Chapter title: Family Approaches

Author: Simone Rodda, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Author Biography:

Simone Rodda. My research uses theory to solve real-world social problems. It concerns the question of how people think about addiction and why and how they engage in behaviour change.  Spanning a number of areas including implementation intentions, goal setting, self-regulation, self-control and help-seeking I am particularly interested in developing interventions that are accessible to sub-clinical populations. I am the founder of the Change Strategies Project ( which investigates implementation planning and goal setting for reductions in alcohol, internet pornography, internet gaming, overeating, sugar, gambling and caffeine. The underpinning program philosophy is self-determination theory and interventions developed to especially bridge the intention-behaviour gap.