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Benson George Cooke, American counseling psychologist, psychology professor, consultant.


Cooke, Benson George was born on June 5, 1953 in Toledo. Son of Benjamin George Cooke and Elfreda June (Hocker) Foster.


Bachelor in Psychology, Morehouse College, 1975. Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, University Massachusetts, 1978. Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology, University Massachusetts, 1981.


Clinical therapist Hope Haven-Madonna Manor, Marerro, Louisiana, 1983. Assistant professor, chairman department psychology Xavier University, New Orleans, 1982-1985. Program psychologist Parenting Stress Index Associates, Inc., Washington, 1985-1986, director dually diagnosed programs, 1986-1989, program psychologist, program psychological associate, 1989-1992, development trainer Maryland Foster Parent Training Program, since 1992.

Counseling psychologist, assistant professor, coordinator peer empowerment program, assistant director multicultural services George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1992—2005. Associate professor psychology and counseling, coordinator graduate counseling program University District of Columbia, Washington, since 2006. Consultant Benson G. Cooke Consultant Services, Washington, since 1989, Washington and Washington, Inc., Washington, since 1993, Community Links, Inc., Washington, 1994-1995, Spectrum Care, Inc., Washington, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Person Growth for People of Color: Keys to Success in Higher Education, 2001. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


Program coordinator/curriculum coordinator Manhood Training/Rites of Passage, Union Temple Baptist Church, Washington, since 1995, co-facilitator youth discussion group, since 1996. Volunteer, mentor, program coordinator J.O. Wilson Elementary School and Payne Elementary School, Washington, since 1989. Member American Counseling Association, American Association Mental Retardation, American Management Association, Association Black Psychologists (District of Columbia chapter president 1995-1996, board directors 2000-2002, 03, 04-06, 06-08, treasurer, 2003, 04-06, national president since 2009.

Bobby E. Wright award 2006), Psi Chi, Golden Key National Honor Society.


Married Alpha L. Bailey, January 26, 1976 (divorced January 1990). Children: Dawn M. Cunningham, Daá iyah Suad, Siddeeq Seifuddin.

Benjamin George Cooke Foster

Elfreda June (Hocker) Foster

Alpha L. Bailey

Dawn M. Cunningham Cooke

Daá iyah Suad Cooke

Siddeeq Seifuddin Cooke