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Mary Crocker Cook, Ph.D., D.Min., LMFT, LPCC, LAADC

1710 Hamilton Ave., #8  San Jose, CA 95125

(408) 448-0333



Professional Teaching and Training Experience


Faculty and Program Coordinator, San Jose City College Alcohol & Drug

Studies Program (1990-current)

·         Responsible for faculty support, internship contracts, curriculum and program development, and meeting credentialing guidelines for ADS Program


Ethics and Professional Development

Individual, Family, Group Counseling

Pharmacology of Addiction

Codependency and Family Dynamics

Introduction to Chemical Dependency

Abnormal Psychology

Spirituality in Chemical Dependency Treatment

Integrated Behavioral Health

Case Management

Psychology of Women


Adjunct Faculty at John F. Kennedy University Graduate Program in Psychology (2004-2019)

Course Instruction:

Neurobiology of Attachment Disruption

Addiction and the Family

Theories of Process

Theories of Psychotherapy

Humanistic/Existential Approaches to Therapy

World Religions

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Attachment Theory

Cognitive Behavioral Theory

Codependency and Family Dynamics


Adjunct Faculty at California State University East Bay (2016-2018)

Codependency and the Family


Workshop Leader, Post-Traumatic Stress and Addiction Training 1/23-25/08

Rumah Sakit Jiwa Mental Hospital, Banda Acheh Indonesia

Yakita Addiction & Treatment Center, Banda Acheh, Indonesia


Program Trainer: The Key/IADCC Training 7/30-8/4/2012

  • Provided one-week training on Twelve Core Functions and Group Counseling to alcohol and drug treatment providers from India and Nepal


Program Trainer: LifeChallenge, Bangalore, India (1/2006) (4/2011)

·         Contracted to provide 90 hours of academic training to 15 person staff of 30-bed, male treatment facility. Focused on Intake/Screening,

  Assessment, Motivational Interviewing, ASAM, and Treatment Planning.


Administrator: Connections Counseling Associates Continuing Education Program (1996-current)

Course design and maintaining continuing education certification documentation


Contracted Instructor and Trainer for Santa Clara County Department of Alcohol and Drug Services (DADS)

·         Incorporating Psychoeducation into the therapeutic process

·         Incorporating Motivation into Relapse Prevention for Dually Diagnosed

·         Burnout Prevention for Counselors

·         PTSD and Addiction


Instructor, Certificate in Spiritual Counseling: Center for Spiritual Growth


Courses Taught: Overview of World Religions, Stages of Faith Development, Spirituality and Trauma, Spiritual Blocks, Tools for Spiritual Counseling, Spiritual Guidance, Integrating Psychology and Spirituality,



Professional Clinical Experience


Private Practice, Connections Counseling Associates

San Jose, CA (1988-current)

·         Provide individual, family, couple, and group counseling.

·         Provide workshops and lectures for community and corporate organizations on a variety of topics


Founding Trustee Director. The IC&RC International Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Trust For India (2010-2012)

·   Developed credentialing materials and was awarded the IC&RC Membership Board status for India

·   Represent India at yearly IC&RC meetings

·   Work with India Trustee members to train and offer outreach to universities and treatment programs in India about the importance of standardized alcohol and drug counselor training and service delivery.


Co--Founder and Clinical Director, Recovery Connections Treatment Services


  • A State Licensed, District Attorney Certified program developed to provide Residential, Outpatient,  and Sober Living Treatment Services to addicts and their families. Our 7-bed, co-ed Residential center specializes in Dual Diagnosis.

·         Responsible for Program development, certification, Clinical supervision,  

         curriculum development, contracts, and marketing



Co-Founder and Clinical Director, LifeChoices Residential Treatment Program (2001-2003)

·         A State Licensed, District Attorney Certified program for men developed to  

    provide Residential and Sober Living Treatment Services to male

    alcoholics/addicts and their families

·         Responsible for Program development, certification, Clinical supervision,  

    curriculum development, contracts, and marketing


Clinical Supervisor, Treatment Options Program, San Jose


·         Developed Treatment Options educational curriculum and program structure

    for 30-bed, co-ed, Drug Court referred Assessment site.

·         Provide clinical supervision of counseling team, including training and inservices, and provide Quality Assurance oversight.


Clinical Supervisor (10/94-10/96) ARH House on the Hill

·         Develop and coordinate a multi-site Chemical Dependency Internship program for both CADC and Graduate Interns

·         Provide clinical supervision to multi-disciplinary team serving the needs of recovering women and their children on the residential site.

    Provide Quality Assurance oversight.


C.D,  Co-occurring  Program Coordinator, Health Matters, Pleasanton (6/93-9/94)

·         Participate in the development and implementation of Recovery Net, an individualized  Outpatient Addiction medicine treatment program for high risk relapse prone client with Dual Diagnosis

·         Provide chemical dependency assessment, and individual and group therapy for a general counseling population utilizing Managed Care and Employee Assistance treatment planning guide lines and updates


Clinical Director, Renascence Center for Women,

San Jose (11/92-9/94)

·         Provide supervision to both MFCC and CAADAC Interns

·         Assist in assessment and screening of potential new residents

·         Provide Inservice training to staff


Intern Coordinator and C.D. Generalist, El Camino Hospital Chemical Dependency Program, Mountain View (2/91-6/93)

·         Provided on-call coverage to pretreatment, Inpatient, outpatient, family, and Aftercare programs

·         Developed four-phase rotation internship program to train MFCC, MSW, and Ph.D interns, as well as Therapist-in-Residence Program


General Counselor (9/88-6/92)

Family Services Association, San Jose

·         Provide individual, couple, family, and group counseling in an Outpatient setting addressing a variety of counseling issues


Counselor (11/86-2/89)

Hope Rehabilitation Counseling Center, San Jose

Provide individual, family, and group counseling to Dually Diagnosed (Developmentally Disabled with Psychiatric Disorders) population following quality assurance requirements established by Medi-Cal for a Short-Doyle, county funded treatment program





Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, (LPCC) 2013


Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, (California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors)

LAADC 2011


Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, (California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors)

CADCII  2006

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Addiction Studies 2021

Dissertation: Attachment-Based Addiction Treatment

Selinus University, Italy

Doctorate in Ministry,  1999

California Christian University, Berkeley

(Interfaith Studies emphasis)


Master of Divinity, Golden Gate Interfaith Institute

Ordained Interfaith Minister  1998

(Interfaith Studies)


M.S. Clinical/Counseling Psychology

San Jose State University   1987


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

California Baptist College, Riverside  1984


Licensure as a Marriage, Family, Child Counselor  1988


Service Positions


Commissioner, Behavioral Health Board of Santa Clara County (2017-current)

Commissioner, Re-entry Network (Criminal Justice Reform) (2018-current)

Board of Directors, California Consortium of Addiction Professionals and Programs (2020)

Advisory Board, San Jose Allcove Community Consortium (2020)

Board of Directors, Many Paths One Destination NGO (2018- current)





Awakening Hope. A Developmental, Behavioral, Biological Approach to Codependency Treatment. (2011) (Revised 2012) Robertson Publishing, Los Gatos, CA

Afraid to Let Go (2012) Robertson Publishing, Los Gatos, CA

Codependency and Men (2013) Robertson Publishing, Los Gatos, CA

Welcome to My World (2014) Robertson Publishing, Los Gatos, CA

Don’t Leave!!! Codependency and Attachment (2014) Robertson Publishing, Los Gatos, CA

The Work Goes On. (2015) Robertson Publishing, Los Gatos, CA

Into Solution. Daily Support for Recovery Treatment Staff. (2015) Robertson Publishing, Los Gatos, CA

Leaking. Addressing Counseling Codependency. (2016) Robertson Publishing, Los Gatos, CA

Murderous Thoughts. When Talk Therapy No Longer Seems “Enough.” (2018) Kindle and Nook

Awakening Hope. A Developmental, Behavioral, Biological Approach to Codependency Treatment. (2018) (Second Edition) Robertson Publishing, Los Gatos, CA

When ADHD is a Superpower (2020). Robertson Publishing, Los Gatos, CA

Addicted India. (2011) Developed for The International Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Trust for India.(

It’s Our Turn. Famous Fairy Tale Villains Tell Their Side. (2011) www.

Mrs. Job Reevaluates Her God (May, 2000) Women in Judaism: Contemporary Writing


ADD/LD and Substance Abuse with Criminal Justice. (Sept, 1999) The Forensic Counselor.

Caught in the Web. (Nov/Dec 1997) California Therapist Magazine.


Additional Professional Experience

Former Host of “Bay Area Psychology”, a weekly cable television show aired Tuesday evenings, 10:00 p.m. on TCI 15A, 1993-1995 (Episodes available on You Tube, Mary Cook on TV)

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