Theresa Kearns Cooper, PsyD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Degree: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Research Interests: Suicidality, Microaggressions, Multiculturalism
Courses Taught: General Psychology, Intro to Psychology, Child Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Psychology of African-Americans, Ethics in Psychology, Psychology in the Urban Environment, Research Seminar: APA Writing, Psychometrics
Professional Memberships: APA, Psi Chi, SEPA
Recent Publications and/or Creative Works:
Kearns-Cooper, T. and Gettis A. (in print). Regarding Change vs. Stability, In Developmental Psychology: How the Mind Grows and Changes over a Lifetime, 3 volumes. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood
Kearns-Cooper, T., Banks, P., Bologna, E., Arnold, T. (2016, March). Beyond being Clinically Competent: Cultural Competencies and Cultural Humility. A presentation to be presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in New Orleans, LA.
Fisher, J, Davis, A., Sims, M., Reese-Smith, J., Williams, B., Kearns-Cooper, T., Moreland, C. (2016, February). Racial Discrimination, Mental Health Lifestyles, and Racial Identity Among African American Adults: Directions for Research and Clinical Applications. To be presented at the National Association of African American Studies, 24th Joint National Conference.
Dawkins, M. R., Laikin, A., & Kearns-Cooper, T. (2015, August). Myths Regarding Suicide: Literature Review, What we know and how it relates to suicide prevention. Paper Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.
Kearns-Cooper, T.S., Davis, A., Dawkins, M., Farah, N., Williams, S. (2015, February). The Cultural Considerations to Suicide Attempts of African Americans: The Postulation of Creating A Culture Specific Risk Assessment. MS Academy of Science. Mississippi.
Kearns, T.S. & Jones, C.J. (2005).A Family Affair: Thoughts Flowing From The Soul, A Mother & Son’s Poetic Vessel. Medea Publishing. Jackson Mississippi. *Poetic inferences of a mother and son dealing with the various aspects of Asperger’s Disorder”
Ongoing/Future Publications and/or Creative Works:
Kearns-Cooper, T.S. (2020, April). Changing Perspectives of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. A presentation to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in New Orleans, LA.