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Clinical Assoc Professor

Counsel Educations Psych Research

Office Location: Ball Hall 100b

Phone: (901) 678-2841


  • Okwumabua,T. & Cogdal,P. (2011). “Tools and Strategies to Prevent Suicide on a College Campus”. Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Annual Conference, Nashville.
  • Roberts,B.,Okwumabua,T.,&Cogdal,P.(2010). College students' opinions related to receiving treatment for suicidal thoughts. The Annual Mid-South Psychology Conference,Memphis.  
  • White,A., Cogdal,P., & Okwumabua,T. (2010). The relationship between college students perceptions about suicide and suicide myths". The Annual Mid-South Psychology Conference.Memphis.
  • Elliott,C., Okwumabua,T., & Cogdal,P. (2010). College students' perceived knowledge of suicide and confidence in suicide prevention skills: A comaprison of health related and nonhealth related majors.

    O’Brien,J., Cogdal,P. & Stamler, V. (2009). Professionals and grief: Coping with the death of a client. The 117th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto.

    Cogdal,P. & DeFouw, J. (2009). Suicide prevention training: Does it work? Partners in Prevention Conference, Nashville.

    Okwumabua, T., Blake, N., & Cogdal,P. (2008). Engaging community scholarship: Aids, suicide and diversity student training programs. Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta. Okwumabua,T.

    Cogdal, P., Gillelyn, G., Cooke, N., Hunter, B., & Haskins,E. (2008). Safeguarding Students Against Suicide. Memphis in May Conference, Memphis.

    Gibbs,K., Cogdal, P., Saulter,R. & Shreve,S.(2008).Healthy Collaborations: Prevention Stories from the Blue and the Orange. Memphis in May Conference, Memphis.

     O’Brien,J.,Cogdal,P.,Eichel, S., Savoy, H. & Burnes, T.  (2008). Clinical Practices for Diverse Populations. International Counseling Psychology Conference, American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago.

    Obrien, J., Cogdal, P., Vasquez, M.& Carter,J. (2008). Social Advocacy as Part of Counseling Psychology’s Clinical Directions. The 116th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Boston. 

  • Donnell,C., Cogdal,P., Badgett,K., Howell,C., & Stayley,M. ( 2005). Examining counselor attitudes towards African American women with eating disorders. Poster Accepted for the 113th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, D.C.  
  • James,R. & Cogdal,P.( 2005).An ecosystemic model for crisis intervention training.Poster accepted for the 29th Annual Crisis Convening. Chicago,IL
  • Uruk,A., Sayger,T., & Cogdal,P. (2005). Family relations, hope and coping strategies among clients with disabilities. Poster presented at The Multicultural Summit, Division 17- A.P.A. Hollywood, California.
  • Uruk,A., Cogdal,P. & Sayger,T. (2005). Family relations hope and coping strategies among university students. Poster presented at The Multicultural Summit, Division 17 - A.P.A. Hollywood. California.
  • James, R..,& Cogdal,P.(2004).An ecosystemic approach to crisis intervention. The American Counseling Association Conference. Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Strauser,D. Lustig,D, James, R., & Cogdal,P. (2004). Does trauma impact career decisions, vocational identity and work personality? The American Counseling Association. Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Obana,M. & Cogdal,P. ( 2004).The study of stress in Japanese working women. The 112th Annual American Psychological Association Conference. Hawaii.
  • Strauser,D., Cogdal,P., Lustig,D. & Uruk,A. (2004).Differences in recalled trauma symptoms based on disability status. The 112th Annual American Psychological Association Conference. Hawaii.
  • Obana,M. & Cogdal,P. ( 2004). College student body art: Diversity in the construal of self expression. The 11th Biennial Conference of the North American Personal Construct Network. Memphis, TN.
  • Cogdal,P. & Claybon,L. (2004). Assessing barriers to online counseling instruction. The Annual Distance Education Conference. Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  • Uruk,A. , Cogdal,P.,& Bridges,S. (2003). Changes in family composition: Coping and coherence in a college population. Harvard's Emerging Adulthood Conference sponsored by-The American Psychological Association. Boston, Ma.
  • Uruk,A. Smith,L.,Cogdal,P & Sayger,T.(2003). The relationship of family cohesion to career thoughts and work personality. The 111th Annual American Psychological Association. Toronto,Canada.
  • Cogdal,P.,Donnell,C., & Yanchak,K. (2003).Families coping with disabilities.The National Rehabilitation Association Conference. Nashville, TN.
  • Strauser, D., Lustig,D., Donnell,C.& Cogdal,P. (2003). Examining the impact of trauma on career thoughts for individuals with disabilities. National Council on Rehabilitation Education. Tucson,Az.
  • Cogdal, P., Brignole, M., Young, R.,& Thompson, B. (2002). The YO SMART intrusive intervention. Tennessee Counseling Association, Memphis.
  • Strauser,D.,Cogdal,P.,& Lustig,D.(2002). The Impact of trauma and sense of coherence on career thoughts. Tennessee Counseling Association. Memphis.
  • Strauser, D., Lustig,D.,Cogdal,P., Mosher,C.,& Smith,L.(2003). A study of the Career Thoughts Inventory using clients with disabilities. American Counseling Association. Anaheim, Ca.
  • James,R., Cogdal,P., Pazar, J., White,T.,& Coke - Weatherly,A. (2002). A vicarious traumatization: Compassion fatigue. Delta State University, Invited Trauma Forum.
  • Cogdal,P. (2001). Crisis intervention for professionals following "9-11". West Tennessee Counseling Association. Memphis.
  • Krantz,P,King,A., & Cogdal,P. (2000).Counseling centers for the new century. The Annual AUCCCD Director's Conference. Snowbird,Utah.
  • Cogdal,P & Phox, B.(1998). Computerized testing issues for counseling centers.The Annual AUCCCD Director's Conference. Santa Fe.
  • Carson,D .Bingham,R.,& Cogdal,P.(1996). Restructuring in student affairs.The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Chicago.
  • Cogdal,P.,& Cozzens,D. (1995).Family matters. The Annual AUCCCD Director's Conference. New Port, Rhode Island.
  • Cogdal,P & Willette,C. (1994).Roundtable for women practitioners: Getting established. The American Psychological Association Conference.
  • Lease,S.& Cogdal,P. (1994).Assessing the Needs of Gay Lesbian Students. The American Psychological Association Conference.

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