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Alan A. Cavaiola, Ph.D.


Professional Counseling
Graduate Center 109

Alan A. Cavaiola, Ph.D.

Specialization in the area of counseling issues related to mental health and psychology, with a primary interest in alcoholism, substance abuse and other addictive behaviors, and their impact on individuals, couples, and families. Teaching, research, and counseling interests focus on adolescent development, sequelae of trauma, abnormal personality development, DUI offenders, and workplace dynamics.


Ph.D., Hofstra University

Research Interests

Research activities focus on addiction counseling, addiction education, and workplace stress resulting from exploitation.



Cavaiola, A. Branch,
C.J. & Giordano, A. L. (in press). Addiction Counseling: A Practical
Approach. New York: Springer Publications.

Cavaiola, A. & Smith, M. (in press). A Comprehensive Guide to Addiction Theory and Counseling Techniques. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Cavaiola, A. &
Colford, J. (2017). Crisis Intervention: A Practical Guide, Oakland, CA: Sage

Scholarly Articles

Cavaiola, A., & Stout,
D. (2017). Other facets of workplace abuse: An exploratory study. Psychologist-Manager,
20(4), 246-266.

Presentations/Invited Talks

Cavaiola, A. &
Cavaiola, C. K. (2019, Sept. 2nd). Building resilience in individuals with
Opioid Use Disorders. Workshop presented at the Mediterranean Region Counselors
Association Conference, Naples, Italy.

Cavaiola, A. (2018, Oct. 1st) Beyond bullying: An exploration of other facets of workplace abuse. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the European Association of Occupational Health Psychology. Lisbon, Portugal.

Professional Associations

to the Board of Directors of the International Coalition of Substance Abuse
Educators (INCASE), 2014 to present.


Frequently Taught Classes

Recently Taught Classes

2020 Spring

2020 Summer E

2020 Summer B

2020 Fall

2019 Spring

2019 Summer E

2019 Summer B

2019 Fall

2018 Spring

2018 Summer E

2018 Summer B

2018 Fall

2017 Spring

2017 Summer E

2017 Summer B

2017 Fall