J. Kelly Coker, Ph.D., LCMHC, QLS, BC-TMH, NCC

Palo Alto University Faculty Kelly J. Coker headshot
Email Address: 
Program Director & CACREP Liaison
Faculty Director of Assessment and Student Learning Outcomes

Faculty Program(s): 

Department of Counseling, M.A. in Counseling Programs (CMHC, MFC)

Talks & Lectures: 
Oct. 2019

Distance Counselor Education: Past, Present and Future Accepted Presentation for ACES National Conference Seattle, WA (Coker & Snow)

April 2019 Transparent counseling pedagogy (TCP) and other best- practices for techniques-based courses Presentation for CMHC and Beyond Virtual Conference-The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Virtual (Coker & Thompson)
Nov. 2018

Measuring student learning in CACREP accredited counseling programs: Beginning with the end in mind Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) conference. (Coker & Sheperis)

Santa Rose, CA 

Sept. 2018

Student Learning Outcomes: Necessary but not Sufficient Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) conference. (Sheperis & Coker)

Richmond, VA


Websites and Other Relevant Links: 
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) www.cacrep.org
Selected Publications: 

Snow, W.H. & Coker, J. K., (2020).  Distance education: Past, present and future.  The Professional Counselor, 10(1), 40-56.

Sheperis, D., Coker, J. K., Haag, E., & Salem-Peace, F. (2020). Online counselor education: A student-faculty collaboration. The Professional Counselor, 10(1), 133-143.

Coker, J. K. & Dixon-Saxon, S. (2020).  Counseling in clinical mental health and private practice settings.  In D. Capuzzi and D. R. Gross (Eds.).  Introduction to the Counseling Profession (8th ed.).  New York, NY:  Routledge.

Dixon-Saxon, S. & Coker, J. K. (2019).  Stress and trauma:  Coping in today’s society.  In D. Capuzzi and D. R. Gross (Eds.). Youth at Risk:  A Prevention Resource for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents (7th ed).  Alexandria, VA: .American Counseling Association.

Coker, J. K., & Dixon-Saxon, S. (2019).  Curriculum development in counselor education.  In L. R. Haddock and J. S. Whitman (Eds).  Preparing the Educator in Counselor Education:  A Comprehensive Guide to Building Knowledge and Developing Skills.  New York, NY:  Routledge.

Russo, J., Coker, J. K., King, J. H. (2017).  DSM-5 and Family Systems.  New York, NY:  Springer Publishing Company.


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