Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue
Jeff Cochran

Jeff Cochran, PhD

Professor, Department Head

Biography

Jeff and Nancy Cochran often teach, research, and write together, as well as share our lives and parent together. We also spend a great deal of time in sports and outdoor activities with our son, Erzhan.


Research

  • Child-centered play therapy
  • Counselor skill, confidence & personal development
  • At-risk children, youth & families
  • High-poverty schools
  • Person-centered & humanistic approaches to counseling

Education

  • PhD, Counseling, Virginia Tech, 1996
  • MA, Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Appalachian State University, 1991
  • BS, History and Secondary Education, Appalachian State University, 1986
  • Download CV

Publications

Most recent book editions:

Cochran, J. L., & Cochran, N. H. (2021). The heart of counseling: Practical counseling skills through therapeutic relationships (3rd ed). NY: Routledge.

Cochran, N. H., Nordling, W., & Cochran, J.L. (2010). Child-centered play therapy: A practical guide to developing therapeutic relationships with children. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Jeff Cochran

Contact Information

  • 526 Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Blvd.
  • Phone: 865-974-4178
  • E-mail: jcochr11@utk.edu