Educational Leadership and Human Development
Program Coordinator and Professor of Counselor Education
Ed.D. – Counseling and Student Services, 1983, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
M.S. – Guidance and Counseling, 1979, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
M.S. – Elementary Education, 1974, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
B.S. – Elementary Education, 1970, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
Licensed Professionl Counselor, Missouri
Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor Association for Play Therapy
Classes Regularly Taught
Management of Program Services
Introduction to Play Therapy
Career Development and Counseling
Internship in Counselor Education
Seminars / Conferences / Presentations
Cowles, J., Dusin, B., McFatrich, K., and Lollis, J. (2004). Action research: A program evaluation tool for counselors. Missouri School Counselor Association: 2004 MSCA Annual Fall Conference.
Cowles, J. (2003). Play Therapy: Application in the elementary school setting. Empowering Excellence Conference: Liberty Public Schools.
Schild, S., Stark-Wablewski, K., Kreiner, D., and Cowles, J. (2003). Racial and Sexual Identity Development and Attitudes Toward HIV/AIDS. American Psychological Association Poster Presentation. Fall, 2003
Sesser, G. R., Cowles, J. & McHenry, B. (2003). Temporary authorization certification requirements for school counselors. Missouri School Counselor Association: 2003 MSCA Annual Fall Conference.
McHenry, B., Sesser, G. R., & Cowles, J. (2003). Site supervisor handbook. DESE/Counselor Educators Fall Conference.
McHenry, B., Cowles, J. & Sesser, G. (2004). Counselor Institute. DESE/Counselor Educators Spring Conference.
Cowles, J. (2001, March 18-19). Play Therapy in the elementary school setting. Invited presentation. St. Paul Public Schools, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Cowles, J. (2000, March). Entering the child’s world through play. Pennsylvania State University-Shenengo, Shenengo, Pennsylvania.
Recent Publications / Research
McHenry, B., Sesser, G.R., & Cowles, J. (2004). Pointers: Who is qualified to administer the WISC-IV? And who is qualified to interpret the WISC-IV? The Counseling Interviewer, 37, 32.
Cowles, J., McHenry, B. & Sesser, G. R. (2003). Professional school counselors: First responders for sexually abused children. The Counseling Interviewer. 36 (1), 19-21.
Ferris, P.A., Sesser, G.R. & Cowles, J. (2000). A call for research and evaluation in curriculum implementation, The Counseling Interviewer,. 33, 13-20.
Sesser, G.R., Ferris, P.A. & Cowles, J. (2000). Following the national trend: A survey of school counselor certification requirements. The Counseling Interviewer, 32, 7-12.
Cowles, J. (1997). Lessons from The Little Prince: Implications for the therapeutic relationship with children. The Professional School Counselor, 1 (1), 57-60.
Contact Cowles at firstname.lastname@example.org