Amy Copeland,  Professor

photo of CopelandDepartment of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225) 578-4117
Email: copelan@lsu.edu
 
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Dr. Amy Copeland is currently accepting new students.

Present Positions

Professor
Psychology Department
Louisiana State University

Adjunct  Professor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Research Interests

My research interests focus on cognitive and affective variables in substance use initiation, maintenance, cessation, and relapse. I am primarily interested in licit (tobacco/nicotine) and illicit (cocaine, methamphetamine) psychomotor stimulants.

More specifically, my interests include:
  1. weight concern, beliefs about weight control, beliefs about health consequences, and stimulant use
  2. smoking cessation and relapse prevention as it pertains to high-risk cues for relapse
  3. prevention of substance use, and
  4. impaired decision-making in substance use and cessation.
  5. Brief motivational enhancement interventions for alcohol and smoking.

Education

B.A., 1990, Psychology, University of California, San Diego

Ph.D., 1997, Clinical Psychology, State University of New York, Binghamton.

Internship & Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1996-1998, Public Service & Minority Mental Health, Specialization in Substance Abuse & HIV, University of California, San Francisco.

Teaching

I presently teach the following courses: 
  • PSYC 7960 – Supervision and Consultation in Psychology
  • PSYC 7688/7689 – Clinical Practicum
  • PSYC 3083 – Clinical & Counseling Psychology
  • PSYC 2999 & 4999 - Research & Honors Research Projects

Representative Publications - *Student Co-Authors

Copeland, A. L., *Peltier, M. R., & *Waldo, K. (2017). Attitudes toward E-cigarette use among college students. Addictive Behaviors.

Copeland, A. L., Waldo, K., & Peltier, M. R., Hecht, G. S. (2017). The role of hormone therapy in nicotine dependence and smoking cessation. In: Nicotine dependence, smoking cessation and secondhand smoke: Exposure, chemical components, and health consequences. Hauppauge New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Copeland, A. L., Waldo, K., Peltier, M. R. (2017). Drug use disorder: Diagnosis. In Amy E. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.

Copeland, A. L., Waldo, K., Peltier, M. R. (2017). Drug use disorder: Treatment. In Amy E. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.

Copeland, A. L. & Hecht, G. S. (2017). Agonist Substitution. In Amy E. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.

 *Vinci, C., Spears, C. A., Peltier, M. R., & Copeland, A. L. (2017). Facets of mindfulness mediate the relationship between depressive symptoms and smoking behavior. Mindfulness.

Copeland, A. L., *Peltier, M. R., & Geiselman, P. J. (2016). Severity of menopausal symptoms and nicotine dependence among postmenopausal women smokers. Journal of Smoking Cessation.

 *Vinci, C., Spears, C. A., Peltier, M. R., & Copeland, A. L. (2016). Drinking motives mediate the relationship between facets of mindfulness and problematic alcohol use. Mindfulness, 7(3), 754-763.

 *Vinci, C., Waldo, K. M., Shah, S., Kinsaul, J., Coffey, S., & Copeland, A. L. (2016). Examination of trait impulsivity on the response to a brief mindfulness intervention among college student drinkers. Psychiatry Research, 242, 365-374.

 Copeland, A. L. (2016). Characteristics of participants enrolled in a brief motivational enhancement for smokers. Special issue: The impact of active and passive smoking upon health and neurocognitive function. Frontiers in Psychiatry. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00077.

Copeland, A. L., *Spears, C. A., *Baillie, L. E., & *McVay, M. A. (2016). Fear of Fatness and Drive for Thinness in predicting smoking status in college women. Addictive Behaviors, 54, 1-6

Proctor, S. L., Copeland, A. L., Kopak, A. M., Hoffmann, N. G., Herschman, P. L., & Polukhina, N. (2016). Outcome predictors for patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment: Findings from a retrospective multi-site study. Journal of Substance Use, 21, 601–613. doi: 10.3109/14659891.2015.1118564.
 
Copeland, A. L., *McVay, M. A., Martin, P. D., *Baillie, L. E., *Spears, C. A., *Rash, C.  J., *Kendzor, D. E., & Geiselman, P. J. (2015). Smoking cessation and weight gain prevention program for postmenopausal, weight-concerned women: A pilot study. Eating Behaviors, 18, 107-114.

*Proctor, S. L., Copeland, A. L., Kopak, A. M., Hoffmann, N. G., Herschman, P. L., & Polukhina, N. (2015). Predictors of patient retention in methadone maintenance treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 906-17.

 Copeland, A. L., Waldo, K., Peltier, M. R., Hecht, G. S. (2015). The role of hormone therapy in nicotine dependence and smoking cessation. Journal of Drug Addiction, Education, and Eradication, 11, 201-211.

*Terlecki, M. A., Buckner, J. D., Larimer, M. E., & Copeland, A. L. (2015). Randomized controlled trial of BASICS for heavy drinking mandated and volunteer undergraduates: 12-Month Outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.