Stephanie D Stepp, PhD

Stephanie D Stepp, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Missouri Clinical Psychology
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCClinical Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineClinical Psychology

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Professional Affiliations

President, North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders

Research Interests

Borderline personality disorder; Emotion regulation; Child development
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Stepp, S. D., Lazarus, S. A., & Byrd, A. L. (2016). A systematic review of risk factors prospectively associated with borderline personality disorder: Taking stock and moving forward. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 7(4), 316-323. PMCID: PMC5055059
  2. Stepp, S. D., Scott, L. N., Jones, N. P., Whalen, D. J., & Hipwell, A. E. (2016). Negative emotional reactivity as a marker of vulnerability in the development of borderline personality disorder symptoms. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 213-224. PMCID: PMC4418187
  3. Stepp, S. D., Whalen, D., Scott, L. N., Zalewski, M., Loeber, R., & Hipwell, A. E. (2014). Reciprocal effects of parenting and borderline personality disorder symptoms in adolescent girls. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 1-18. PMID:24443951. PMCID: PMC4103652

Clinical Interests

Borderline personality disorder; Dialectical behavior therapy; Adolescents, families, and young adults
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Zalewski, M., Stepp, S. D., Whalen, D., Scott, L. N. (2015). A qualitative assessment of the parenting challenges and treatment needs of mothers with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 25, 75-89. PMCID: PMC4538980
  2. Zalewski, M. Stepp, S. D., Scott, L. N., Whalen, D. J., Beeney, J. F., & Hipwell, A. E. (2014). Maternal borderline personality disorder symptoms and parenting of adolescent daughters. Journal of Personality Disorders, 28(4), 541-554. PMCID: PMC4114999
  3. Stepp, S. D., Whalen, D. J., Pilkonis, P. A., Hipwell, A. E., & Levine, M. D. (2012). Children of mothers with borderline personality disorder: Identifying parenting behaviors as potential targets for intervention. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3, 76-91. PMCID: PMC3268672