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Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Carlo DiClemente photo

Contact Information:


Office:       Math/Psychology 340

Phone:      410.455.2811

Fax:          410.455.1055

Lab:          Sondheim 501/509

Phone:      410.455.3121

Website:   HABITS Lab


                 Center for Community Collaboration


Ph.D. – University of Rhode Island

Area of Study:

Addiction and Health Behavior Change

Research Interests:

Current research projects include assessing the process of smoking initiation and cessation, SBIRT training in medical residency programs, motivation and stages of change for a variety of health behaviors, and understanding mechanism of change in alcohol and substance abuse.

Courses Taught:

Advanced Topics in Psychology:  Etiology and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors (PSYC 495)

Core Course II: Contextual bases of Behavior:  Individual Differences, Social and Community Psychology, Culture and Diversity (PSYC 603)

Clinical Interventions I (PSYC 622)

Graduate Seminar in Human Services Psychology:  Etiology and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors (PSYC 695)

Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:

No: Not accepting new HSP graduate students for Fall 2019

Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES  Undergraduate opportunities available.

Opportunities for assisting in research and center projects are available as well as for honor theses and presentations.  Undergraduates work I a variety of capacities: literature searches, entering data, updating web pages, assisting in organizing training materials and lab tasks, assisting with grad student research projects and some lab research projects.



Graduate Program Affiliation(s):

Human Services Psychology

Leadership roles in the Department/College/University:

Director, MDQuit Tobacco Resource Center

Director, Center for Community Collaboration


Selected Publications:

Connors, G., DiClemente, C. C., Velasquez, M., & Donovan, D. (2012). Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change (Second Edition). Guilford Press.

DiClemente, C.C. (2007). Mechanisms, Determinants and Process of Change in the modification of drinking behavior. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(S3), 13S-20S.

DiClemente, C.C. (2005). Conceptual models and applied research: The ongoing contribution of the Transtheoretical Model, Journal of Addictions Nursing, 16, 5-12.

DiClemente, C.C., Schlundt, D., & Gemell, L. (2004). Readiness and Stages of Change in Addiction Treatment. The American Journal on Addictions, 13, 103-119.

DiClemente, C.C. (2003). Addiction and change: How addictions develop and addicted people recover. New York: Guilford Press.