Nancy Cochran MA, CAS, LMHC, is a supervisor, educator and therapist focused in child-centered play therapy (CCPT) and related interventions. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the University of Tennessee. Nancy is also a faculty member with the National Institute for Relationship Enhancement (NIRE).
She is certified as a Child-Centered Play Therapist and Supervisor by NIRE and has over 20 years experience serving children, adolescents, and families and supervising others in CCPT. She has worked in school and agency settings, as a school psychologist, child-centered play therapist and family therapist.
She has authored two major books. The first is The Heart of Counseling: A Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships (Cochran, J.L. & Cochran, N.H., 2006, Brooks/Cole). The second is a comprehensive guide to CCPT Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children (Cochran, N.H., Nordling, W.J., & Cochran, J.L., 2010, Wiley).