Dr. A. Cara Cochran

A. Cara Cochran, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT

Associate Provost
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Chair, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology.

Office: 203-A Lee Roberson Center
Office Phone: 423-493-4260
Email: cochranc@tntemple.edu

 

Education


  • Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Th.M. - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. in General Studies - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.M. in Vocal Performance - University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • B.A. in Music Education - Southern Wesleyan University
  • B.S. in Church Music - Southern Wesleyan University
 

Academic Experience


  • Liberty University Online – Instructional Faculty - 2011-2012
  • Richmont Graduate University - Assistant Academic Dean, Associate Professor, July, 2009 – July, 2011
  • Richmont Graduate University - Assistant Academic Dean and Assistant Professor, July 2005 – June, 2009
  • Richmont Graduate University - Assistant to the Academic Dean and Instructor, January, 2004 – June, 2005
  • NOBTS - Adjunct Faculty – Department of Psychology and School of Music - 1998, 2003
  • Pickens County School System , SC - Adult Education Teacher, 1991-1997
  • Clemson University - Adjunct Voice Faculty – Department of Music – 1990-1992
 

Teaching and Professional Specializations


  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Integrative Theology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
 

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • Individual, Marital and Family Therapist, June, 1999 – present
  • Supervisor, Masters level interns, January, 2001 – present
  • Supervisor, Post-Masters interns, November 2009 - present
  • Supervisor, Clinical Pastoral Training Program, (part-time), Southeast Louisiana Hospital, Mandeville, LA.
 

Professional Credentials and Affiliations


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (MHSP) # 1816 – Tennessee Health Related Boards
  • Licensed Marital and Family Therapist # 620 – Tennessee Health Related Boards
  • National Certified Counselor # 207395
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor # 830 = Center for Credentialing and Education
  • Christian Association of Psychological Studies
  • Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
 

Publications


  • Cochran, C., & Coyle, P.A., (2004), “Rewriting your family story,” in Interpersonal relationship skills for ministers. J.C. Bozeman & A. Smith, eds. Pelican.
  • Cochran, C. (2005), Theological integration in counselor education: An analysis of knowledge and application of students of the Psychological Studies Institute, Dissertation, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Cochran, C. (2007), Why theology? The relevance of theological foundations to clinical practice, Edification: Society for Christian psychology, 2(9-12).
  • Cochran, C. (2011)[Review of the book, The triumph of God over evil: Theodicy for a world of suffering]. Edification: Society for Christian psychology, 5(73-76).
 

Professional Presentations


  • Cochran, C. (2009, November 23). Supervision 101: Laying the practical foundations for excellence as a clinical supervisor. Tennessee Counseling Association State Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Cochran, C., (2010, March 20). Before you supervise: Laying the practical foundations for excellence as a clinical supervisor. American Counseling Association National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cochran, C. (2011, April 2). Clinical supervision: Practical foundations for excellence [poster presentation]. Christian Association for Psychological Studies, National Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Coyle, P., Cochran, C., Roudkovski, M., (2010, September 25). What healthy families can teach marriage & family therapists. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, National Conference, Atlanta, GA.
 

Ministry and Community Presentations


  • Cochran, C. (2003, November 9), Leadership Training, Celebrate Recovery Celebration Church, Metarie LA.
  • Cochran, C. (2010, May 13), Just a spoonful of sugar: Finding joy, fun, and purpose in serving the patrons we love. Chattanooga Area Library Association, Annual Dinner, Collegedale, TN
  • Cochran, C. (2012, July 29). Healthy families: Committed, connected, and resilient. Ridgedale Baptist Church, Launch, Chattanooga, TN
  • Cochran, C. (2013, January 27) Mythbusters: What you always wanted to know about Christian counseling but were afraid to ask. Ridgedale Baptist Church, Hot topics with hot chocolate. Chattanooga, TN.