J. Kelly Coker, PhD, LCMHC, QLS, BC-TMH, NCC

Palo Alto University Faculty Kelly J. Coker headshot

Position:

Professor; Associate Chair, MA Counseling Program; Faculty Director of Assessment and Student Learning Outcomes

Contact Information:

kcoker@paloaltou.edu

Programs:

Master's

Talks and Lectures:

The Consideration of Lifespan Development Through a Cultural and Contextual Lens. 80 Minute Panel Discussion. (Coker, Dixon-Saxon, Cannon & Roller). Accepted presentation for ACES Conference. Atlanta, GA. Oct. 2021

Translating Counseling Skills Training: Technology and Pedagogy for the Quality Virtual Classroom. 50 Minute Education Session. (Chen, Wathen, & Coker). Accepted presentation for ACES Conference. Atlanta, GA. Oct. 2021

The Past, Present, and Future of Online Counselor Education. Keynote Panel at the Counselor Education Distance Learning Conference (Snow, Coker, & Hinkle). Feb. 2021

Students' Experiences of In-person and Online Clinical Residencies: Outcomes from a qualitative study. Presented at the Counselor Education Distance Learning Conference (Chen, Coker, Sheperis & Wathen). Feb. 2021

Distance Counselor Education: Past, Present, and Future Presentation for ACES National Conference Seattle, WA (Coker & Snow). Oct. 2020

Distance Counselor Education: Past, Present and Future Accepted Presentation for ACES National Conference Seattle, WA (Coker & Snow). Oct. 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), April 2019

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. Nov. 2018

Student Learning Outcomes: Necessary but not Sufficient Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) conference. (Sheperis & Coker)
Richmond, VA, Sept. 2018

 

 

Selected Publications:

Simmons, R., Coker, J. K., Hanks, B., Sheperis, D., & Bohecker, L., (2021). Mothering identity experiences: A backwards glance. The
Family Journal, 1-9.

Coker, J. K., Snow, W., & Hinkle, S. (2021). The past, present and future of online counselor education. Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision, 1(1), 39-41.

Chen, S. Y., Coker, J. K., Wathen, C., & Sheperis, D. (2021). Effects of clinical skills training: Technology and pedagogy for the quality virtual classroom. Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision, 1(1) 49-52.

Ju, J., Merrell-James, R., Coker, J. K., Ghoston, M., Casado Perez, J., & Field, T. (2020). Recruiting, supporting, retaining underrepresented doctoral students from diverse backgrounds. The Professional Counselor, 10(4), 581-602.

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.

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

 

Websites and Other Relevant Links:

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) www.cacrep.org

PAU Department of Counseling Homepage https://www.paloaltou.edu/graduate-programs/masters-programs/ma-counseling