Marty A. Cooper

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Job title: 

Assistant Professor
Counseling Psychology

Phone: 

(516)628-5689

E-mail: 

cooperm@oldwestbury.edu

Building: 

New Academic Building

Room: 

2081

Office hours: 

  • Mondays: 1-3pm
  • Wednesdays: 10:30am-12:30pm

Courses taught: 

Undergraduate:

  • PY4130 Field Experience & Research
  • PH4450 Human Sexuality

Graduate:

  • MH6500 Lifespan Development
  • MH6530 Principles and Techniques of Counseling
  • MH6130 Psychosocial and Cultural Perspectives​: Theory & Practice I
  • MH7110 Group Counseling
  • MH7120 Psychosocial and Cultural Perspectives​: Theory & Practice II
  • MH7130 Clinical Internship in Mental Health Counseling I
  • MH7530 Clinical Internship in Mental Health Counseling II

Education: 

Degrees:

  • 2015 Ph.D. Counseling Psychology-APA Accredited - Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
  • 2009 M.A. Mental Health Counseling - New York University, New York, NY
  • 2007 B.A. Double Major in Special Honors Curriculum, Psychology, Minor in Religion - Hunter College (CUNY) New York, NY

Certifications//Credentials:

  • 2017 Certification National Counselor
  • 2016 New York State Psychologist License
  • 2011 New York State Mental Health Counselor License
  • 2009 Certification Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy/Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Professional Service:

  • 2017-Present Group Leader - Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2017-Present Volunteer Psychologist - New York Medical Reserve Corp
  • 2017-Present Volunteer Evaluator - Physicians for Human Rights
  • 2017-Present Committee Member - American Counseling Association (ACA), Professional Outreach Committee
  • 2015-Present Mentor - American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, Committee on Sexual 
  • Orientation and Gender Diversity (APAGS-CSOGD) 
  • 2013-2015 Clinical Supervisor - Metropolitan Community Church of New York
  • 2012-2015 Clinical Supervisor - The Space at Tompkins

Additional Training:

  • 2012-2015 Student Affiliate - William Alanson White Institute, Interpersonal Psychotherapy Workshop
  • 2012 HIV Educator - American Psychological Association (APA), HIV Office of Psychology Education
  • 2010 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - New Jersey Psychological Association
  • 2009 Motivational Interviewing - Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training, NY

Research interests: 

One line of my research focuses on intersectionalities of multiple minority statuses with an emphasis on sexual orientation. An additionally line of research focuses on ageism with an emphasis on intervention.

Select publications & presentations: 

Publications:

[6] Cooper, M.A. & Acevedo, M. (2018). Predictors of sexual orientation competence among United States psychologists. Manuscript in preparation.

[5] Cooper, M.A. (2015). "Sexual orientation competence: Psychologists’ perceived competence and relationships to multicultural competence, training, engagement, and exposure to lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals" Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). Paper 2089.

[4] Cooper, M.A. & Khshaiboon, S. (2013). Race, culture, and mental health among Christian Arab Americans. Proceedings from ISPRC ’13: The Thirteenth Annual Diversity Challenge, Boston College, Boston, M.A.

[3] Cooper, M.A. & Khshaiboon, S. (2012). Violence and survival among gay and lesbian Arabs in the Middle East. Proceedings from ISPRC ’12: The Twelfth Annual Diversity Challenge, Boston College, Boston, M.A.

[2] Cooper, M.A., Berhe, Z., & Palmer, L. (2011). Proceedings from ISPRC ’11: The Eleventh Annual Diversity Challenge, Boston College, Boston, M.A.

[1] Cooper, M.A. (2007). Attachment styles among gay-identified male internet escort workers. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Psychology, Hunter College, New York, NY.

Presentations/Workshops:

[21] Cooper, M.A. (2016, December). Arab Americans: Treatment considerations. Training for APA accredited doctoral internship program at Kings County Medical Center, Department of Psychology. Brooklyn, N.Y.

[20] Cooper, M.A. (2016, February). Arab Americans: Treatment considerations. Training for APA accredited doctoral internship program at Kings County Medical Center, Department of Psychology. Brooklyn, N.Y.

[19] Cooper, M.A. (2016, January). Motivational interviewing. In-service training for psychiatric residents at Interfaith Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Brooklyn, N.Y

[18] Cooper, M.A. (2015, December). History of psychology: An overview of theory. In-service training for psychiatric residents at Interfaith Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Brooklyn, N.Y

[17] Cooper, M.A. (2015 November). Motivational interviewing. In-service training for social workers at Interfaith Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Brooklyn, N.Y

[16] Cooper, M.A. & Ahmed, R. (2015, October). Psychological assessment. In-service training for psychiatric residents at Interfaith Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Brooklyn, N.Y

[15] Cooper, M.A. (2015, November). Psychiatric morbidity and mortality. In-service training for psychiatric residents at Interfaith Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Brooklyn, N.Y

[14] Cooper, M.A. & Khshaiboon, S. (2013, October). Race, culture, and mental health among Christian Arab Americans. Structured Discussion conducted at Diversity Challenge, Boston College, Boston, M.A.

[13] Cooper, M.A. & Palmer, L. (2013, August). Assessing the intersection of ageism and social relations among lesbian and gay individuals. Poster presented at the APA 121st Annual Convention, Honolulu, H.I.

[12] Cooper, M.A. & Khshaiboon, S. (2012, October). Violence and survival among gay and lesbian Arabs in the Middle East. Individual Presentation conducted at Diversity Challenge, Boston College, Boston, M.A.

[11] Cooper, M.A. (2012, August). Suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals. In L. Palmer, (Chair), Suicidality across the lifespan: A minority perspective. Symposium conducted at the120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, Florida.

[10] Cooper, M.A. (2012, March). Introduction to motivational interviewing. In-service training at Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Brooklyn, N.Y.

[9] Cooper, M.A., Berhe, Z., & Palmer, L. (2011, October). Ageism and the intersections of race within lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Structured Discussion conducted at Diversity Challenge, Boston College, Boston, M.A.

[8] Dettle, K. L., Berhe, Z.B., Cooper, M.A., Jean Baptiste, J., Berk, E.T., & Khshaiboon, S. (2011, August). Facilitating a cognitive stimulation group for residents of an assisted living community. Poster presented at the APA 119th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

[7] Cooper, M.A. (2011, August). Family violence and compassion fatigue. In L. Palmer, (Chair), The Experience of Compassion Fatigue in Therapist Trainees. Symposium conducted at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

[6] Grossman, A.H., Cooper, M.A., Aydin, F., Rothenberg, A., & Chan, J. (2009, August). Comparing protective and risk factors of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth seeking services. Symposium conducted at the APA 117th Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

[5] Grossman, A.H., Frank, J.A., & Cooper, M.A. (2010, July). Recreational sexual experiences among sexual minority and sexual non-minority youth entering services, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

[4] Cooper, M.A. (2007, September). The psychology of behavior. Guest Lecture conducted at Hunter College, New York, NY.

[3] Cooper, M.A. (2007, June). Consciousness and Heuristics: The Mind/Body Connection. Guest Lecture conducted at Hunter College, New York, NY.

[2] Cooper, M.A. (2007, March). Research methods in human sexuality. Guest Lecture conducted at Hunter College, New York, NY.

[1] Cooper, M.A. (2005, December). Attachment styles among gay-identified male internet escort workers. Honors Seminar. Lecture conducted at Hunter College, New York, NY.