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Tanya Cooper
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About Me

Tanya is a registered psychologist with 15 years experience working in community health as a counselor, senior clinician, manager and clinical supervisor. She has worked in the public health care sector, private practice and in academia. After having practiced as a generalist psychologist for many years, she has recently completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology in 2018. She is currently in private practice with a focus on teaching and coaching counseling with a specialist interest in MI.


Tanya has been involved in leadership roles within the Victorian Drug and Alcohol Sector as one of the first members of the AOD Change Agent Network. During her involvement she contributed to establishing a Community of Practice in which people were committed to influencing positive systems change, promoting growth and leadership in the AOD sector. She also gives community talks on improving conversations around substance use, having presented for local community groups such as Rotary, Medicare Local, Victoria Police and child and family services.


Tanya has a range of interest areas in addition to addiction including; eating behaviours, health and wellbeing, and rehabilitation. Having competed at an elite level from 1994-2010 as a member of the Australian Karate Team, Tanya also has a keen interest in women in leadership, supporting organizational change, athlete welfare and sport performance.


Tanya joined the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers after participating in the first TNT for the Oceania region, held in Melbourne in 2015.  Tanya is passionate about the delivery of ethical and client centered standards of care. Her work aims towards supporting professionals to get the best out of their conversations with clients, to promote positive therapeutic experiences.

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Services offered: 
Introductory Training
Intermediate training
Area of practice: 
Criminal Justice
Mental Health
Training Interests
Addiction, Forensic Settings, Eating Behaviours, Health and Wellbeing, Rehabilitation, Leadership, Athlete Welfare, Sport Performance, MI and Mindfulness


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