Cook_Jennifer Ph.D.

Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

Office: 168B Schroeder Complex
Phone: (414) 288-1430

Jennifer M. Cook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Curriculum vitae

Degrees Held

Courses Taught

Research Interests

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.

At this time, I do not advise doctoral students, though I am available to serve on doctoral committees and to conduct research with doctoral students.

Recent Publications/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


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