Boyd W. Pidcock, Ph.D., was trained in the field of human development and family studies and has extensive applied and research experience in the field of chemical dependency 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 coordinator of the Lewis & Clark addiction studies 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 547: Models and Theories of Addiction and Recovery. Additionally, he supervises student interns in CPSY 582: Adult Mental Health 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.