University at Buffalo

Catherine P. Cook-Cottone

Catherine P. Cook-Cottone

Director, Advanced Certificate in Mindful Counseling

Associate Professor 10 Months

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


Specialty/Research Focus

Community Wellness; Meditation, Mental Health and Wellness; Mental Health

Contact Information
409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1128
cpcook@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

Learn about my research projects and team

Education and Training:
  • Ph.D., University at Buffalo (1997)
  • M.S, State University of New York at Oswego (1993)
  • B.S., Utica College of Syracuse University (1989)
Awards and Honors:
  • Good Karma Award for Research; Good Karma Awards—which honor men and women who are living the practice of yoga out loud—we asked our advisory council (below) to nominate people who embody what it means to be a yogi: selflessly giving back to communities through yoga and other seva work, and inspiring others to give back in turn.; Yoga Journal- Internal Yoga Magazine in press for 40 years. http://www.yogajournal.com/; 2016-08-31;
  • Western New York Community Leader Community Service/Volunteerism Award; The Community Leaders Awards recognize individuals/organizations in WNY who have made significant contributions to this region through their involvement in volunteer activities and/or their special achievements in specific areas of community and professional life. These individuals/organizations exemplify the NFJC core mission of promoting goodwill, understanding, respect, and trust.; National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, Inc.; 2016-01-25;
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2015). STAR Award for Excellence in Advising, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo.; ; GSE; 2015-06-10;
Grants:
Grant:
  • Investigation of the effectiveness of the Mind Body Wellbeing Program in Somalia and Kenya; Foundation and Research Organization; UNICEF; Awarded; (05/01/2017-08/31/2017)
Contract:
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2015-2016). Yoga Social: Yoga with Adolescent Females with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Funded $12,000 for Graduate Research Assistant by Institute for Community Health Promotion Collaborative Research Initiative. Proposed project and served as supervisor for student’s work (Total Award $12,00).; Federal; ICHP; Awarded; (08/31/2016-08/01/2017)
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2016-2017). Trauma-informed Mind and Body Intervention for Self- Regulation and Wellbeing Among At-risk Students. Funded $12,000 for Graduate Research Assistant by Institute for Community Health Promotion Collaborative Research Initiative. Proposed project and served as supervisor for student’s work (Total Award $12,000).; State; by Institute for Community Health Promotion Collaborative Research; Awarded; (08/01/2016-06/13/2017)
Publications:
Book or Monograph:
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (in press). Yoga in Schools. In J. P. Rettger & V. Carrion (Eds.), Applied Mindfulness: Evidence-Based Approaches for Youth in the Clinic, Community, and Beyond Arlignton, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2017). Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools. A guide for teachers and practitioners. NY, NY: Springer Publishing
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2015). Mindfulness and yoga for Self-Regulation: A primer for Mental Health Professionals. Springer Publishing.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., Kane, L., & Anderson, L. (2014). Elements of counseling children and adolescents. Springer Publishing.
Journal Article:
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Guyker, W. (2018). The development and validation of the Mindful Self-Care Scale (MSCS): An assessment of practices that support positive embodiment. Mindfulness. (online first- doi:10.1007/s12671-017-0759-1)
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., Giambrone, C., & Klein, J.E. (2017). Yoga for Kenyan children: Concept mapping with multidimensional scaling and hierarchical cluster analysis. International Journal of Educational and School Psychology. (Online first http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2017.1302852)
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., Guyker, W., & Lemish, E. (2017). A qualitative study of the yoga is religion lawsuit at the Encinitas School District. International Journal of School Psychology. doi.org/10.17761/IJYT2017
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., LaVigne, M., Guyker, W., Travers, L., Lemish., E., & Elenson, P. (2017).Trauma-informed yoga: An embodied, cognitive-relational framework. International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 9, 00284. doi: 10.15406/ijcam.2017.09.00284
  • Cook-Cottone, C., & Douglass, L. L. (2017). Yoga Communities and Eating Disorders: Creating Safe Space for Positive Embodiment. International Journal of Yoga Therapy.
  • Dipeolu, A., Cook-Cottone, C., Lee, G. K., Donnelly, J. P., Janikowski, T. P., Reynolds, A. L., & Boling, T. (2016). A Concept Map of Campers’ Perceptions of Camp Experience: Implications for the Practice of Family Counseling. The Family Journal, 24(2), 182-189.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2016). Embodied Self-regulation and Mindful Self-care in the prevention of eating disorders. Eating Disorders: The Journal of prevention and intervention.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., Serwacki, M., Guyker, W., Sodano, S., Nickerson, A., Keddie-Olka, E., & Anderson, L. (2016). The role of anxiety on the experience of peer victimization and eating disorder risk. School Mental Health, 8, 354–367
  • Dipleou, A., Reynolds, A., Cook-Cottone, C. P. Janikowski, J., Donnelly, J., & Bowling, T. (2015). A concept map of campers' perceptions of camp experience: Implications for the practice o family counseling. Family Journal.
  • Klein, J.E., Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Giambrone, C. (2015). The Africa Yoga Project: A participant-driven concept map of Kenyan teachers’ reported experiences. International Journal of Yoga Therapy.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2015). Incorporating Positive Body Image into the Treatment of Eating Disorders: A Model for Attunement and Mindful Self-Care. Body Image.
  • Lee, G. K., Infranco, M., Dipeolu, A., Cook-Cottone, C., Donnelly, J. P., Janikowski, T. P., ... & Boling, T (2014). Concept Mapping Analysis of Social Skills Camp Experience for Children with Disabilities. Children Australia, 1-13.
  • Norman, K., Sadano, S., & Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2014). An Exploratory Analysis of the Role of Interpersonal Styles in Eating Disorder Prevention Outcomes. Journal for Specialists in Group Work.
  • Ruichen, R. S., Rao, h. R., Upadhyaya, S. J., & Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2014). Coordination of emergency response. Information Systems for Emergency Management, 150.
Book Chapter:
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2017). Life-Story Work (2nd Edition). In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence- 2nd Edition. Volume 3, (pp. 1616-1624). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. & Vujnovic, R. (2016). The Healthy Student: Schools, Eating, and Health Psychology Encyclopedia of Health Psychology. New York, NY: Wiley.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Lampard, A., (2016). Evidence-based assessment and intervention for students with an eating disorder. In M. Thiekling, & M. Terjesen, (Eds.). Handbook of Australian School Psychology: Bridging the gaps in international research, practice, and policy. Springer.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Vujnovic, R. (2016). Interventions for children and adolescents with eating disorders. In L. Theodore, (Ed.). Handbook of Applied Interventions for Children and Adolescents. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Tylka, T. L. & Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2015). Health Disparities and Help-Seeking Behavior among Girls, Counseling across the Lifespan (2nd ed). Sage.
Other:
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Elenson, P. (2016). The Mind-Body Wellbeing Program to address gender-based violence in Somalia and Syria. Manual created for intervention work in Africa.
Presentations:
  • Conferences:
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Guyker, W. (2017, October). Feasibility and acceptability of a trauma-informed mind-body program in Somalia. Poster presented at the Symposium on Yoga Research, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Guyker, W. (August 6, 2017). The mindful self-care scale; Symposium: Novel insights for enhancing positive body image and embodiment. Co-chairs Jessica M. Alleva & Niva Piran. Participants: Catherine Cook-Cottone, Tracy Tylka, and Jennifer Webb. American Psychological Association the 125th Annual Convention, Washington, DC.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Love, K. (2016). The embodied yoga teacher: A step-by-step guide to positive embodiment and self-regulation within yourself and your classroom. 2016 National Kids Yoga Conference. Catholic University. Washington, DC.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P., Lemish, E., & Guyker, W. (2016). Plenary Session: Secular Yoga in Schools: A qualitative study of the Encinitas Union School District Lawsuit. Yoga in the School Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.;
    • Giambrone, C., & Cook-Cottone, J.E. (2014, September). Yoga for children: Concept mapping differences in Nairobi, Kenya. Poster presented at Symposium for Yoga Research, Stockbridge, MA.;
    • Terjesen, M., Theikling, M., Waldecker, C., Nickerson, A., Wood, C., Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Ruscio, D. (August, 2015). School Psychology in Australia- Practice Research, and Training (presented on treatment of eating disorders). American Psychological Association 123rd Annual Convention. Toronto, ON.;
    • Tylka, T., Piran, N., Cook-Cottone, C. P., Alleva, J., Martz, D., Webb, J. (August, 2015). Symposium- Beyond negative body image: Innovative constructs carve paths to embodied well-being. American Psychological Association 123rd Annual Convention. Toronto, ON.;
    • Giambrone, C., & Cook-Cottone, J.E. (2014, September).Yoga for children: Concept mapping differences in Nairobi, Kenya. Poster presented at Symposium for Yoga Research, Stockbridge, MA.;
    • Klein, J.E., & Cook-Cottone, J.E. (2014, September). The Africa Yoga Project: A participant- driven concept map of Kenyan yoga teachers’ reported experiences. Poster presented at Symposium for Yoga Research, Stockbridge, MA.;
    Invited Lectures:
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (May, 2018). Yoga research: A guide to creating and evaluating quality yoga programs. Yoga Service Council Annual Conference, Omega institute, Reinbeck, NY.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (November, 2017). Trauma-informed yoga in schools. Presentation to the School Psychology Students Association University at Albany, SUNY. Albany, NY.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (October, 2017). Mechanisms of change in yoga research: Trauma and eating disorders. Symposium on Yoga Research. Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (October, 2017). Research progress on children’s yoga for trauma and substance use. National Conference on Children’s Yoga. Washington, DC.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (October, 2017). Research progress on children’s yoga for trauma and substance use. National Conference on Children’s Yoga. Washington, DC.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (April, 2017). Yoga in the Schools: Challneges I School-based research Pre-conference Yoga in the School Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (April, 2017). Yoga in the Schools: Encinitas School Distract, District Wide rollout of a Yoga Program. Pre-conference Yoga in the School Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (April, 2017). Yoga in the Schools: Research Perspectives. Panel: Sat Bir Khalsa, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; Tamar Mendelson, Ph.D., Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. Yoga in the School Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (April, 2017). Yoga in the Schools:yoga for Trauma in Schools Pre-conference Yoga in the School Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (May, 2017). Trauma-informed Mindfulness and Yoga in the Schools: Tools for Prevention, Growth, and Healing. Childhood Matters: Bridging Hearst and Minds Human Services Teacher Education Department, Teaching Center OCC, Syracuse, NY.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (May, 2017). Trauma-informed yoga: Alignment of need and intervention. Yoga and Science: The Emerging Science of Consciousness, Regeneration, Health, & Longevity. Presented by Eddie Sterna and Marshall Hagins with the School of Health Professionals, Long Island University and JIYO, New York, NY.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P., & LaVigne, M., Travers, L. (2017).Trauma-informed Yoga in Schools. Yoga in the School Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2015). Yogis in Service: Me, to We, to Here to Be. lululemon Leadership Summit, Vancouver, BC;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2016). Plenary Session: Secular Yoga in Schools: A qualitative study of the Encinitas Union School District Lawsuit. Yoga in the School Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (March, 2016). Yoga in the Schools: Research Perspectives. Panel: Andrea Hyde, Ph.D., Western Illinois University; Sat Bir Khalsa, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; Tamar Mendelson, Ph.D., Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. Yoga in the School Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (November, 2015). Research on Yoga and Children. Panel: Sat Bir Khalsa, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; Tamar Mendelson, Ph.D., Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. International Conference on Children’s Yoga. Washington, DC.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (September 2015). Research overview: Girls growing in wellness and balance- yoga and life skills to empower. Presentation on the body of work conducted to prevent eating disorders among 5th grade females in schools. Symposium on Yoga Research: The front line on yoga research. Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (September, 2016). Words Matter: Yoga Research 101. Research Panel Yoga Research Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts;
    • Khalsa, S. B., Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Mendelson, T. (2016). Yoga in Schools Research. 2015 National Kids Yoga Conference. Catholic University. Washington, DC.;
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (Feb, 2015). Yoga in the Schools: Research Perspectives. Panel: Andrea Hyde, Ph.D., Western Illinois University; Sat Bir Khalsa, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; Tamar Mendelson, Ph.D., Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins . Yoga in the School Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.;
    Activities:
    Editorial and Review:
    • Co-Editor in Chief Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention
      06/13/2017-01/01/2020
    • National Institute of Health Grant reviewer- Risk, Prevention, and Health Behavior (RPHB) SBIR SEP. Member of the Review Panel- 2012, 2013, 2014
      06/10/2015-06/10/2015
    • Editorial Board Member, Body Image 2014 - present
      09/01/2014-05/23/2018
    • Editorial Board Member, Eating Disorders; Journal of Prevention and Treatment 2012- 2015 (promoted to Associate Editor)
      01/01/2012-06/17/2015
    Professional Service:
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. & Guyker, W. (2016). Clinical education and training of healthcare professionals: Mindfulness and Self-Care for Helping Professionals. University at Buffalo Mindfulness and Health Conference. March 4, 2016.
      03/04/2016-08/31/2016
    • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (March, 2016). Symposium Organizing Committee. Yoga in the Schools: Research Perspectives. Committee Members also include: Sat Bir Khalsa, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; Tamar Mendelson, Ph.D., Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University; Yoga in the School Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
      08/31/2015-08/31/2016
    • Board of Directors, Centre Buffalo: Day Treatment Center for Eating Disorder 2011- present
      06/10/2015-06/10/2015
    • ICHP Graduate Project $6,000 funding for student FAS Outcomes and Interventions- Student Itzel Iorduna
      06/10/2015-06/10/2015
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      Contact Information

      409 Baldy Hall
      North Campus
      Phone: (716) 645-1128
      cpcook@buffalo.edu