About Dr. Cooley

I’ve been practicing psychology in northern Palm Beach County for over 30 years. I’m proud to be one of only 3% of psychologists in the United States to be Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
 
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University at Albany, State University of New York in 1974. My M.A. and B.A. degrees in psychology were awarded by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 
 
My current practice involves evaluating and treating children, adolescents and adults for a variety of behavioral and psychological problems. I specialize in the evaluation of Attention Deficit Disorder, learning disabilities, giftedness, developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders. I also continue to practice psychotherapy with adults. I enjoy  working with different ages and problems.
 
I’m a member of the American and Florida Psychological Associations.. I also serve on the Board of Directors of the The Learning Center at the Els Center of Excellence, a charter school in Jupiter for children with autism.
Another sub-specialty is conducting pre-employment psychological evaluations for law enforcement and corrections officers (currently 7 different agencies).
 
I love to teach and have conducted training programs in over one dozen states for educators, mental health professionals, psychologists and physicians. I’ve been a speaker on many Celebrity cruises. I’ve published several articles on learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder. My book, Teaching Kids with Mental Health and Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom has sold over 11,000 copies, received numerous reviews and has been published in four languages. I’ve been on on the faculty of the Lifelong Learning Society at Florida Atlantic University and University of California’s Osher Lifelong Learning Center in San Diego.

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