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Nicole Van Ness Sheppard, PsyD., LMFT (CA)

Visiting Assistant Professor
Family Therapy
(Alliant International University, 2013)

Curriculum Vitae


Sesen Negash, Nicole Van Ness Sheppard, Nathaniel M. Lambert & Frank D. Fincham (2015): Trading later rewards for current pleasure: Pornography consumption and delay discounting, The Journal of Sex Research, DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2015.1025123.  Retrieved from

Miller, M. M., & Van Ness Sheppard, N. (2014). What does spirituality mean to you? Mapping the spiritual discourses of psychotherapy graduate students. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 16(4), 286-310. doi:10.1080/19349637.2014.957605

Van Ness, N., & Miller, M. M. (2011, August). Intimate recoveries: A phenomenological approach toward understanding intimacy in the wake of trauma. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association, 111th annual convention, Washington, D.C.

Sesen Negash, Nicole Van Ness Sheppard, Nathaniel M. Lambert & Frank D. Fincham. (submitted) Pornography and support seeking from attachment figures: Does turning toward pornography turn people away from human interaction?  Under review with Sexual and Relationship Therapy

Karoglu, N., Onwuegbus, T. O., Sheppard, N. V. N., Chahal, J., & Flowe, H. D. (submitted).  Testing the reflection assumption: A comparison of eyewitness ecology in the laboratory and criminal cases. Under review with Journal of Criminal Justice

Research Interests

  • mindfulness
  • eroticism
  • sexuality
  • pornography
  • bullying
  • trauma
  • intimacy

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