Dr. Cooperman is a clinical psychologist licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Her scope of practice includes work with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Cooperman holds a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University. During her training, she worked at several McGill University teaching hospitals including the Douglas Hospital and the Jewish General Hospital. Prior to completing her clinical training, Dr. Cooperman also completed a predoctoral internship at McMaster University hospitals.
In addition to her private work, for over 15 years, Dr. Cooperman assessed and treated children and adolescents at Markham Stouffville Hospital. At the hospital, Dr. Cooperman created and ran a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy group for adolescents suffering from depression that incorporated group exercise (kickboxing). Dr. Cooperman was the principal investigator on a research project evaluating the effectiveness of exercise as an adjunct to group therapy for depressed teenagers. Dr. Cooperman was also one of the principal developers of the ATLAS program (Adolescent Treatment and Learning Alternative Services), a day hospital program for teens with anxiety and depression. Finally, Dr. Cooperman developed, ran, and evaluated a pilot program for treatment of Transitional Age Youth (ages 18-26).
Dr. Cooperman is invited frequently to give presentations on a variety of topics – particularly, anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. Dr. Cooperman has served as a lecturer in abnormal psychology at York University.
THE ANXIETY PODCAST TAP 194 – Dr. Jessica Cooperman on Helping Teenagers Manage Anxiety & School
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