Karen Cook, BScN, MA, MEd, PhD

Clinical Supervisor, Faculty of Education - Deans Office


Clinical Supervisor, Faculty of Education - Deans Office



I am a Registered Psychologist in Alberta (2004). I began my career as a Registered Nurse (1986) in the areas of children’s health and mental-health. My educational background beyond nursing is within the area of Educational Psychology: counselling (2001); learning, development and assessment (2005); and psychological studies in education (2015). My clinical experiences have included assessment, treatment, and consultation in infant, preschool, and children's mental health (public sector in hospital, community and school settings), and individual, group counselling, and woman's mental health and wellness in the private sector. 

Currently, I serve the Faculty of Education as one of the primary Clinical Supervisors in the Clinical Services area. My primary role is to provide supervision to Master and Doctoral students in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program and in the Clinical Services Clinic. In conjunction with the SCCP program, I also support the coordination of off-site practicum placements.


My research interests have been in community-based research and have focused on early parent-child relationships, attachment, and individual differences.


Since 2009, prior to becoming one of the Clinical Supervisors in Clinical Services in the Department of Educational Psychology (2018), I taught courses as a sessional Instructor in the Departments of Educational Psychology and Human Ecology. 

EDPY 402: Child Development for Educators

HECOL 315: Introduction to Interviewing and Counselling

HECOL 310: Parent-Child Relations

HECOL 532: Family Health & Wellness