University at Buffalo

Catherine P. Cook-Cottone

Catherine P. Cook-Cottone

Director, Advanced Certificate in Mindful Counseling

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:
  • PhD, University at Buffalo (1997)
  • MS, State University of New York at Oswego (1993)
  • BS, Utica College of Syracuse University (1989)
Awards and Honors:
  • 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;
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:
  • 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.
  • 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
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:
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.;
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.;
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