Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Koocher's major research interests include adaptation to chronic medical illness, including non-adherence to prescribed medical treatment, and psychosocial correlates of cancer, cardiac illness, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and juvenile rheumatic arthritis. He has also studied children's conceptions of death and illness and family-oriented bereavement interventions. In addition, he works on ethical and public policy issues in delivery of mental health services, including malpractice in the mental health professions, ethical misconduct in research, academic integrity, quackery in mental health, and functioning of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
- Dean, School for Health Studies, Simmons College, Boston, MA
- Professor of Psychology, Simmons College, Boston, MA
- 2006 President of the American Psychological Association
- PhD, 1972, University of Missouri, Clinical Psychology
- Koocher, G. P., & Keith-Spiegel, P. C. (1998). Ethics in psychology: Professional standards and cases (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Koocher, G. P., Norcross, J. C., & Hill, S. S. (2005). PsyDR2: Psychologists' Desk Reference (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Koocher, G.P. (2005). Behavioral research with children: The fenfluramine challenge. In E. Kodesh (Ed.), Learning from cases: Ethics and research with children (pp. 179-193). New York, Oxford University Press.
- Koocher, G. P. (2005). Caring moments: Diaries of a pediatric psychologist. New York State Psychologist, 18, 17-20.
- Sparta, S. N., & Koocher, G. P. (Eds.). (2006). Forensic mental health assessment of children and adolescents. New York: Oxford University Press.