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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.

We also run the REACH Project, which is a multi-systemic, school-based mental health counseling intervention for very high risk children and families. The service-research project features child-centered play therapy to turn around the lives of troubled children and families.


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
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Publications

Brooks, T. P., & Cochran, J. L. (2016). The core conditions in counseling chronically undecided career decision-makers. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 16, 1-14. doi.org/10.1080/14779757.2016.1179216

Cochran, J. L., & Cochran, N. H. (2015). The heart of counseling: Counseling skills through therapeutic relationships (2nd ed). NY: Routledge.

Jeff Cochran

Contact Information

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