Course Type


All Scheduled Dates


Course Length

1 hour


Paths to Mental Health Professions with Angela Cooper, LCAT, ATR-BC


Paths to Mental Health Professions is a series of one-hour conversations with people who hold a variety of roles in the mental and behavioral health field who will share insights into their education and career path. This series will introduce different career options and help demystify the requirements involved. Speakers will describe their unique paths, including how they got where they are, challenges they overcame, and lessons learned along the way. The Academy seeks to show and encourage diversity in the field, including by sharing stories from professionals with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural identities, lived experiences, and motivations for doing this work, as well as people with a variety of degrees, licenses, and roles. Learners will have an opportunity to ask questions of each speaker.

Speaker: Angela Cooper, LCAT, ATR-BC

Angela Cooper is a licensed creative art therapist with over 15 years of experience in working with adolescents and young adults involved with the criminal justice and foster care systems and with histories of trauma and substance use. She has provided Motivational Interviewing (MI) training across different organizations and is a Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) member.

Angela holds an MPS in art therapy from Pratt Institute and a post-graduate certificate in instructional technology design from University of Massachusetts Boston.


This session will include an interview with Angela Cooper followed by Q&A.


This course is open to staff of any non-profit organization or government agency that delivers social services in NYC. It is also open to students who are interested in pursuing careers in the mental and behavioral health field.


Angela Cooper