Stewart Cooper

Stewart Cooper, Ph.D.

Stewart Cooper Director of Counseling Services and Professor of Psychology 219.464.5002 Counseling Services


Stewart Cooper joined the Valparaiso University faculty in 1987.  He currently serves the University as the Director of Counseling Services (the Counseling Center and both the alcohol and drug misuse and sexual assault prevention offices) and as a professor within the psychology department. Professor Cooper’s professional development has followed the scientist/practitioner model of combining teaching, research, and scholarship with clinical practice. Professor Cooper stays physically active by swimming, biking, and conditioning. He enjoys both aesthetic and pop-cultural activities, a variety of music, and international travel. Participation in the promotion and development of psychology as a discipline and a profession is a main passion for Dr. Cooper. He has served on numerous Divisional and National leadership roles within the American Psychological Association, including a recent term on its Board of Directors.


B.A. (Psychology) – Indiana University
M.S. (Counseling) – Indiana University
Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) – Indiana University (1981)

Courses Taught
  • COUN 662: Counseling Processes
  • COUN 667: Treatment of Addictive Disorders
  • COUN 668: Group Therapy
  • COUN 691: Consultation Theory and Practice
  • PSY 445: Health Psychology
Research Interests

Professor Cooper’s research has focused on the application of multivariate perspectives and methods to a number of diverse counseling psychology topics.  Areas where he has published books, book chapters, or several articles are college mental health services, psychometric analyses, substance abuse, dual career issues, consultation practice and sexual dysfunctions and therapy.

Selected Recent Contributions

Cooper, S. E., & Lowman, R. L (2018). Ethical Issues in Psychological Consultation. In M.M. Leach & E. R. Welfel (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of applied psychological ethics. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Lowman, R. L., & Cooper, S. E. (2017) The ethical practice of consulting psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Cooper, S. E., & Dranger, P. N. (2017). Building a culture of respect across genders: Eliminating campus sexual misconduct. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy31, 1-22.

Rowland, D. L., & Cooper, S. E. (2017). Treating men’s organsmic difficulties. In Z. D. Patterson (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Sex Therapy. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Cooper, S. E., & Shullman, S. L. (2012).  Counseling psychologists as consultants. In Jo-Ida Hansen and Elizabeth Altmaier (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Counseling Psychology, New York: Oxford University Press.

Cooper, S. E., Newman, J. L., & Fuqua, D. R. (2012). Counseling psychologists as consultants. In Nadya A Fouad (Ed.), APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology. Washington, DC: APA Books.

Cooper, S. E. (2017). A primer on college student substance use disorders screening, assessment, and treatment planning. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy31, 1-17.

Cooper, S. E. & Neal, C. (2015). Consultants’ use of telepractice: Practitioner survey, issues, and resources. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research.

Rowland, D. & Cooper, S. E. (2015). Treating men’s orgasmic difficulties. In The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Sex Therapy, Zoe Peterson, Ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Cooper, S. E. (2013). Special Issue on International Organizational Consultation. Consulting Psychology Journal, 64,243-344.

Cooper, S. E. (2014). DSM-5, ICD-10, ICD-11, the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, and Person-centered Integrative Diagnosis: An overview for college mental health therapists, Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.

Cooper, S. E., Owen-Niederberg, A., & Wanek, R. (2013). Successfully restructuring the executive leadership team: A case study in change management. Consulting Psychology Journal, 65,164-175.


Board certification in both counseling and consulting psychology

Fellow in the APA divisions of counseling psychology, psychotherapy, and consulting psychology

The Family Professional Award Recipient of the Year from the Indiana Family Relations Council (1990)

The Society of Consulting Psychology Service Award (2010)

An American Psychological Association Presidential Citation (2015)

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association