Morgan Cooley, Ph.D.
Morgan Cooley earned her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014 and MSW in Social Work in 2009 from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She taught as an Assistant Professor between 2014-2018 at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. Cooley obtained Licensed Clinical Social Worker status in Florida in 2013 and has multiple years of experience working as therapist for individuals, couples, and families. She has had the opportunity to work with multiple and diverse populations in a primary care clinic for low income adults, a university clinic that served the community, and an LGBTQ+ affirming private practice. Her primary areas of clinical practice include trauma, mental illness, family conflict, relational conflict, child welfare and foster care involved families, and parenting. Dr. Cooley’s area of research expertise focuses on better understanding risk and protective factors of those involved in the child welfare system. Specifically, her research aims to develop and hone best practices for supporting foster parents and foster families, identify individual and contextual factors that influence placement stability of youth in care, and strengthen child welfare and family policies.