Posted: 18 February 2014
Mick is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an internationally recognised figure in the areas of humanistic, existential, relational and pluralistic therapy. Mick's main area of research interest has been school-based counselling. He is currently seconded as the National Advisor for Counselling for the Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme by the Department of Health.
Head of Department Diane Bray said: “I am looking forward to working with Prof Cooper. His reputation and experience will further enhance the strong profile of Counselling Psychology in the department.”
On joining the Department, Professor Cooper said: “The University of Roehampton provides a unique environment to develop research in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. The department has a rich and varied range of therapy trainings, and I look forward to supporting Department-wide research and helping to improve the student experience.”
New research shows people confident in their social position are more tolerant towards others in disagreements
New research conducted by Dr Nikhila Mahadevan from the Department of Psychology shows that people who are confident in their social position are more likely to be accepting of viewpoints differing from their own.
Posted: 9 April 2018
Protocol published for study evaluating the benefits of school counselling
The protocol utilised for studying the benefits of professional school-based counsellors in supporting young people experiencing emotional issues has recently been released. This three year £835,000 study has established a dedicated counselling service in 18 London secondary schools.
Posted: 15 March 2018
Pioneering study helps people with schizophrenia control brain activity
New research shows people with schizophrenia can train themselves to control brain regions linked to verbal hallucinations, using an MRI scanner and a computerised rocket game.
Posted: 13 February 2018