Assistant Professor and Clinical Mental Health Practicum and Internship Coordinator
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
- Ph.D., Counselor Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University, Blacksburg, VA, 2014
- Introduction to Counseling
- Addictions Counseling
- Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Group Counseling
My research falls under two broad categories, multicultural competence and counselor preparation. Under multicultural competence, my main focus is on social class and socioeconomic status. Currently, I am co-conducting a qualitative study about social class microaggressions and preparing a related study based on this one. Additionally, I am interested in cultural intersectionality, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and spirituality, as well as how concepts such as compassion, empathy, and contact help counselors to become more culturally competent. Under counselor preparation, I explore methods, techniques, and programs related to counselor training. Please see my CV for current research projects and interests.
Recent Publications and Presentations
Cook, J. M., & Lawson, G. (2016). Counselors’ social class and socioeconomic status understanding and awareness. Journal of Counseling and Development, 94(4), 442-453. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6676.2014.00000.x
Lawson, G., & Cook, J. M. (2016). Wellness, self-care, and burnout prevention: Staying in it for the long haul. In J. S. Young & C. Cashwell (Eds.), Clinical mental health counseling: Elements of effective practice (pp. 313-335). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Cook, J. M. Families, Addiction, and Spirituality: The Taylor Family. (2014). In T. Robert & V. A. Kelly (Eds.), Critical incidents in integrating spirituality into counseling. Alexandria, VA: ACAHildebrand
Hipolito-Delgado, C., Cook, J. M., Avrus, E., & Bonham, E. (2013). The lived experience of cultural immersion. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 52(2), 191-207. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2013.00042.x
Barrow, K., Kimbrell, M., Biviano, A, Cook, J. M., Lima, B., Manz, J., Wagstaff, J., & Burge, P. L. (2012).
Faculty experiences with service learning as a pedagogical approach to connect the classroom to the community. European Educational Research Association Conference. Cadiz, Spain, September 19, 2012.
Hipolito-Delgado, C., Cook, J. M., Avrus, E. M., & Bonham, E. J. (2011). Developing counseling students’ multicultural competence through the multicultural action project. Counselor Education and Supervision, 50(6), 402-421. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6978.2011.tb01924.x
Cook, J. M., & Poulsen, S. (2011) Utilizing photographs with the genogram: A technique for enhancing couple therapy. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 30(1), 14-24. doi:10.1521/jsyt.2011.30.1.14
O’Hara, C., & Cook, J. M. (2016). Class dissed and missed: Social class microaggression experiences. American Counseling Association and Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association Conference (ACA-CCPA). Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 3, 2016.
Cook, J. M. (2016). Counselors have class: Social class and the counseling relationship. ACA-CCPA. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 2, 2016.
Shirley, K., Tang, H., Jones, M., Cook, J. M. (2015). The multicultural salad bowl: Now with new ingredients! ACES. Philadelphia, PA, October 8, 2015.
Cook, J. M. (2015). Understanding the manifestations of classism: We don’t know what we don’t know. American Counseling Association (ACA). Orlando, FL, March 15, 2015