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Health Sciences profile

Dr Emily Cooney

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (Wellington)
QualificationsPhD, PGDipCIPs, MNZCCP
Research summaryCognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy dissemination, effective interventions for violence to oneself or others.


I am a clinical psychologist with expertise in dialectical and cognitive behaviour therapies, and the treatment of PTSD for people with high-risk behaviour.


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

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

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

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