Rachel Cooper

Clinical Lecturer

Faculty of Health Sciences


01482 463037

Rachel Cooper is a BABCP-accredited cognitive-behavioural therapist and Clinical Lecturer on the PG Dip in CBT for Secondary Care.

She qualified as a cognitive-behavioural therapist in 2000, and has clinical experience of working in inpatient units, psychiatric rehabilitation, assertive outreach, community secondary care, primary care psychology and IAPT. She has experience of CBT supervision both within the NHS and at the University.

Rachel has worked as Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hull since 2009, initially on the IAPT training programme. As of March 2017, she is the KSA representative on the BABCP Practitioner Accreditation Committee.


Research Interests

CBT in psychosis


Cooper R, McLeod C, Gendle K and Burbidge F (2010), 'Boundary Issues in Clinical Psychology. A Reflection on Our Practice', Clinical Psychology Forum, 208 17-19.

Cooper R, Gendle K, Mould C and Ackroyd C (2008), 'Psychology in Assertive Outreach', The Psychologist, 21 (1) 30-31.


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Basic CBT Theory and Skills

  • CBT for Common Disorders and Processes in SMI

  • Further Specific Disorders (Psychosis)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies, University College Chester (College of Liverpool University)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosocial Interventions, University of York

  • BSc Human Psychology with Professional Training, University of Aston

External roles

Non-core profession / KSA representative on the BABCP Practitioner Accreditation Committee