Boyd W. Pidcock

Associate Professor

Rogers Hall 330, MSC: 86

Boyd W. Pidcock, PhD, was trained in the field of human development and family studies and has extensive applied and research experience in the dual diagnosis and addiction counseling field working with adolescent and adult populations. Prior to coming to Lewis & Clark, he taught at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he completed his doctoral studies in 1998. Previous community work experience includes counseling adolescent and adult populations, program development and implementation, and treatment outcome evaluation in Austin and Lubbock, Texas.

Boyd is the program director of the Professional Mental Health & Addiction Counseling program based in the Department of Counseling Psychology and serves as a member of the Board of the Northwest Institute of Addiction Studies. Reflective of his developmental theoretical orientation as well as his field and research expertise in the study of addiction, Boyd teaches CPSY 506: Life-Span Development and CPSY 546: Models and Theories of Addiction and Recovery. Additionally, he supervises PMHC-A practicum and interns in CPSY: PMHC-A Practicum and CPSY 580: PMHC-A  Internship. He has specific expertise in the areas of adolescent period development and family and social risk and resiliency factors implicated in the etiology of addiction. Presently, he is engaged in research which examines the role of adolescent temperament factors in the intergenerational transmission of family addiction, religiosity and spirituality as moderating variables of family addiction, and the role of spirituality in recovery from addiction. He has presented the findings of his research to the National Conference of Family Relations, the Society for Research of Adolescence, the American Psychological Association, and the Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family.

Areas of Expertise

Chemical Dependency Research, Addictions Treatment Evaluation, Addiction Studies, Adult Mental Health


  • Pidcock, B., & Fischer, J. L. (1998). Parental recovery as a moderating variable of adolescent addictive behaviors. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 16, 45-57.
  • Pidcock, B., Fischer, J. L., Forthun, L. F., & West, S. (2000). Hispanic and Anglo college womens’risk factors for substance abuse and eating disorders. Addictive Behaviors, 25 (5), 705-723.
  • Pidcock B. W. & Polansky, J. (2001). Clinical practice issues in assessing adult substance use disorders. In E. R. Welfel & R. E. Ingersoll (Eds.), The mental health desk reference: Essentials for effective and responsible practice (pp. 128-135). New York: Wiley & Sons.
  • Pidcock, B., Fischer, J. L., & Munsch, J. (2002). Family, personality, and social risk factors impacting the retention rates of first-year Hispanic and Anglo college students. Adolescence, 36 (144), 803-818.
  • Forthun, L., Pidcock, B., & Fischer, J. L. (2003). Religiousness and eating disorders: Does religiousness modify family risk? Eating Behaviors, 4 (1), 7-26.
  • Fischer, J. L., Pidcock, B. W. , & Munsch, J., Forthun, L. F. (2005). Parental abusive drinking and sibling role differences. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 23 (1), 79-97.
  • Fischer, J. L., Pidcock, B. W., & Fletcher-Stephens, B. J. (2006-in press). Family response to adolescence: Youth and alcohol. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.
  • Fischer, J. L. , Forthun, L. F, Pidcock, B. W., & Dowd, D. A. (2006-in press). Parent relationships, emotion regulation, psychosocial maturity, and college student alcohol use problems. Journal of Youth and Adolesence.

Academic Credentials

PhD Texas Tech University, MEd Texas State University, BA University of Houston

Location: Rogers Hall