Internships and Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training
*Research Assistant in the Child Development Unit to Brazelton Fellow
Children's Hospital Medical Center
Boston, Mass. 02115
Study of premature infants in neonatal intensive care unit.
Infant observation and assessment.
Family Development Study
Children's Hospital Medical Center Boston, Mass. 02115 Design of longitudinal study of developmental consequences of child abuse. Data analysis. Psychological evaluation of children.
Martha's Vineyard Child Heath Survey
Dept. of Psychiatry
Children's Hospital Medical Center Boston, Mass. 02115
Psychiatric epidemiologic survey of behavior problems among young children and family life stress. Data analysis. Interviewing. Design of research instruments and methods.
to the Massachusetts State Legislature Joint Committee on Human Services Boston, Mass. 02115
Analysed impact of proposed changes in child abuse reporting law.
*Special Needs Teacher Washington County Children's Program
Intervention with high risk children and their
families. Developmental evaluation of children.
Developed project slide tape
Co-authored book ”Helping Children Grow. Organized parent cooperative preschool.
*Interviewer Emma Willard Adolescent Girls Project
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, Mass. 02138
Dr. Carol Gilligan, Investigator
Study of adolescent females and their sense of identity, morality and relationship.
Author of study-related paper.
*Consultant to Maine State Department of Education
Evaluation of statewide program to enroll homeless adolescents in school.
*Consultant with the Scarborough ME. School Department Evaluation of parents' views and childrens' ability in ungraded, multi-age and standard second grade classrooms.
*Consultant in Union 51/ Windsor, Maine
In-service training about preschool screening psychological evaluation of young children.
PRE- and POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING
Psychological and Educational Services
Casco Bay Substance Abuse Resource Center Portland, Maine 04103 Substance Abuse and Psychotherapy interventions.=
Sweetser Children's Services Saco, Maine
Somerville Community Health Center/ Cambrdige City Hospital Affiliate
Clinical Intervention with children and adults. Substance-abuse treatment. Evaluation. Psychotherapy. Adult women and men. Teens. Children.
Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program for teenagers w/acute psychiatric illness
Jackson Brook Institute, South Portland, Me. (now: Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, ME.) Supervisor: Dr. Peter Donnelly (now in Private Practice, South Portland, Maine)
Jackson Brook Institute/ Child-Adolescent Unit
South Portland, Maine
Academic Courses Taught (Adjunct/ Temporary Appointments)
*Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
Moral Development under Dr. Carol Gilligan
*University of Southern Maine (Adjunct/ Temporary appointments)
(# times taught)
Adult Development (3)
Psychological Measurement and Evaluation (3)
Adolescent Development (3)
Lifespan Development I (2)
Human Growth and Development (15)
Research Methods and Techniques (2)
Psychology of Women (3)
Child Development (5)
Social Psychology (2)
Violence and Aggression (1)
Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale
(reliability established by Dr. Kevin Nugent) ;
Weschler Intelligence Scales;
Rorschach (Exner Comprehensive Scoring System);
Thematic Apperception test (TAT);
McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities;
Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (reached Reliability);
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test;
Newberger Parental Awareness Measure (100 + interviews/scored);
Bayley Developmental Scales and
Roberts Apperception Test
1992 - 1994 Board Member and Secretary of Board of Directors Center for Grieving Children, Portland, ME
1990-1991 Aid to Families with Dependent Children Advisor Council Facilitator Lewiston-Auburn area
Cook, Susan. A Sense of Belonging, A Sense of Place: the Child In the Family and the Perspective Take. Dissertation. Harvard University. 1986
Earls, Felton and Cook, Susan (Summer 1983). Play observations of three year old children and their relationship to parental reports of behavior problems and temperament characteristics. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 13 (4), 225-232
Newberger, Carolyn and Cook, Susan (July 1983). Parental awareness and child abuse: A Cognitive developmental analysis of urban and rural samples. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 53 (3), 512-522. Referenced in The Developing Child, 5th edition, by Helen Bee.
Average Copay/Coinsurance (per session): $20 - $30
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account
Accepted Insurance Plans
Any available in Maine
BlueCross and BlueShield
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