Sam V. Cochran, Ph.D.
Director, University Counseling Service
1983 - University of Missouri-Columbia, Counseling Psychology
Clinical/Counseling Interests: I would call myself an integrationist with leanings toward existential, behavioral, cognitive, and third wave (ACT, Mindfulness, DBT) therapies. I work to help clients define problems and develop strategies for solving them through questioning, support, challenge, empowerment, and advocacy. Gender, social class, and (dis)ability are salient person variable in my work and I like to work with any person who is working to integrate aspects of these variables into her or his identity.
Multicultural Interests: My main multicultural interests lie in the intersections of gender and social class and how these impact identity. In addition, I am interested in community-based work in the area of violence prevention with particular attention to prevention of suicide and to prevention of men's violence against women. I work in campus and community groups devoted to advancing evidence based practices in these areas.
Outreach Interests: I like to provide outreach programs on UCS services, referrals, student mental health issues, coping with depression, coping with anxiety, men's issues.
Professional Affiliations: I am a fellow of the American Psychological Association, a member of the Iowa Psychological Association, and a member of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors.