

Student Research Projects:

Titles of recent dissertations:  Eating disorders in lesbian and bisexual women. Perfectionism, shame, and eating disorder symptoms: A study of trait relationships and state changes in college women.