Faculty/Staff Directory

Jeff Cook, PhD

Associate Professor of Counseling

Jeff Cook joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 2020. He holds a PhD in Counseling from Oregon State University, an MA in Counseling in 2006 from George Fox Univeristy, an MDiv from Denver Seminary, and a BA in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine. 

Jeff served for 12 years in pastoral ministry, prior to transitioning into private practice working with couples, families, and individuals, many of whom were healing from the effects of childhood trauma. He has taught at Saint Mary’s College of California, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington.

He has maintained a private practice since 2006 and continues to grow as both a clinician and instructor, and served as clinical director at both the University of Wisconsin and Northwest University. Jeff has published a series of book chapters and articles in the areas of spiritual development, intersubjective systems theory, and emotion regulation.

He is married to Heidi, who shares his love for the outdoors and the life of the mind. They are blessed with four children: Aspen, Chloe, Sierra, and Kilian. He enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, and coaching high school cross country and track and field.

  • Review of “Does the COVID-19 pandemic impact parents’ and adolescents’ well-being”? Journal of Youth Ministry, Spring 2021, Vol. 19, No. 1. Cook, J.
  • Stauffer, M., Cook, J., Trippany-Simmons, R., & Rush-Wilson, T. (2016). The Many Facets of Human Development: Spiritual and Moral Developmental Theories. In S. Mark & D. Capuzzi (Eds.) Human growth and development across the lifespan: Applications for counselors. Wiley & Sons.
  • Blackley, S., & Cook, J. (2015). Drug-facilitated sexual assault: From distorted memory to an inability to forget. The Wisconsin Counseling Journal.
  • Cook, J.(2015). Intersubjectivity as a deepening of the counseling experience. The Wisconsin Counseling Journal.
  • Cook, J., & Rubel, D., & Pehrsson, D-E. (2013). Integrating emotion regulation into the selection and training of counselors. The Wisconsin Counseling Journal.
  • Thomas, S., & Cook, J. (2013). Family Crisis. In J. Sandoval (Eds). Handbook of crisis counseling, intervention, and prevention in the schools(3rd ed). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Jeffrey D. Cook, PhD, LMHC, LPC crisis counseling, intervention, and prevention in the schools (3rd ed). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Cook, J., Berquest, T., & Rubel, D. (2012). Measuring emotional regulation in pre-practicum and internship counselor-in-training: Using the Difficulties in Emotional Regulation Scale. Professional Issues in Counseling.
  • Cook, J., & Schamp, L. (2011). College career counseling: Traditional, hybrid and100% online Campuses. In D. Capuzzi, & M. Stauffer (Eds). Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Practices (2nd ed). Pearson.
Professional (Peer Reviewed) Presentations
  • Cook, J., & Ewe, E.(2021, October 6-10). Courageous teaching: A call to vulnerability and presence. ACES Conference, Atlanta, GA, United States. Conference acceptance rate: 60%.
  • Cook, J.,& Ewe, E.(2020, November 12-14). Courageous teaching: A call to vulnerability and presence. WACES Conference, Tucson, AZ, United States.(Conference canceled)
  • Cook, J. (2020, November 12–14). There and back again: The rhythm of practice and reflection. WACES Conference, Tucson, AZ, United States. (Conference canceled)
  • Cook, J., Anderton, C., & Smulski, R. (2019). Setting a strong clinical tone for your program: Training that internalizes the counseling process and promotes strong relational ethics. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Seattle, Washington.
  • Anderton, C, & Cook, J. (2015). Counselor educator heal thyself: The narrative of two counselor educators and m their use of reflection to increase culturally competent instruction. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Cook, J., Shea, M., & Fritz, N. (2015). An Intersubjective Approach to Couples Counseling. Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
  • Cook, J. (2014). The development of emotion regulation in pre-practicum counselors. Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Los Angeles, California.
  • Cook, J. (2014). Sacred trust: A call to today’s clinicians. Wisconsin Counseling Association. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Cook, J., & Vander Velden, E. (2014). Disengaged parents and the experience of shame. Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • Cook, J., Woodbridge, L., & Walmer, M. (2014). Spirituality in school counseling. Wisconsin School Counseling Association. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • McGlasson, T., & Cook, J. (2013). Sacred trust: A call to today’s clinicians to move beyond tolerance and authentically embrace their client’s religious and spiritual explorations. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Denver, Colorado.
  • Cook, J. & McGlasson, T. (2013). Practicum students intrapersonal functioning and its impact on the counseling encounter: A phenomenological study. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Denver, Colorado.
  • Cook, J., McGlasson, T., & Betters-Bubon, J. (2013). The supervision of graduate students working with shame-based clients: The supervisory relationship and shame conceptualized and personalized. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Denver, Colorado.
  • Cook, J., Rios, P., & Swartwout, A. (2013). Disengaged parenting and the experience of shame. Wisconsin School Counseling Association. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Cook, J., & Woodbridge, L. (2013). Conflict and crisis within the family system. Wisconsin School Counseling Association. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Cook, J., Thomas, S., & Heid, L. (2011). Relational approaches to working with resistance and rupture: Using case studies to promote self-reflection, professional development, and relational transformation among supervisors, therapists, and school counselors. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Nashville, Tennessee.
  • McGlasson, T., Cook, J., & Pehrsson, D-E. (2011). Andragogy in practice: Infusing clinical demonstrations across curriculum and applying co-constructive post-modern principles. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.  Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Wakefield, M.A., Harris, K., Pehrsson, D-E., Garner, D., & Cook, J. (2011). Embracing the future of counselor education’s leadership through the mentoring of our underrepresented leaders: What we know, what we do, and what we need to do. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Cook, J. (2010). Personal and professional implications of a non-oppressive voice. Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Sacramento, California.
  • Cook, J. (2010). Integrating the concept of emotion regulation into the selection and training of counselors. Western Association of Counselor Educators. Sacramento, California.
  • Cook, J., & McGlasson, T. (2008). Implications of a co-constructed relational field in the therapeutic space: Considerations for clinicians, supervisors and counselors. Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Palm Springs, California.
  • Rubel, D., Cook, J., McGlasson, T., & Schamp, L. (2008). Using the practice of multicultural group work: visions and perspectives from the field as a catalyst for developing the multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills of group work students: the experience of Oregon State University doctoral students. Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.
  • Palm Springs, California. Cook, J., & McGlasson, T. (2008). Implications of a co-constructed relational field in the therapeutic space: Considerations for clinicians, supervisors and counselors. North West Counselors. Portland, Oregon.
  • Cook, J., Doerksen, D., McGlasson, T., Schamp, L., Richards, J., & Kagume, D. (2008). A sequential doctoral class for an emerging program. Oregon Mental Health Professionals. Portland, Oregon.
  • Cook, J., O’Shea, K.M., & Wasylow, B. (2008). Collaboration or consternation? –Combining career counseling resources on a college campus. Poster presented at the Oregon Career Development Association’s 6thAnnual Spring Professional Development Institute and Awards Luncheon. Portland, Oregon.

Professional Presentations (Invitations)

  • The expansiveness of the gospel. Lakewood Christian Fellowship. Lakewood, Colorado. (June 2021).
  • The sovereignty of God. Lakewood Christian Fellowship. Lakewood, Colorado. (May 2021).
  • Trauma and high pressured high school students. Cornerstone Church. Bellevue, Washington. (2019).
  • Mental health for college students. Northwest University. Kirkland, Washington. (2019).
  • The art of professional counseling. Honors Psychology Lake Washington High School. Kirkland, Washington. (2019).
  • Relational psychotherapy and shame: Shame conceptualized (Part II). Pacific Behavioral Health. Bellevue, Washington. (2019).
  • Relational psychotherapy and shame: The therapeutic relationship(Part I). Pacific Behavioral Health. Bellevue, Washington. (2019).
  • Sacred trust: Responding to stroke victims. Oregon Veterans Home. The Dalles, Oregon. (2017).
  • Cook, J., & Anderton, C. (2016). Restorative justice: For higher education staff. University of Wisconsin –Whitewater. Whitewater, Wisconsin.
  • Taming “it”: Parents, students, and the school counselor. Wisconsin School Counselors. Whitewater, Wisconsin. (2016).
  • Suicide awareness. Whitewater High School. Whitewater, Wisconsin. (2016).
  • The experience of trauma. Richmond Partnership. Richmond, California. ( 2011).