Scot has been a faculty member at Brief Therapy Training Centres International (a division of the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute) for the past four years. He's the Director of The Brief & Narrative Therapy Network
and Supervisor Child Clinical Services/ Brief Services at a Children’s Mental Health Centre in rural Ontario Canada. Scot's professional journey has allowed him to apply the ethics and thinking of narrative and solution focused therapies in contexts with youth in group homes, schools, and individual and family therapy settings. Most recently Scot was part of the Neighbouring Communities Initiative
as part of the community team in Caledonia and Six Nations. Scot's passion is single session therapy where he continues to investigate what is possible in time limited therapeutic conversations.
His most recent publications include,Co-composing an Evidence Base: the narrative therapy revisiting project co-authored with Karen Young, Impressions of Hope and Its Influence In the Process Of Change: an international e-mail trialogue
, and When All the Time You Have Is Now: single session and time limited intervention utilizing brief and narrative therapy
. He has organized four international conferences highlighting the ideas and practice of brief and narrative therapy with a special interest in continuing to move the work forward through idea sharing, networking and connections with colleagues
Scot enjoys, most of all, the time with his kids and family, as he’s the proud parent of twins, Ben and Grace. The life lessons taught to him by his children trickle into his presentations in stories that serve to illuminate the theoretical backdrop of his practice. Scot’s high energy and engaging style make for a lively and clear presentation.
Young, K. & Cooper, S. (2008) Toward Co-composing An Evidence Base: The narrative therapy re-visiting project. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 27(1), 67-83
Vaananen, P. (2006) From The Known and Familiar To What’s Possible to Know: A Conversation With Scot Cooper, Ratkes,
Cooper, S., Duvall, J. (eds.) (2005) Catching The Winds Of Change: A Collection of Practice –Based Evidence Papers In Brief & Narrative Therapy,
Young, K., Cooper, S. ( 2005) When All The Time You Have Is Now: Single Session & Time-Limited Intervention Utilizing Brief and Narrative Therapy., Cooper, S. Duvall, J. (eds.) Catching The Winds Of Change: A Collection of Practice–Based Evidence Papers In Brief & Narrative Therapy, (pp. 32- 40)
Cooper, S., Darmody, M. Dolan, Y. (2003) Impressions Of Hope & It’s Influence In The Process Of Change: An International E-mail Trialogue, Journal Of Systemic Therapies, 22. 3, Fall (pp. 67-78)
Cooper, S., (2003). A Competency-Based Classroom: A Classroom Manual,
Malinen, T., Cooper, S. (2003) Lighting The Smallest Candle: A Conversation With Yvonne Dolan, Ratkes, January, (pp. 4-11)
Malinen, T., Cooper S. (2002) Practice Is Theory Lived Through: A Conversation With Dr. Wendel Ray, Ratkes, April, (pp. 3-8)