Kim A. Coon

Contact Information:
Kim A. Coon


Coon, Kim A. (HSC)

Department of:

College of Medicine-Tulsa/CMT Psychiatry -Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Psychotherapy Education

Center of:


Oklahoma State University   Ed.D   2003
University of Oklahoma   M.D.   1999
University of Oklahoma   B.A.   1996

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Dr. Kim Coon is certified as a cognitive therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and serves as a Diplomate in Professional Counseling through the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, and Psychotherapy. She is a fellow in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy granted from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, and has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy from the Harvard Medical School Bipolar Research Program and The Beck Institute. Dr. Coon has presented and co-presented over 30 international, national and regional presentations regarding psychotherapy treatment and training issues, and haswritten over 20 manuscripts on psychotherapy treatment and training. Dr. Coon has served on the OUHSC Research Institutional Review Board, representing psychiatry, the behavioral health sciences, and education, and has participated as investigator or co-investigator in psychiatry training, mental health issues, or bipolar disorder treatment research projects. She has received several awards for teaching excellence.


Research Projects:

2009-2011: Mental Health Consultant and Provider, Tulsa Kids Project Community Action Grant in conjunction with Harvard University Center on the Developing Child, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Family and Children¿s Services, and Inasmuch Foundation
2009-2010: Primary Investigator for OUHSC IRB # 14563 research study ¿Assessing Faculty and Student Cultural Awareness and Training Needs at The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa.¿ Faculty-initiated research, supported by the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa
2009: Sub-Investigator for OUHSC IRB # 14482 research study ¿Methanol Toxicity Secondary to Intentional Inhalation of Carburetor Cleaning Fluid Fumes.¿ Faculty-initiated research, supported by the Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa
2006-2009: Consultant for OUHSC IRB # 12917 research study ¿Katrina Survivors¿ Emotional and Neurobiological Responses.¿ The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Funded by the Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology
2006-2007: Co-Investigator and Clinical Specialist for OUHSC IRB # 11076 research study ¿Family Study for the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (faST STEP).¿ Study of the genetic determinants of bipolar disorder funded and organized by the NIMH Genetics Research Branch

Selected Publications:

Breaking the sleep barrier
2008    Coon KA
Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry
Katrina survivors relocated to Oklahoma: A tale of two cities
2008    1. Tucker P, Pfefferbaum B, Khan Q, Young MJ, Aston CE, Holmes J, Coon KA, Thompson J
Psychiatric Annals
Challenges for psychiatric resident CBT training
2006    Coon KA, Touchet BK, Gleason OC
Advances in Cognitive Therapy
Validity of the distinction between primary and secondary substance use disorder in patients with bipolar disorder: Data from the First 1000 STEP-BD participants.
2006    5. Fossey MD, Otto MW, Yates WR, Wisniewski SR, Gyulai L, Allen MH, Miklowitz DJ, Coon KA, Ostacher M, Neel J, Thase ME, Sachs GS, Weiss RD
J of Addict Med
A pilot study of psychiatry resident psychotherapy competency: The impact of resident attitude and demographics
2006    Coon KA, Yates WR, Touchet BK, Lund B
Amer J of Psych
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