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Faculty Image Bryan Cochran
Office: Skaggs Bldg 143 (through the main office)
Phone: (406) 243-2391
Email: bryan.cochran@umontana.edu

 

Current Position:

Associate Professor of Psychology

Director of Clinical Training 

Description:

My primary area of research interest is in the health correlates of being part of a stigmatized minority group. Specifically, I have studied substance use disorders and other mental health conditions among LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) individuals and homeless adolescent populations. My work is framed within a contextual model that takes into account the unique experiences of identifying as part of a marginalized segment of society.

As a practitioner, I work with adult clients who present with a variety of behavior disorders as well as problems in living. I am a relationship-oriented therapist who draws upon evidence-based approaches when applicable to the particular client’s problem.

Information Regarding Current Graduate Students:

My current research lab consists of four graduate students: Robert Enoch is a doctoral candidate who is on internship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Nick Livingston is a fourth-year graduate student at UM, and Katie Oost is a third-year graduate student. Hillary Gleason, our newest lab member, is in her second year of the program. In the presentation and publication list below, graduate students co-authors and co-presenters are in bold, and undergraduate students in italics.

Notice to Applicants for the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology:

At this point, I do plan on taking a graduate student for the 2015 admissions cycle. Applications will be reviewed shortly after the 12/1 due date. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have further questions at bryan.cochran@umontana.edu

Office Hours:

For Summer, 2014, I am available most days by appointment. 

Field Of Study:

Substance abuse and dependence; prescription drug misuse; LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) issues; psychotherapy process; cognitive behavioral treatment; relationship-oriented psychotherapy

Courses:

Psychology 340 – Abnormal Psychology; Psychology 378 - Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology; Psychology 510 - Trends in Psychological Research;

Psychology 511 - Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology; Psychology 532 – Advanced Psychopathology; Psychology 534 - Advanced Clinical Practicum;

Psychology 631 - Interventions: Substance Misuse; Psychology 631 - Interventions: LGBT Issues; WGS 463 - Women and Gender Studies Capstone

Autumn 2014: Psyx 340, Psyx 511, and Psyx 532

Education:

Ph.D., University of Washington, 2003 (clinical internship at the VA Medical Affairs - Seattle division completed 2003)
M.S., University of Washington, 2000
B.S., Furman University, 1996

Affiliations:

American Psychological Association

Montana Psychological Association

American Public Health Association

The Rockway Institute

The Trevor Project, Mental Health Advisory Board Member

Specialized Skills:

Current Editorial Board Member:

Journal of LGBT Youth

Peer Reviewer (regular or recent reviewer of manuscripts for the following journals):

Addiction, American Journal of Public Health, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of LGBT Health Research, Journal of LGBT Youth, Psychological Bulletin, Psychology and Aging, Sex Roles, Traumatology

Professional Experience:

Licensed Psychologist (MT #970)

Selected Publications:

Flentje, A., Heck, N. C., & Cochran, B. N. (in press). Experiences of ex-ex-gay individuals in sexual reorientation therapy: Reasons for seeking treatment, perceived helpfulness and harmfulness of treatment, and post-treatment identification. Journal of Homosexuality.

Stewart, B., Heck, N. C., & Cochran, B. N. (in press). A comparison of sexual minority youth who attend religiously-affiliated schools and their nonreligious school-attending counterparts. Journal of LGBT Youth.

Cochran, B. N., Flentje, A., Heck, N. C., Van Den Bos, J., Perlman, D., Torres, J., Valuck, R., & Carter, J. (2014). Factors predicting development of opioid use disorders among individuals who receive an initial opioid prescription: Mathematical modeling using a databased of commercially-insured individuals. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 138, 202-208.

Flentje, A., Heck, N. C., & Cochran, B. N. (2013). Sexual reorientation therapy interventions: Perspectives of ex-ex-gay individuals. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 17, 256-277.

Heck, N. C., Livingston, N., Flentje, A., Oost, K.Stewart, B. & Cochran, B. N. (2014). Reducing risk for illicit drug use and prescription drug misuse: High school gay-straight alliances and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 824-828.

Simpson, T. L., Balsam, K., Cochran, B. N., Lehavot, K., & Gold, S. (2013). Veterans healthcare administration utilization among sexual minority veterans. Psychological Services, 10, 223-232.

Cochran, B. N., Balsam, K., Flentje, A., Malte, C. A., & Simpson, T. (2013). Mental health characteristics of sexual minority veterans. Journal of Homosexuality, 60, 419-435.

Heck, N. C., Lindquist, L., Stewart, B., Brennan, C., & Cochran, B. N. (2013). To join or not to join: Gay-straight student alliances and the high school experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 25, 77-101. 

Heck, N. C., Flentje, A., & Cochran, B. N. (2013). Intake interviewing with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients: Starting from a place of affirmation. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 43(1), 23-32..

Heck, N. C., Flentje, A., & Cochran, B. N. (2011). Offsetting risks: High school gay-straight alliances and sexual minority youth. School Psychology Quarterly, 26, 161-174.

Peavy, K. M., Cochran, B. N., & Wax, J. (2010). What they want: Motivation and treatment choice in non-treatment seeking substance abusers. Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment, 9, 150-157.

Cochran, B. N., Stewart, A. J., Kiklevich, A., Flentje, A., & Wong, C. (2009). The impact of extratherapeutic encounters: Individual reactions to both hypothetical and actual incidental contact with the therapist. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40, 510-517.

Santa, A. F., & Cochran, B. N. (2008). Does the impact of anti-drinking and driving public service announcements differ based on message type and viewer characteristics? Journal of Drug Education, 38, 109-129.

Cochran, B.N., Pruitt, L., Fukuda, S., Zoellner, L.A., & Feeny, N.C. (2008). Reasons underlying treatment preference: An exploratory study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23, 276-291.

Cochran, B.N., Peavy, K.M., & Santa, A.F.. (2007). Differentiating LGBT individuals in substance abuse treatment: Analyses based on sexuality and drug preference. Journal of LGBT Health Research, 3, 63-75.

Cochran, B.N., Peavy, K.M., & Robohm, J.S. (2007). Do specialized services exist for LGBT individuals seeking treatment for substance misuse? A study of available treatment programs. Substance Use & Misuse, 42, 161-176.

Cochran, B.N., Peavy, K.M., & Cauce, A.M. (2007). Substance abuse treatment providers’ explicit and implicit attitudes regarding sexual minorities. Journal of Homosexuality, 53, 181-207.

Cochran, B.N., & Cauce, A.M. (2006). Characteristics of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals entering substance abuse treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 30, 135-146.

Stewart, A.J., Steiman, M., Cauce, A.M., Cochran, B.N., Whitbeck, L, & Hoyt, D. (2004).  Victimization and posttraumatic stress disorder among homeless adolescents.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 325-331.

Ginzler, J.A., Cochran, B.N., & Domenech-Rodriguez, M., Cauce, A.M., & Whitbeck, L.B. (2003). Sequential progression of substance use among homeless youth: An empirical investigation of the gateway theory. Substance Use & Misuse, 38, 725-758.

Zoellner, L.A., Feeny, N.C., Cochran, B.N., & Pruitt, L. (2003). Treatment choice for PTSD.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 41, 879-886.

Cochran, B.N., Stewart, A., Ginzler, J.A., & Cauce, A.M. (2002). Challenges faced by homeless sexual minorities: Comparison of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered homeless adolescents with their heterosexual counterparts. American Journal of Public Health, 92, 773-777.

Cauce, A.M., Domenech-Rodriguez, M., Paradise, M., Shea, M., Cochran, B.N., Srebnik, D., & Baydar, N. (2002). Cultural and contextual influences in mental health help seeking: A focus on ethnic minority youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 44-55.

Linehan, M.M., Cochran, B.N., Mar, C.M., Levensky, E.R., & Comtois, K.A. (2000).  Therapeutic burnout among borderline personality disordered clients and their therapists: Development and evaluation of two adaptations of the Maslach Burnout Inventory.  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 7, 329-337.