American recognition for professor’s ‘outstanding contribution’

An ‘outstanding contribution’ to his field has resulted in Department of Psychology Professor, Mick Cooper, receiving the 2014 Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award from the Society for Humanistic Psychology in Washington.

Posted: 12 August 2014

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Professor Cooper with American Professor Maureen O'Hara, who presented him with the award

The award was presented at the society’s annual conference by Professor Maureen O’Hara from the National University La Jolla, California, in recognition of Professor Cooper’s contribution to inquiry and application in humanistic psychology.

Professor Cooper has been an internationally recognised figure in the areas of humanistic, existential, relational and pluralistic therapy for some time. His main area of research interest has been school-based counselling.

He is currently on secondment to the Department of Health as the National Adviser for Counselling for the Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

He is the 10th scholar to be honoured with the Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award with recipients from around the world carefully selected by a board of past presidents from the society.

Professor Cooper said: “I am delighted to receive this award, as recognition of the contribution that those of us in the humanistic and existential field in the UK are making to the international research and literature.

"The University of Roehampton is an ideal place to develop this work, and we intend to develop our standing and reputation as a leading intentional centre of research in this field.”

Professor Cooper’s recent work has included a contribution to new guidelines to schools across the UK from the Department of Health on how to recognise the early signs of mental health issues in pupils.

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