As the Internship Director at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina, Dr. Cochrane is actively involved in administrating, teaching, and supervising students who have an in interest in forensic and correctional psychology. He has supervised and worked with interns and psychiatry residents for 20 years, and throughout his career has taught seminars, classes and workshops to students and early career professionals. He also teaches a case law seminar series at FCC Butner and Central Regional Hospital. Dr. Cochrane has coordinated workshops, guest lectures, and joint training ventures with other internship programs. He is a Site Visitor for internship programs for APA, as well as a Mentor for the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. Dr. Cochrane is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina and guest lecturer at Duke University.
Dr. Cochrane is the past President of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, as well as a board member and examination faculty member of the American Board of Forensic Psychology. Furthermore, he is a book, journal and APA conference reviewer, and has served on and chaired a variety of committees, such as the IRB, Grants-In-Aid for Division 41, and Ethics.
In addition to his training responsibilities, Dr. Cochrane conducts criminal pretrial evaluations for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and he consults and conducts “civil” examinations (personal injury, fitness for duty, etc.) privately. He has testified throughout the country and has completed a number of capital and high-profile cases. While primarily a clinician, Dr. Cochrane finds time to be involved in research, including published projects on competency restoration.