Jeffrey Cook Assistant Professor

  • Office Location: Winther
  • Phone: (262) 472-1960
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  • Department(s): Counselor Education
Jeffrey Cook

Education: Ph.D. in Counseling from Oregon State University

Certification and Licenses: Licensed professional counselor, Wisconsin; Licensed professional counselor, Oregon

Clinical Areas of Interest: Marriage/Family & Partner counseling; Shame; Childhood abuse and trauma; Mid-life transitions; Spiritual identity and identity development; Spritual abuse; Anxiety and depression

Research Areas of Interest: Emotion regulation; Intersubjective systems; Shame; Trauma; Family systems; Spiritual identity

Service Work – University/Community:  Editorial review board member, Professional Issues in Counseling; Graduate council; COEPS Graduate Councils Program; Professional Development Chair, Wisconsin Counseling Association; Ordained minister, pulpit supply; Recreational soccer coach.

Teaching Philosophy:  I believe it is my responsibility to host a welcoming environment that encourages reflection, growth, and a class experience that is socially constructed in an effort to honors all voices and lived experience. I believe counselor education is ideally suited for the incorporation of clinical experience into class experience in a manner that invites both the personal and professional development of all involved in an effort to prepare effective counselors for a just society.

Interests Outside of School: Exploring the great outdoors with my 4-children and partner including: hiking, camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, & whitewater kayaking.

And a strenuous run, a strong cup of coffee, and reflective reading is always a wonderful way to start my day.

Favorite Quote: 

There must be a time of day when the man who

makes plans forgets his plans,

and acts as if he had no plans at all.


There must be a time of day when the man who has

 to speak falls very silent.

And his mind forms no more propositions,

and he asks himself:

Did they have a meaning?


There must be a time

 when the man of prayer goes to pray

 as if it were the first time in his life

 he had ever prayed,

when the man of resolutions puts his

 resolutions aside

 as if they had all been broken,

and he learns a different wisdom:


Distinguishing the sun from the moon,

the stars from the darkness,

the sea from the dry land,

and the night sky from the shoulder of a hill.


                                                             ~Thomas Merton