Chip Cooper

Joseph Cooper, PhD LPC is an Associate professor of Psychology in the Department of Counseling at Marymount University in Arlington, VA and former faculty member and co-chair of the Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Training Program (ISTDP) at the Washington School of Psychiatry. He is currently a board member of the International Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Association (IEDTA). Dr. Cooper completed his core training in ISTDP from the Washington School of Psychiatry in 2009 and currently provides supervision and training in ISTDP. He has over 23 years of clinical experience and maintains a private practice in Washington, DC. specializing in the treatment of trauma, addictions, unexplained medical symptoms, and personality disorders. In addition to teaching and conducting psychotherapy, he has been an active presenter at national and international conferences, and has published scholarly articles and book chapters on clinical supervision, play therapy, counseling skills, and the importance of emotions in psychotherapy. To learn more about Joseph, go to

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