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., & Vujnovic, R. (2019). Mindfulness workbook for anxious kids: Emotion regulation activities to help you cope with anxiety, panic, stress and worry. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.
Journal Article:
  • Borden, A., & Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2020). Yoga and eating disorder prevention and treatment: A comprehensive review and meta-analysis. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 28, 400-437.
  • Cox, A. E., Ullrich-French, S., Cook-Cottone, C. P., Tylka, T. L., & Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2020). Examining the effects of mindfulness-based yoga instruction in positive embodiment and affective responses. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 28, 458-475.
  • Perey, I., & Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2020). Eating disorders, embodiment, and yoga: A conceptual overview. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 28, 315-329.
  • 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.
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2020, March). Mindful; Self-Care as a pathway to positive embodiment: Substance use and recovery. WNY Rural Area Health Education Center (Rural AHEC), Warsaw, NY.;
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2020, November). Self-Care for First Responders and Healthcare Professionals. Providing Healthcare in a Pandemic Conference. Rural Health Education Center. Online.;
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2021, February). Yoga as a pathway to embodiment for those with Eating Disorders. Give Back Yoga Foundation. Online;
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P. (January, 2021). Eating disorders: How yoga teachers can help with Chelsea Roff. Yoga Alliance. online.;
  • Cook-Cottone, C. P., & Roff, C. (2021, April). Eating disorders; Mindfulness and yoga for presentation and recovery. American Psychological Association. Online.;
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:
  • Associate Editor; International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    01/01/2017-05/20/2020
  • Co-Editor-in-Cheif; Eating Disorders: Journal of Prevention and Treatment
    01/01/2017-12/31/2023
  • 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