University at Buffalo

Catherine P. Cook-Cottone

Catherine P. Cook-Cottone

Director, Advanced Certificate in Mindful Counseling

Professor

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


Specialty/Research Focus

Addictions; 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:
  • PhD, University at Buffalo (1997)
  • MS, State University of New York at Oswego (1993)
  • BS, Utica College of Syracuse University (1989)
Awards and Honors:
  • Citizen Psychologist Citation Award; American Psychological Association; 2019-04-08;
  • Good Karma Award for Research; 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; 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;
Recent Publications:
Book:
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2020). Positive embodiment and the eating disordered client: The body as a resource for recovery. New York, NY: Norton.
Book Chapter:
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2019). Brain integration, embodied mindfulness, and movement-based approaches to facilitate positive body image and embodiment. In Tracy Tylka & Niva Piran (Eds.). Handbook of Body Image and Embodiment. (pp. 337-347) Oxford University Press, New York, NY.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2019). Mindful attunement. In Tracy Tylka & Niva Piran (Eds.). Handbook of Body Image and Embodiment. (pp. 68-79) Oxford University Press, New York, NY.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2019). Mindful Self-Care and Positive Body Image: Mindfulness, Yoga, and Actionable Tools for Positive Embodiment. In E. Daniels, M. Gillen, & C. Markey (Eds.), The body positive: Understanding and improving body image in science and practice. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2019). 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
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2020). Mindful Self-Care: Integrating Mindfulness and Mission into Personal and Professional Self-Care. Continuing Education Workshop. COVID-19 Webinar.;
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (June, 2019). Yoga and Mindfulness as self-care for the helping professional. Current Topics in Mental Health for Nurse Practitioners. University at Buffalo, Medical Campus, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (October, 2018). Research 101: Get your program research ready. The National Kids Yoga Conference. Alexandria, VA.;
Conferences:
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Guyker, W. (2019). Mindful Self-Care: Integrating Mindfulness and Mission Into Personal and Professional Self-Care. Continuing Education Workshop. American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Washington, DC.;
  • Cox, A.E., Ullrich-French, S., Cook-Cottone, C., Tylka, T., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Garcia, V., & Culver, A. (2020, June). Examining the effects of mindfulness-based yoga instruction on positive embodiment and affective responses. Paper presented at the Virtual North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) Annual Convention.;
Recent 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)
Sponsored Research:
  • “Investigation of the effectiveness of the Mind Body Wellbeing Program in Kigali Rwanda.”; Foundation and Research Organization; Africa Yoga Project in Partnership with Kate Spade; Continuing; (05/20/2019-12/31/2022)
Contract:
  • VA Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Granted Program; Federal; Veterans Administration; Awarded; (05/20/2020-05/20/2020)
  • 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)
Recent 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
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
  • ICHP Graduate Project $6,000 funding for student FAS Outcomes and Interventions- Student Itzel Iorduna
    06/10/2015-06/10/2015
Recent Editorships:
Editorship:
  • Co-Editor-in-Cheif; Eating Disorders: Journal of Prevention and Treatment
    01/01/2017-05/20/2020
  • Associate Editor; International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    01/01/2017-05/20/2020
  • Associate Editor; Eating Disorders: Journal of Prevention and Treatment
    01/01/2015-12/31/2016
  • Editorial Board Member; Body Image
    01/01/2014-05/20/2020

Contact Information

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