Ruth Cook, President-Elect

Ruth Cook is an Assistant Professor with 15 years of clinical and supervisory experience in the field of Psychiatric Rehabilitation before coming to the University. She has been with the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions since 2005 and is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP). Ms. Cook is part of the State Hospital Affiliation and is currently working with Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. She has provided trainings for staff and consumers of mental health services both locally and at national conferences. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and provides training and implementation on Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT), Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (CBT).  Ms. Cook has been involved with NJPRA since 1992 and has been serving on the NJPRA board since 1999.