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Catherine COOK-COTTONE

Catherine COOK-COTTONE

Biography

Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D. is a Professor and Researcher at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), Licensed Psychologist, and Registered Yoga Teacher. She specializes in embodied self-regulation (i.e., yoga, mindfulness, and self-care) and psychosocial disorders (e.g., eating disorders and trauma). In this work, Catherine creates and researches trauma-informed mindfulness and yoga curricula delivered and studied in North America, East and Central Africa, Middle East, and Eastern Asia. She is founder and president of Yogis in Service, a not-for- profit that trains yoga teachers and creates access to trauma-informed yoga where there is no access, receiving the American Psychological Association’s presidential citation for service for this work. She is co-author of the Mindful Self-Care Scale (MSCS) and Co-Editor in Chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. Catherine has written eight books and over 75 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Her books include, “Mindfulness and yoga for self-regulation: A primer for mental health professionals,” and “Mindfulness and yoga in schools: a guide for teachers and practitioners.”




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