Dr. Erin Cook, PhD

Dr. Erin Cook is a Licensed Psychologist, providing comprehensive evaluation services for children and adolescents. Dr. Cook is skilled and experienced in providing quality assessment services to a diverse population of clients and across a broad range of referring concerns.

Dr. Cook completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. She went on to pursue her Masters degree and Advanced Certificate in School Psychology, followed by her Ph.D. in the Combined Doctoral Program in School Psychology and Counseling Psychology at the University of Buffalo, in Buffalo, NY.

Dr. Cook completed her pre-doctoral internship working at Springfield Central School District and Springfield Hospital in Vermont, followed by post-doctoral employment in the Ticonderoga Central School District. Dr. Cook has previously received training in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient mental health clinics, and hospitals. Dr. Cook is experienced in providing individual and group counseling, behavioral interventions, and behavioral consultation services. Dr. Cook has also provided professional development trainings to school staff related to crisis prevention and intervention, trauma, and grief and loss. Dr. Cook has also taught undergraduate Grief and Loss courses through the University of Buffalo. Dr. Cook is also currently employed as a School Psychologist in the Shenendehowa Central School District.

Dr. Cook has also had several publications and presentations related to her previous research work (see below for citations).


Invited Presentations:


Hurd, K. & Cook, E. (2017, March). Understanding Complex Trauma in Early Childhood: Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation. Three-hour workshop presented for local early childhood educators, Springfield, VT.

Cook, E. E. & Florio, G. (2016, November). Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning. One-day workshop presented at Springfield Central School District, Springfield, VT.

Cook, E. E. & Florio, G. (2016, August). PREPaRE crisis intervention and recovery: The roles of school-based mental health professionals. Two-day workshop presented at Springfield Central School District, Springfield, VT.

Cook, E. E. & Florio, G. (2015, March). PREPaRE crisis intervention and recovery: The roles of school-based mental health professionals. Two-day workshop presented at Hudson Falls Central School District, Hudson Falls, NY.

Florio, G. & Cook, E. E. (2014, January). Pediatric crisis mental health for medical and mental health professionals. Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, NY.

Florio, G. & Cook, E. E. (2013, October). Pediatric crisis mental health for medical and mental health professionals. Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, NY

Peer Referred Publications:


Nickerson, A. B., Cook, E. E., & Cruz, M. (2018). Transfer of school crisis prevention and intervention training knowledge and skills: Training, trainee, and work environment predictors. School Psychology Review.

Nickerson, A. B., Guttman, D., & Cook, E. E. (2017). Prevention and early intervention efforts for targets of bullying and youth who bully. In C. Bradshaw (Ed.), Handbook on bullying prevention: A lifecourse perspective. Washington, DC: National Association of School Social Workers.

Cook, E. E., Nickerson, A. B., Werth, J. M., & Allen, K. P. (2016) Service providers’ perceptions of and responses to bullying of individuals with disabilities. Journal of

Intellectual Disabilities. doi:10.1177/1744629516650127

Publications For Practitioners:


National Association of School Psychologists (Nickerson, A. B., & Cook, E. E.). (2016). PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum 2015 Annual Evaluation Report [Report]. Bethesda, MD: Author. http://www.nasponline.org/professional-development/prepare-training-curriculum/training-outcomes-and-evaluations


Crepeau-Hobson, F., Nickerson, A. B., Cook, E. E. (2016, January). The final report of the Sandy Hook advisory commission: Summary of Parts I and II. Communiqué, 44(5).

Crepeau-Hobson, F., Nickerson, A. B., Cook, E. E. (2016, March). The final report of the Sandy Hook advisory commission: Summary of Part III. Communiqué, 44(6).