UMass Boston

Amy Cook

Counseling & School Psychology
Department Chairman
Wheatley Hall Floor 02


PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Connecticut

Additional Information

Amy L. Cook, Ph.D. is an associate professor and the Department Chair of the Counseling and School Psychology Department, College of Education and Human Development, at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Connecticut Storrs. She has worked in urban schools and community mental health organizations, providing counseling services to students and families. Dr. Cook's research team, Supporting Equity & Access for Social Emotional Learning (SEASEL), explores the development and implementation of transformative practices that promote youth development and equity-oriented outcomes largely via community-engaged participatory research with youth and educators in partner schools and organizations. Dr. Cook teaches courses in collaborative consultation in schools; professional, ethical, and legal issues; sociocultural considerations in counseling; research in counseling and psychology, and practicum. Through her teaching, she incorporates community engagement and scholarly research outcomes that prepare graduate students to implement transformative programming and practices that elevate the voices and social-emotional lives of youth. 

She also serves as co-PI on Project Teachers Learning with Counselors (TLC), a personnel preparation grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, along with Kristin Murphy, Ph.D. (PI), Chris Denning, Ph.D. (co-PI), and Laura Hayden, Ed.D. (co-PI). Project TLC focuses on providing interdisciplinary preparation of master’s level candidates across Special Education and School Adjustment Counseling programs, with a focus on incorporating transformative social-emotional learning training to master’s scholars that support academic outcomes for children with emotional and behavioral disorders. 

Her scholarly works can be found at and her CV can be found here.