Department of Psychology

Julia Richmond, M.A.

richmondBackground Information

Julia is a third year graduate student in Clinical Psychology from Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Ohio Northern University and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Cleveland State University, where she worked as a research assistant in Dr. Ilya Yaroslavsky's Mood and Emotion Regulation Lab. Within the MER lab, Julia worked on several projects examining the relationship between emotion regulation and peripheral psychophysiological processes within depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. Julia's master's thesis investigated the role of both emotion regulation and respiratory sinus arrhythmia in the transmission of borderline personality disorder from parent to adolescent child.  

Research/Clinical Interests

Julia is interested in the mechanisms involved in the transmission of borderline personality disorder from mother to child. Specifically, she researches the roles that interpersonal emotion regulation, physiological responses to interpersonal stress, and parent/child interactions play within this relationship. She is also interested in investigating the relation between social comparison and interpersonal emotion regulation in borderline personality disorder pathology.

Representative Publications 

Richmond, J. R., Tull, M. T., & Gratz, K. L. (2019). The roles of emotion regulation difficulties and impulsivity in the relations between borderline personality disorder symptoms and frequency of nonprescription sedative use and prescription sedative/opioid misuse. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Richmond, J. R., Edmonds, K. A., Rose, J. P., & Gratz, K. L. (in press). Examining the impact of online rejection among emerging adults with borderline personality pathology: Development of a novel online group chat social rejection paradigm. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.

Gratz, K. L., Richmond, J. R., Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Chapman, A. L., & Tull, M. T. (In Press). Multimodal Assessment of Emotional Reactivity and Regulation in Response to Social Rejection among Self-harming Adults with and without Borderline Personality Disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.

Tull, M.T., Edmonds, K.A., Forbes, C.N., Richmond, J.R., Rose, J.P., Anestis, M.D., & Gratz, K.L. (2019). An examination of the interactive effect of gender and opioid use disorder on distress tolerance. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Anestis, M.D., Tull, M.T., Butterworth, S.E., Richmond, J.R., Houtsma, C., Forbes, C.N., & Gratz, K.L. (2019). The role of opioid use in the transition from suicidal ideation to suicide attempts. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Forbes, C. N., Tull, M. T., Richmond, J. R., Chapman, A. L., Dixon-Gordon, K. L., & Gratz, K. L. (2019). Motives for nonsuicidal self-injury in major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Manuscript submitted for publication.


Richmond, J. R., Edmonds, K. A., Rose, J., & Gratz, K. L. (2019, April). Exploring online rejection in youth with borderline personality disorder pathology: Development of a novel group chat paradigm. In K. L. Gratz (Chair), The interplay of emotional and interpersonal functioning in borderline personality disorder. Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Pittsburgh, PA.

Richmond, J. R., Tull, M. T., Forbes, C. N., & Gratz, K. L. (2018, November). The interactive effect of opioid use disorder and gender on distress tolerance. In A. H. Rogers (Chair), Transdiagnostic cognitive-affective vulnerability factors in the context of comorbid emotional problems and opioid misuse. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

Last Updated: 6/27/22