Dr. Alana N. Cook is a Registered Psychologist of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. Dr. Cook currently works as a Registered Psychologist for the BC Forensic Psychiatric Service Commission and maintains a private practice. She holds academic positions as an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, and as an Instructor in the School of Criminal Justice and Security at the Justice Institute of BC.
Dr. Cook completed her PhD in clinical-forensic psychology at Simon Fraser University and her Master’s of Science in clinical psychology at Pacific University. She focuses her work at the intersection of psychology and law, specifically on psychological and forensic assessment, treatment, and policy. She has received grants for her research, including contributions from Public Safety Canada, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association. She has co-authored several publications related to violence risk assessment and management, psychopathic personality disorder, group-based violence, criminal justice policy, and professional development. She has also co-authored over 80 conference presentations on topics related to mental health and psychology and the law. Dr. Cook is the first author on guidelines for the assessment and management of group-based violence, the Multi-level Guidelines, or MLG.