(New Zealand)

Emily  Cooney, PhDEmily Cooney, PhD is a clinical psychologist who has worked in the US, the UK, and New Zealand with children and adults in a range of inpatient and outpatient settings, with a particular focus on DBT. She is a senior lecturer at Otago University and an assistant professor adjunct at the Yale School of Medicine, where she co-directed the DBT and DBT for substance use disorder teams within an Intensive Outpatient Program. Emily served as a research therapist on two trials of DBT under Dr Marsha Linehan, and was the principal investigator on two DBT feasibility trials in New Zealand. One examined DBT for self-harming adolescents, and the other trialed DBT skills training for men with anger-related problems. Her current research focusses on DBT-oriented intervention and research for people experiencing family violence and suicidal thoughts and behavior.