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Kimberly Coggins

Kimberly Coggins

Associate Professor

Psychological Science and Counseling

“Being with students is my favorite part of my job. I love watching them learn and develop into the people and counselors they want to become and I appreciate being a small part of their journey.” Dr. Coggins on what she enjoys about her interactions with students
  • 2016: Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Wyoming
  • 2011: MA in Marriage and Family Counseling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 2006: BS in Psychology, Wofford College

Dr. Coggins' background is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with specific focus in child and adolescent counseling, play therapy and expressive arts interventions, and parent/caregiver interventions.

Dr. Coggins' research interests include play therapy and expressive arts interventions that utilize the therapeutic relationship as the primary and foundational agent of change and facilitate holistic care for children and families.

  1. Coggins, K. Opiola, K., & Carnes-Holt, K. (2017). Consultation strategies for working with professionals supporting foster families. In R. L. Steen (Ed.). Emerging Research in Play Therapy, Child Counseling, and Consultation. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  2. Coggins, K. (2015). Why Play? The Importance of Play in Childhood. Wyoming Kids First Newsletter.
  3. Coggins, K. (2014). Adventures in Child Parent Relationship Therapy. Wyoming Association of Play Therapy Newsletter.