David Cook, M.Div., M.S.

Graduate Programs

Guest Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
On Faculty since 2012

Office: M214
Phone: (630)752-5449
Fax: (630)752-7033
Email:

Education

M.S., Northern Illinois University, Marriage and Family Therapy, 1987.

M.Div., Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Pastoral Counseling, 1980.

B.A. Michigan State University, Religious Studies, 1977.

About David Cook

David is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He has over 25 years experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist and currently is the President/Founder of NewLife Counseling Center, a Christian-based counseling practice in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Prior to becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, David was an ordained American Baptist minister. He is the current Past-President of the Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and has previously served on the Illinois Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing and Disciplinary Board.

Courses Taught

  • Clinical Practicum
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • MFT Ethics and Professional Practice

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Presentations

Cook, D., (September, 2010). Benefits of the Associate MFT License. Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL.

Cook, D.,(March, 2009). Navigating the Pathway to MFT Licensure. Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Elgin, IL.

Cook, D., (March, 2008). Ethics and Therapy. Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Elgin, IL.

Cook, D., (March, 2007). Ethics: Challenges and Opportunities. Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Elgin, IL.

Cook, D., (March, 2005). Ethics, Confidentiality, HIPAA, and Liability. Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Elgin, IL.

Cook, D., (October, 2004). Establishing Intimacy in Marriage. Crystal Lake Evangelical Free Church, Celebrate Recovery Class, Crystal Lake, IL.

Cook, D., (March, 2004). Ethics and HIPAA. Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Elgin, IL.

Cook, D., (November 2003). The Problem with Pornography. Springbrook Community Church Men’s Retreat, Huntley, IL.

Cook, D., (March, 2003). Ethics after 911. Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Elgin, IL.

Cook, D., (September, 2001). Stepfamily Workshop. McHenry Community College, Crystal Lake, IL.