Director, Psychological Services Center (PSC)
Office: PCD 1107
Dr. Jack Darkes is the Director of the University of South Florida Psychological Service Center, a training clinic for graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from USF in 1994 and is licensed to practice psychology in the State of Florida. His research focuses on the role of experience, learning and memory in behavior and behavior change. His research accomplishments have been recognized by the American Psychological Association and Society for Personality Assessment. Dr. Darkes has published articles on substance use, forensic psychology, the validity of self-reports and the optimization of clinical trials. He has received grant funding from the US Department of Education to design and test a classroom-based substance abuse prevention program for community college students. He also serves as a Senior Editor for the journal Addiction.
University of South Florida, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology 1994
University of South Florida, M.A.. Clinical Psychology 1991
Northwestern State University of Louisiana, BGS, concentration in Behavioral Sciences, 1987
Steding, L.H., Correa, J.B., Tan, R., & Darkes, J. (2014, October). Client and therapy factors as predictors of termination in a university psychology clinic. Poster presented at the American College Counseling Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Correa, J., Sperry, S, & Darkes, J. (2015). A case report demonstrating the efficacy of a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy approach for treating anxiety, depression, and problematic eating in polycystic ovarian syndrome. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 18, 649-654.
Del Boca, F.K., Darkes, J., & McRee, B. (2014). Self-Report Assessments of Psychoactive Substance Use and Dependence. In K. Sher (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Substance Use Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press.
Darkes, J., Collins, R., Cohen, J., & Gwartney, D. (2013). Performance enhancing drug use (including anabolic steroids) among adolescents and college students: Etiology and prevention. In P.M. Miller (Ed.) Interventions for Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. San Diego, CA; Academic Press.
Reich, R.R., Ariel, I., Darkes, J., & Goldman, M.S. (2012). What do you mean Drunk?: Convergent validation of multiple methods of mapping alcohol expectancy memory networks. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 406-413.
Rahal, C., Bryant, J., Darkes, J., Menzel, J., & Thompson, J.K. (2012). Development and validation of the Compensatory Eating Behaviors in Response to Alcohol Consumption scale. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 13, 83-87.
Del Boca, F.K., & Darkes, J. (2012). “Nothing is More Practical than a Good Theory”: Outcome measures in addictions treatment research. Addiction, 107, 719-720.
Bryant, J., Darkes, J., & Rahal, C. (2012). College students’ compensatory eating and behaviors in response to alcohol consumption. Journal of American College Health, 60, 350-356.