Dan A. Cooper, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
TRAININGS AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts
Post-Graduate Advanced Professional Certificate in Counseling and Psychology: Lesley University
Master of Arts in Drama Therapy: New York University
Bachelor of Arts in Contemplative Psychology: Naropa University
Certified in Internal Family Systems (Level 1, year-long)
"It is the nature of the mind to be subdivided into an indeterminate number of subpersonalities or parts....[This approach aims to] achieve balance and harmony within the internal system...[IFS helps] to differentiate and elevate the Self so it can be an effective leader in the system" (SOURCE: The Center for Self Leadership).
The Neurobiological approaches to Trauma incorporate neuroscience, IFS, and Sensory Motor based approaches to Psychotherapy.
Certified in Intensive Program in Family Systems Therapy (year-long)
"The Family Systems Therapy training trains participants to utilize "clinical practices that highlight family, couple and individual competencies, frame their difficulties in non-shaming, non-blaming ways, taking into account the influences of the larger culture and community, and facilitate a path for growth and change." (Source: Therapy Training Boston).
Certified Advanced Practitioner of Motivational Interviewing (multiple courses):
"The approach [of Motivational Interviewing] upholds four principles— expressing empathy and avoiding arguing, developing discrepancy, rolling with resistance, and supporting self-efficacy (client’s belief s/he can successfully make a change)" (Source: SAMHSA)
Completion of training in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy (33hrs)
Psychodrama aims to foster "development of creativity, spontaneity and encounter to enhance the relationship between individuals, families and communities, and works actively to heal and transform society through the knowledge and practice of psychodrama, group psychotherapy and sociometry in all its diverse applications" (Source: ASGPP).