Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, Ohio
M.A., Miami University; Oxford, Ohio
B.A., St. John’s University; Collegeville, Minnesota
Dr. Crook started using systemic therapy in 1978 when no MFT license existed in Texas. He notes, “I grew up with the profession.” He possesses a solid liberal arts background holding a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in English with specializations in American Literature. He then switched to educational psychology for his Ph.D.
His resume includes experience as a high school teacher; a high school assistant principal and principal; private practice as an MFT with a special focus on families struggling with chemically dependent family members; and finally, Clinical Director of the Cook Children’s Healthcare Network, Miller Brewery, and BNSF Employee Assistance Programs.
He enjoys reading, model building, and aquariums—he has three. He and his wife, Mary, survived the adolescence of two children—Andrew and Carolyn, and they are actively spoiling two grandchildren—Cutler and Sutton
Courses taught 6302 Life Span /Human Grwth & Dev
Techs of Appraisal & Assmt
Multicultural / Cross Cultural Cou
Rsch Methods & Prog Eval
Career Dev & Assmt
Crisis Intervention Cou
Strats for Intervention in Fam Ther
Amer Fam Crises
Principles of Educ Rsch
Qualitative Dsgn & Anal
Stat Methods of Inq
Dealing with Stress in the Workplace during a Recession. Training Program for Cook Children’s Hospital; FT Worth, TX: Apr, 2009.
Dealing with Practical and Personal Change among Colleagues. Training Program for Cook Children’s Hospital;
FT Worth, TX: Apr, 2009
PTSD’s Effects on the Survivor when the Victim Commits Suicide. National Railroad Conference; Knoxville, TN; May, 2009.
The Family after the War: Returning Home to Children and Work. National Railroad Conference; Knoxville, TN;
Post Combat Return to Work: Evaluating Cognitive Decline from Closed Head Injury and PTSD. National Railroad Conference; Knoxville, TN; May, 2010
An Evaluation of Counselor Education Program Learning Objectives. Joint Presentation with Dr. Trigg Even. National Assessment Research Conference, Association for Assessment and Counseling and Education; Orlando, FL: 2010.
Can You Be an Ethical Therapist and Cheat on Your Income Taxes. State Conference, Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Austin, TX: 2017
Financial Stress in Family Life: Practical Tips on Surviving the Stress of a Recession. Humana Wellness Newsletter and Humana Wellness Blog: Dec, 2009