Dr. Cooper is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor involved in a unique collaboration between the Centre for Emotions and Health, and Dalhousie’s Department of Family Medicine. Dr Cooper’s interests include the assessment and treatment of patients with mind-body conditions, anxiety and/or depression using an evidence-based therapy approach known as Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). She is involved in teaching and researching this model within the departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry. Dr. Cooper’s three-year pilot project aims to highlight the potential clinical and cost benefits of providing brief talking therapies for these difficulties in a primary care setting.  She is also incredibly passionate about developing the emotional capacities of healthcare professionals in order to reduce stress, burnout, and medical errors and improve the relationship between patient and healthcare provider.

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