Jim Cook, Ph.D., LCPC

Jim CookDirector of Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Associate Professor

Office: Clark Hall 300

Phone: (618) 537-6875


Ph.D., Educational Psychology/Counselor Education, Southern Illinois University

M.A., Counseling, Marshall University

B.A., Counseling & Rehabilitation, Marshall University

Teaching Areas of Interest

Group Therapy

Individual Therapy

Counseling Skills Development

Foundations of Counseling

Counseling Theory

Group Practicum

Research Interests

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Motivational Interviewing

Psychoeducational Groups

Group Counseling Skill Development

Representative Publications

Schneider, J. K., Cook, J. H., & Luke, D. A. (2009). Cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, and older adult quality of life. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Cook, J. H.,& Ball, C.M. (2007). Therapeutic group work. In Linton & Lach (Eds.) Gerontological Nursing: Concepts and Practice.

Schneider, J. K., & Cook, J. H.(2005). Planning psychoeducational groups to increase health behavior. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 31, 33-38.

Herning, P., Cook, J. H., & Schneider, J. K. (2005). Cognitive behavioral therapy to promote exercise behavior in older adults: Implication for physical therapists. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 28, 34-38.

Select Presentations

Cook, J.,& Ball, C. (2005). Group work with older adults. The 16th Annual Saint Louis University School of Medicine Summer Geriatric Institute, Saint Louis, MO.

Cook, J., & Ball, C. (2003). Practical aspects of group leadership: A three part interactive series of presentations. Saint Louis, MO.

Schneider, J. K., Cook, J., Bronder, D. R., Smith, C. A., Deenan, A., Snow, M. N. (2002). Effect of exercise training and cognitive behavioral therapy on functional outcomes. Midwest Nursing Research Society, Chicago, IL. Poster presented by Schneider, March 2002.

Schneider, J., & Cook, J.(2001). Using psychoeducational groups to increase health behaviors. Saint Louis University School of Nursing Research Conference, Saint Louis, MO.

Brown, B., Cook, J., & Ball, C. (1999). Integrating skills training in group practicum. American Counseling Association, San Diego, CA.