Brian P. Cole, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor; Practicum Coordinator
Dr. Cole's research focuses on Men & Masculinity, clinical applications of Positive Psychology, & Post-Traumatic Growth.
Dr. Cole received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013. He completed his doctoral
internship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Counseling Center
where he received specialized training in projective assessment and
multicultural issues in psychological assessment.
Dr. Cole’s research interests include the areas of men and
masculinity (e.g., mental health, gender socialization, and help-seeking
behaviors) and clinical applications of positive psychology (e.g., hope
and well-being therapy, positive social media, and strength
based-counseling) with an emphasis on multiculturalism and social
justice. Dr. Cole is an active member of the Society of Counseling
Psychology (APA Division 17), the Society for the Psychological Study of
Men and Masculinity (APA Division 51), the American Men's Studies
Association, and the International Positive Psychology Association. Dr.
Cole also serves as the Practicum Coordinator for the Counseling
Psychology Doctoral Program and is currently pursuing licensure in New
York and New Jersey.
- Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- M.S. Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas
- 2013-Present: Research Representative- APA Society of Counseling Psychology Section on Positive Psychology
- 2012: Student Award for Distinguished Contributions to Positive Psychology; APA Division 17 Section on Positive Psychology