David O. Antonuccio received his B.A. (1975) in psychology (honors) and economics from Stanford University. He received his M.A. (1979) and Ph.D. (1980) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon. He is a Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a past faculty member at the Fielding Graduate University. He lives in Reno and served on the Nevada State Board of Psychological Examiners from 1990 to 1998. His clinical and research interests include the behavioral treatment of depression, anxiety, and smoking. He holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. He was named Outstanding Psychologist in 1993 by the Nevada State Psychological Association (NSPA), received an Award of Achievement from NSPA in 1999 for his work on depression, was named the 2000 recipient of the McReynolds Foundation Psychological Services Award for “outstanding contributions to clinical science”, and received the APAHC (Association for Psychologists in Academic Health Settings) Bud Ogel Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research in 2006. He was named the 2011 recipient of the Ira Pauly Award for outstanding residency teaching in psychiatry at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Dr. Antonuccio has just come out with an ebook version of his popular Butt Out book(s) with Lucky Bat Books.
Butt Out is two books in one, one for a smoker who wants to quit or is thinking about quitting, and one for a partner who wants to help. It is based on the scientific literature on quitting smoking but it is written in a way that is easy to read. Quitting smoking is hard to do and many smokers feel judged about their smoking and pressure from everyone to quit. The author, Dr. David Antonuccio, understands the challenge of quitting smoking and has worked for over 30 years helping people do so. He has sprinkled cartoons throughout the book to help lighten the mood while systematically teaching skills that have been shown to be helpful in quitting smoking. The books can be purchased separately or together for a discount (making for three books, total). This book was used for years to help veterans quit smoking at the Reno V.A. Medical Center where some of the most highly dependent smokers sought treatment. It has been systematically evaluated in research at that facility (Graybar, Antonuccio, & Boutilier, 1993) with good results. Now you can use what has been learned to help you or a partner quit smoking.