Location: Skaggs Bldg 364
Hours: For Autumn, 2013: Mondays 2:30-4, Wednesdays 9-10:30 (Skaggs 145, through the Psychology main office) or by appointment
Phone: (406) 243-2391
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. I also study aspects of psychotherapy process, including the reciprocal experiences of psychotherapy “burnout” among high utilizers of services and their providers. A recent study investigates the experience of clients encountering their therapists unexpectedly outside of the therapy setting. 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 currently working on his dissertation and applying for internship next year. Nick Livingston is a third-year graduate student at UM, and Katie Oost is a second-year graduate student. Our newest lab member, Hillary Gleason, joined the lab this fall. 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 2014 admissions cycle. We will begin reviewing applications shortly after the application deadline. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have further questions at email@example.com.
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
Licensed Psychologist (MT #970)
Flentje, A., Heck, N. C., & Cochran, B. N. (in press). Sexual reorientation therapy interventions: Perspectives of ex-ex-gay individuals. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health.
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.
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.
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
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
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 2013: Psyx 511, Psyx 532