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Kathleen Keefe-Cooperman

Assistant Professor of Counseling and Development

B.A., Rhode Island CollegeM.A., Pace University, M.S., University of HartfordPsy.D., University of Hartford


Kathleen Keefe-Cooperman received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Rhode Island College, a master’s degree in counseling from Pace University, and a master’s degree in clinical practices in psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford.

Dr. Keefe-Cooperman is a licensed New York State Psychologist who is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Development. The psychologist also conducts psychological evaluations of children and adolescents. She taught as an adjunct for Long Island University before becoming director of the Counseling Programs for the Rockland Graduate Campus from 2004-2009.

Dr. Keefe-Cooperman developed workshops and produced annotated bibliographies in the area of improving patient-physician communication related to oncology and general medicine. Her research in the areas of perinatal loss and breaking bad news has been published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, she has served on the board of the Mental Health Association of Rockland County and was past chair for the Geriatric Mental Health Conference for Rockland County.


Autism, ADHD, Television Viewing Patterns of Young Children, Early Childhood, Stanford-Binet 5 and Young Children, Breaking Bad News, Detection of Auditory Processing Issues in Preschool-Aged Children, Managing Difficult Behaviors in Preschoolers, Perinatal Bereavement


  • Co-author, “Communicating Bad News: A Model for Emergency Mental Health Helpers,” published in the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health
  • Author, “A Comparison of Grief as Related to Miscarriage and Termination for Fetal Abnormality,” published in Omega
  • Author, “Annotated Bibliography for Improving Patient-Physician Communication in Oncology,” published on the Institute for Healthcare Communication Web site
  • Co-author, “Annotated Bibliography for: Treating Patients with C.A.R.E.,” published on the Institute for Healthcare Communication Web site

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Counseling Association
  • Member, New York Mental Health Counseling Association
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Former Board Member, Mental Health Association of Rockland County
  • Former Member, New York State Psychological Association
  • Member, Geriatric Mental Health Workgroup of Rockland County
  • Past Conference Chairperson, Geriatric Mental Health Workgroup of Rockland County
  • Board Member, Tappan Library