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As a university professor, I have been involved in collecting, analyzing, and writing about data in the area of psychology for the past 15 years. I also serve as an ad hoc reviewer, assistant editor, and consultant for a number of scientific journals. And I have provided consulting services for companies to determine the effectiveness of their programs and their interventions and worked with businesses to enhance employee skills.  I have considerable background and training in affirmative therapy, assessment and measurement, research design, multicultural training, multicultural assessment and evaluation, ethics, and empirically supported and empirically based treatments for psychological disorders.  Much of my research has focused on the relationship between access to care, aspects of marginalization, and social supports and how those aspects influence well-being.

Learn more about: my researchpublications, my teaching history, and diversity resources.

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Teaching: About Me

Diversity Resources

Understanding self and others

Power, Privilege, Oppression, Allyship

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation


White Supremacy, Whiteness, Race, Racism

Teaching: Text


The following represent a selection of publications, grant work, and other research activities.  I am always glad to collaborate with other researchers and scholars.



1 Graduate Student Collaboration

2 Undergraduate Student Collaboration

Refereed Journal Articles

*Syme, M. L., & Cohn, T. J. (2020). Aging sexual stereotypes and sexual expression in mid-and later life: examining the stereotype matching effect. Aging & Mental Health, 1-8.

*Syme, M., & Cohn, T. J. (2019/2020). Elder sexual abuse and implicit ageism: Examining the warm-incompetent bias among mock jurors? Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 1-26.

*Syme, M., Cohn, T. J. Stoffregen S, Kaempfe H, & Schippers D. (2019). "“At my age…”: Defining Sexual Wellness in Mid and Later life. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-11.

*Scheel, M. J., Stabb, S. D., Cohn, T. J., Duan, C., & Sauer, E. M. (2018). Counseling Psychology Model Training Program. The Counseling Psychologist, 46, 6-49.

*1Hirsch, J. K, Cohn, T. J., Rowe, C. A., & Rimmer, S. E. (online 2016; in print, 2017). Minority sexual orientation and suicidal behavior: Serial indirect effects of hope, hopelessness and depressive symptoms. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 260-270. 

*1 Barbir, L. A., Vandevender, A. W., & Cohn, T. J. (2017). Friendship, attitudes, and behavioral intentions of cisgender heterosexuals toward transgender individuals. Journal of Gay and Mental Lesbian Mental Health, 21(2), 154-170.

*Syme, M., Cohn, T. J., & Barnack-Tavlaris, J. (2017). A comparison of actual and perceived sexual risk among older adults: Are they accurate? The Journal of Sex Research, 1-12.

*1Love, M. M., Cohn, T. J., Hastings, S. L., & Pierce, T. (2016). Trends in injection use by rural opioid-abusing youth. The Journal of Rural Mental Health, 180-192. 

*1Tarber, D. N., Cohn, T. J., Casazza, S, Hastings, S. L., & Steele, J. (2016). The role of self-compassion in psychological well-being for male survivors of childhood maltreatment. Mindfulness, 1-10.

*1Casazza, S. P., Ludwig, E., & Cohn, T. J. (2015). Heterosexual attitudes and behavioral intentions toward bisexual individuals: Does geographic area make a difference? Journal of Bisexuality, 532-553.

*Syme, M., & Cohn, T. J. (2016). Examining aging sexual stigma attitudes among adults by gender, age, and generational status. Aging and Mental Health, 1-10.

*1 Love, M. M., Smith, A. E., Lyall, S. E., Mullins, J. L., & Cohn, T. J. (2015). Exploring the relationship between gay affirmative practice and empathy among mental health professionals. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 83-96.

*1Boone, D. N., Cohn, T. J., Hastings, S. L., & Steele, J. (2014). Self-compassion and male survivors: Promoting psychological well-being following childhood maltreatment. Prevention and Health Promotion: Research, Social Action, Practice and Training, 7 (1), 14-25. 

*1 Stroup, J., Glass, J., & Cohn, T. J. (2014). The adjustment to U.S. rural college campuses for bisexual students in comparison to gay and lesbian students: An exploratory study. Journal of Bisexuality, 94-109. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2014.872482

*1Glass, J., Hastings, S. L., Cohn, T. J., & Pierce, T. W. (2013). The role of family in enhancing positive development in Rural LGB youth. Prevention in Counseling Psychology: Theory, Research, Practice and Training, 6, 21-26.

*Hastings, S. L., & Cohn, T. J. (2013). Challenges and opportunities associated with rural mental health practice. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 37(1), 37-49. doi:10.1037/rmh0000002

*Cohn, T. J., & Hastings, S. L. (2013). Building a practice in a rural area: Special considerations. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 35, 228-244.

*1 Whiting, E. L., Boone, D. N., & Cohn, T. J. (2012). Exploring protective factors among college-aged bisexual students in rural areas: An exploratory study. Journal of Bisexuality, 12, 507-518.

*Cohn, T. J., & Leake, V. S. (2012). Affective distress among adolescents who endorse same-sex sexual attraction: Urban versus rural differences and the role of protective factors. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 16, 291-305.  

*Cohn, T. J., & Hastings, S. L. (2011). Special issue: Rural lesbian life: Narratives of community, commitment, and coping. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 15, 141-147.

*Waide, M. P., Herd, C., & Cohn, T. J. (March, 2010). Remediating boundary issues: Triangulation and self-care. Perspectives on Supervision and Administration, 20, 40-44.

*Cohn, T. J., & Hastings, S. L. (2010). Resilience among rural lesbian youth. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 14, 71-79.

*Herd, C., & Cohn, T. J. (2009). Constructing and maintaining appropriate boundaries within clinical supervision relationships.Perspectives on Supervision and Administration, 19, 30-35.

*Cohn, T. J. (2006). All is fair in equity and sexual satisfaction: Using growth curves to examine perceived relationship equity and sexual satisfaction in a national sample. Journal of Human Sexuality, 9,

*Cohn, T. J., & McKee, J. (2005). Career development for individuals with HIV: A review of the literature. Journal of Contemporary Counseling, 119-127.

Encyclopedia Entries and Dictionary Entries

Cohn, T. J. (In press). Understanding research ethics: Assent. In B. Frey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, xxx-xxx.

1 Casazza, S. P., Cohn, T. J. (2016). The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality. In N. Naples (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of gender and sexuality studies. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 1-2.

1 Cohn, T. J., & Nolan, L. (2015). Compulsory Heterosexuality. In P. Whelehan & A. Bolin (Eds.), The International encyclopedia of human sexuality. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 197-290. 

1 Cohn, T. J., & Love, M. M. (2015). Repression, sexual. In P. Whelehan & A. Bolin (Eds.), The International encyclopedia of human sexuality. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 1081-1085.

Cohn, T. J. (2010). Understanding research ethics: Assent. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 380-385.

Book Chapters

*Cohn, T. J. & Tsai, P. (2020). Delivering psychological services to rural clients. In J. Zimmerman, J. Barnett, & L. Campbell (Eds.), Bringing Psychotherapy to the Underserved: Challenges and Strategies (208-228). Oxford, England, UK: Oxford University Press.

12 Hastings, S. L., Cottrell, E., Williams, J., & Cohn, T. (2018). Education, Primary and Secondary. In L. Guglielmo (Ed.), Misogyny in American Culture (147-168). New York: Springer Publishing.

*1 Cohn, T. J., Casazza, S., & Cottrell, E. (2017). LGBT Mental health in context. In K. B. Smalley, J. C. Warren, & K. N. Barefoot (Eds.), LGBT Health: Meeting the Health Needs of Gender and Sexual Minorities (161-179). New York: Springer Publishing.

*1 Curtin, L., Cohn, T. J., & Belhumer, J. (2015). Suicidal behavior in the rural population. In D. A. Lamix & N. J. Kaslo (Eds.), Suicide: Epidemiology, role of psychological disorders and challenges of intervention (335-354). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

*1Stroup, J., Glass, J., & Cohn, T. J. (2015). The adjustment to U.S. rural college campuses for bisexual students in comparison to gay and lesbian students: An exploratory study. In M. Pallotta-Chiarolli (Ed.), Bisexuality in education: Erasure, exclusion and the absence of intersectionality (102-121). New York: Routledge.

*Hastings, S. L., & Cohn, T. J. (2015). Social development and relationship enhancement. In R. Hetzel, L. Marks, & J. Wade (Eds.), Positive psychology on the college campus, (239-260). Oxford University Press.

Cohn, T. J. (2009). Outcomes From Arguments: Measuring compromise in close relationships. New York: VDM Publishing.

Publications In Review 

*Syme, M. L., Graf, A. Cohn, T. J., & Cornelison, L. (In review). Sexuality in later life. In G. Asmund (Ed.), Comprehensive Clinical Psychology (xxx-xxx). Elsevier.

Publications In Revision for Resubmission

*1Goldstein, A. L., Hastings, S. L., Cohn, T. J., & Steele, J. C. (In revision, 2019). The impact of mindfulness and values on caregivers. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development.


Technical Reports, Products, and Popular-Press Publications

Hirsch, J. K., Hirsch, K. K., Mann, A., Williams, S. L., Dodd, J., Cohn, T. J., & Chang, E.C. (Spring, 2017). Post-election concerns about rights and safety are related to the mental health of LGBTQ Communities: This is not fake news. Forward Newsletter, 257. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Hirsch, J. K., Kaniuka, A., Brooks, B., Hirsch, K. K., Cohn, T. J., & Williams, S. L. (Spring, 2017). Post-election distress and resiliency in LGBTQ communities: An overview of real data, not alternative facts. Invited newsletter article for Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, Division 44, American Psychological Association.

Curtin, L., & Cohn, T. J. (2015) Overview of rural communities, context, challenges, and resilience. Psychology and AIDS Newsletter, Downloaded here:

Cohn, T. J. (2008, February). The scales of just us: How equity and fairness in a relationship can lead to better sex. The New River Voice, 12-14.

Neal, P. C., Sumerall, S., Ellis, B., Lok, A., Black, M., Pulvers, K., Cohn, T. J., & Wendler, A. M. (2007). Psychiatry & Addiction Recovery Treatment: Program Manual. Funded by U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Leavenworth, KS. 

Cohn, T. J. (2007, February). The break up artist: What psychology can tell us about heartache. Verge, 21-34.

Cohn, T. J. (2006, September, October, November, December). No strings attached: Attraction templates and relationship hurdles. Liberty Press, 18.

Cohn, T. J. (2003) Quick Reference Guide: Accessing Resources in the Community. National Distribution to all Federally Funded Workforce Center. Funded by the Department of Labor. (Center for Research on Learning). Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas. 

Cohn, T. J. (2002) Road to Success: Instructional Principles Training Compact Disk: Supplement to Report to the State of Kansas, Social and Rehabilitation Services. Funded by the Department of Labor. (Center for Research on Learning). Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

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