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Contact Details

Email
emily.cooney@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Department of Psychological Medicine (Wellington)
Qualifications
PhD, PGDipCIPs, MNZCCP
Research summary
Cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy dissemination, effective interventions for violence to oneself or others.

Research

I am a clinical psychologist with expertise in dialectical and cognitive behaviour therapies, and the treatment of PTSD for people with high-risk behaviour. My research has focused on intervention outcomes for people struggling with addiction, suicidal behaviour, anger and emotion dysregulation.

I also work as an advisor to Oranga Tamariki on the management of tamariki and rangatahi at risk of suicide, and am an adjunct professor at the Yale school of medicine where I collaborate on research and training projects related to dissemination and treatment evaluation.

I provide adherence coding for the Linehan DBT certification board. I have been PI on two small trials of DBT in New Zealand. One was evaluating the feasibility of DBT with men with problems related to anger, and the other was evaluating the feasibility of trialling DBT with suicidal adolescents and their families funded by Te Pou on behalf of the Ministry of Health.

Publications

McKenzie, S. K., Kelly, M. T., Cooney, E., & Oliffe, J. L. (2023). Men's accounts of anxiety: A photovoice study. SSM Qualitative Research in Health, 4, 100356. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2023.100356

Walton, C. J., Gonzalez, S., Cooney, E. B., Leigh, L., & Szwec, S. (2023). Engagement over telehealth: Comparing attendance between dialectical behaviour therapy delivered face-to-face and via telehealth for programs in Australia and New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. Borderline Personality Disorder & Emotion Dysregulation, 10, 16. doi: 10.1186/s40479-023-00221-4

Cooney, E. B., Walton, C. J., & Gonzalez, S. (2022). Getting DBT online down under: The experience of Australian and New Zealand Dialectical Behaviour Therapy programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic. PLoS ONE, 17(10), e0275636. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0275636

Jenkin, G., Quigg, S., Paap, H., Cooney, E., Peterson, D., & Every-Palmer, S. (2022). Places of safety? Fear and violence in acute mental health facilities: A large qualitative study of staff and service user perspectives. PLoS ONE, 17(5), e0266935. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266935

Cooney, E., & Greenwood, L. (2018). Working with adolescents who want to kill themselves. In R. Anderson (Ed.), Violent adolescents: Understanding the destructive impulse. (pp. 73-86). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429484711

Cooney, E., & Greenwood, L. (2018). Working with adolescents who want to kill themselves. In R. Anderson (Ed.), Violent adolescents: Understanding the destructive impulse. (pp. 73-86). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429484711

Chapter in Book - Other

McKenzie, S. K., Kelly, M. T., Cooney, E., & Oliffe, J. L. (2023). Men's accounts of anxiety: A photovoice study. SSM Qualitative Research in Health, 4, 100356. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2023.100356

Journal - Research Article

Walton, C. J., Gonzalez, S., Cooney, E. B., Leigh, L., & Szwec, S. (2023). Engagement over telehealth: Comparing attendance between dialectical behaviour therapy delivered face-to-face and via telehealth for programs in Australia and New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. Borderline Personality Disorder & Emotion Dysregulation, 10, 16. doi: 10.1186/s40479-023-00221-4

Journal - Research Article

Cooney, E. B., Walton, C. J., & Gonzalez, S. (2022). Getting DBT online down under: The experience of Australian and New Zealand Dialectical Behaviour Therapy programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic. PLoS ONE, 17(10), e0275636. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0275636

Journal - Research Article

Jenkin, G., Quigg, S., Paap, H., Cooney, E., Peterson, D., & Every-Palmer, S. (2022). Places of safety? Fear and violence in acute mental health facilities: A large qualitative study of staff and service user perspectives. PLoS ONE, 17(5), e0266935. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266935

Journal - Research Article

Thabrew, H., Gandeza, E., Bahr, G., Bettany, D., Bampton, C., Cooney, E., … Tiatia-Seath, J. (2018). The management of young people who self-harm by New Zealand Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Cutting-edge or cutting corners? Australasian Psychiatry, 26(2), 152-159. doi: 10.1177/1039856217748248

Journal - Research Article

Chapman, A. L., Derbidge, C. M., Cooney, E., Hong, P. Y., & Linehan, M. M. (2009). Temperament as a prospective predictor of self-injury among patients with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 23(2), 122-140. doi: 10.1521/pedi.2009.23.2.122

Journal - Research Article

White, K. G., & Cooney, E. B. (1996). Consequences of remembering: Independence of performance at different retention intervals. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 22(1), 51-59. doi: 10.1037/0097-7403.22.1.51

Journal - Research Article

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