Stewart Cooper, Ph.D.

Director of Counseling Services and Professor of Psychology

Counseling Services
219.464.5002
stewart.cooper@valpo.edu

Biography

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 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.

Education

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 Contributions

Lowman, R. L., & Cooper, S. E. (2017) The Ethical Practice of Consulting Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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.

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., & 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.

Cooper, S. E. (2013). Special Issue on International Organizational Consultation. Consulting Psychology Journal, 64, 243-344.

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.

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.

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

Cooper, S. E. (2017). A primer on college student substance use disorders screening, assessment, and treatment planning. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 31, 1-17.

Cooper, S. E., & Dranger, P. N. (2017). Building a culture of respect across genders: Eliminating campus sexual misconduct. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 31, 1-22.

Recognitions

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)

Memberships

American Psychological Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association

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