I graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2016 with my Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Psychology. I moved to Saskatchewan in 2017 to begin my doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. Currently, I am in my fifth year of the program. My role at FIT is to assess clients’ emotional and psychological well-being and to help make the most appropriate recommendation for clients. My work is supervised by Dr. Selina Zaluski.
Before my current employment as a psychometrist at FIT, I completed supervised clinical practica at a few different sites throughout my training at the U of S, and I have been fortunate that most of this has been in my field of interest: health psychology. The majority of my clinical psychology experience has involved assessing and treating individuals with genetic or acquired medical/health conditions who are also struggling with mental health difficulties or adjustment problems. While the majority of my work has been with adults, I have also received training with children. During my training, in 2019, I was awarded the Gary Gerber Graduate Student Award in Clinical Psychology.
In my spare time, I like to employ some of the tips and techniques I give clients, such as regular exercise and relaxation. I regularly enjoy kickboxing, and less frequently, salsa dancing and meditation. I am also very interested in advocacy for the rights of People of Colour. To that end, I volunteer for a small non-profit dedicated to anti-racism.
Brad Cooper graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990 and a Post Graduate Diploma (Educational Psychology) in 1998. It was also in 1998 that Brad joined the FIT for Active Living Team. During this time he has become a Board Certified Specialist in Psychometry (2008) and has worked mainly in the capacity as a resource and support to psychology staff.