Dr. Cook is a BICA-certified trainer for the following topics:

  • Transforming Behavior: Training Parents and Kids Together (A Demonstration Workshop of an Evidence Based, Manualized, Group Intervention of Parent and Psychosocial Skills Training for School Aged Children)

Dr. Cook also provides customized training including, but not limited to, the following subject areas:

  • Parenting Challenging Kids
  • Psychosocial Skills Training for Children
  • Psychopharmacology
  • School-based Behavioral Approaches for Disruptive Children
  • ADHD
  • Adolescent Suicide

About Mary

From 2005-2015, Mary Nord Cook, MD, held the rank of Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Colorado School of Medicine and served as the Medical Director of Outpatient Services for the Department of Psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO). In July 2015, she left her prior positions, to assume new roles as the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director for EMPOWER, a first of its kind, Non-Profit {501(3)(c)} Center of Excellence in Family Behavioral Health, she helped found. She has been extensively involved in the training of medical students, psychology and social work graduate students, along with psychiatry residents. She specializes in working with families presenting with youngsters who’ve been diagnosed with Disruptive Behavior and Mood Disorders.

Dr. Cook received her bachelor’s degree (Psychology) with Honors, from the University of Michigan and her doctoral degree (Medicine) from Wayne State University. She completed her General Psychiatry Residency at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego and her Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training at the University of California, San Diego.

Publications

Peer Reviewed:

2012  Cook, M., Crisostomo, P., Simpson, T., Williams, J., Wamboldt, M. (2012).  Effectiveness of an Intensive Outpatient Program for Disruptive Children:  Initial Findings.  Community Mental Health, Dec 2012.
2012  Cook, M. (2012).  Book review (invited) for Dulcan’s textbook of child and adolescent psychiatry.  Journal of the American Psychiatric Association, May 2012.
2009  Cook, M. , Peterson, J., Sheldon, C (2009). Adolescent depression: An update and guide to clinical decision making.  Psychiatry 2009, 6 (9), pp. 17-31.
2000 Cook, M.  (2000). Challenging foster care as the only response system. The National Organization of Forensic Social Work Newsletter, Vol. IV, Issue 3, Summer 2000.
1997  Cook, M.  (1997). The effect of personality profiles on relapse rates of alcoholics.  Navy Medicine, May/June 1997 issue.

Non Peer Reviewed:
2009  Cook, M.  (2009). New intensive outpatient psychiatry program launches.  Practice Update, The Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dec 2009.
2008 Cook, M. , & Williams, J. (2008). Parenting approaches for challenging kids (PACK). The Group Psychologist, 18 (2), pp. 23-24.
2008 Cook, M. (2008), Practice parameter for the assessment of the family: a concise overview, AACAP Newsletter, March 2008. Washington, D.C., American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
2006  Cook, M.  (2006). The launch of psychiatric specialty clinics and intensive outpatient psychiatry program at Denver children’s hospital.  CCAPS Newsletter, Autumn 2006.  Denver, CO:  Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society.
2005  Cook, M.  (2005). The disruptive or ADHD child: what to do when kids won’t sit still and be quiet. Focus on Exceptional Children. Denver, CO: Love Publishing.
2003  Cook, M.  (2003). Social skills training in the schools. Counseling and Human Development.  Denver, CO:  Love Publishing.
2003  Brasington, S, Cook, M. (2003). A retrospective chart review of weight change associated with atypical antipsychotics in children.  Unpublished manuscript.
2000 Cook, M.  (2000). The child-caregiver relationship:  implications for healthy and pathologic development. Unpublished manuscript.

Books and Monographs:

2012  Cook, M. (2012).  Transforming behavior:  Training parents and kids together. Copyrighted 2012, Baltimore, MD:  Brookes Publishing.

-This book contains treatment protocols, parent and child workbooks and therapist “tool boxes” for parent and psychosocial skills training for use in routine and intensive outpatient psychiatric programs, for youth with severe emotional disturbances

2004  Cook, M.  (2004).Counseling kids with emotional and behavioral problems in the schools.  Denver, CO:  Love Publishing.

-This book presents practical interventions for use by school counselors in managing children with emotional and behavior problems in the school setting

2001  Cook, M.  (2001). The impact of separating children from caregivers:  implications for out of home placement and suggestions for alternatives. San Diego, CA:  Juvenile Court of San Diego County.

-This was a court monograph prepared at the request of Presiding Juvenile Court Judge for the purposes of training judges.

Book Chapters:

2011   Cook, M. , Peterson, J. (2011). Adolescent depression and suicidal ideation chapter. 5th edition of Berman’s pediatric decision making. Philadelphia: Lippincott, William & Wilkins.

2011   Cook, M. , Peterson, J. (2011). Adolescent substance abuse chapter. 5th edition of Berman’s pediatric decision making. Philadelphia: Lippincott, William & Wilkins.

Practice Parameters:

2010 Contributed to research for development of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameter on Family Interventions (pending), lead authors Allan Josephson, MD, John Sargent, MD

-Performed and summarized literature review for family treatments for youth with substance use disorders, October 2010.

2010  Contributed to research for development of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameter on Family Interventions (pending), lead authors Allan Josephson, MD, John Sargent, MD

-Performed and summarized literature review for family treatments for youth with medical illness, October 2010.
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