Dr Angela Cooper Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada; ISTDP Therapist & IEDTA Supervisor in training Highly sought after trainer, supervisor and therapist, Ange has trained with three of the most renown ISTDP supervisors - first training with Dr Patricia Coughlin, continuing advanced supervision with Dr Allan Abbass and training as a ISTDP trainer with Jon Frederickson.
Working concurrently with Dr Abbass at the Centre for Emotions and Health, she completed a three- year pilot project to provide consultation, assessment, treatment, teaching and research using ISTDP to address the unconscious emotional processes that are believed to underlie many physical and somatic difficulties. These include: chronic pain, chest pain, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal issues, headache, migraine, memory difficulties, muscle weakness and other mind body problems. These difficulties are often co-morbid with anxiety, depression, personality issues and/or trauma.
Committed to the dissemination and promotion of ISTDP as an integrated, open and inclusive model of therapy, she is particularly passionate about using the ideas from ISTDP to build emotional health and capacity in clinicians across all fields of health; without taking care of our own mental and emotional well-being, we limit our ability to care for others. Emotihealth aims to create a ripple effect of caring that starts from within and expands far and wide.