Mr David Cooper

Mr David Cooper


Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology)



Academic & Student Life
Scholarship holders

David Cooper is a clinical psychologist and Scientia PhD candidate. His research explores how treatment for OCD might be improved by “re-scripting” OCD-related images or memories that keep repeating. This technique uses the imagination to evoke deeper emotion-based learning or change, but researchers are still investigating how they work. David is also interested in how people can use technology to guide them through therapeutic techniques. He combine these two interests in his research.

School of Psychology Mathews Building
  • Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'A novel experimental investigation of online imagery rescripting for obsessive-compulsive prospective imagery', Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 37, pp. 100799 - 100799,
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Finding help for OCD in Australia: development and evaluation of a clinician directory', Australian Psychologist, pp. 1 - 8,
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'How technology can enhance treatment: A scoping review of clinical interventions for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders', British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61, pp. 8 - 30,
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Mindfulness and Empathy Among Counseling and Psychotherapy Professionals: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', Mindfulness, 11, pp. 2243 - 2257,
    Journal articles | 2018
    2018, 'Mindfulness-based interventions and their effects on emotional clarity: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Affective Disorders, 235, pp. 265 - 276,