Education & Training

October 2018

PhD in Psychology – Thesis researching the effects of group outdoor activities on the symptoms of PTSD in military veterans. First paper currently at review stage, second paper in preparation for submission, further publications to follow.

September 2018

Advanced EMDR Clinical Workshop with Dr Laurel Parnell: Attachment-Focused Healing of Complex Trauma.

October 2017

Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training – Professor Edna Foa, University of Pennsylvania.

March 2015

PG. Dip CBT Primary Care Mental Health (HIT-IAPT).

June 2015 – Environmental certificate
John Muir Discovery award

June 2015 – City & Guilds
Life skills award

July 2014 – Using EMDR with children
Level 2 Child Training for EMDR therapists.

July 2014 – Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis
Qualitative Data Analysis: Methodologies for Analysing Text and Talk.

June 2014 – European society for Medical Decision Making (ESMDM) Short course.
The Psychology of Medical Decision Making: How to Analyse Clinical Judgment Using A Lens Model Approach

June 2014 – European society for Medical Decision Making (ESMDM) Short course.
The Psychology of Medical Diagnosis

November 2013 – Using EMDR with children
Level 1 Child Training for EMDR therapists.

November 2013 – EMDR Association UK & Ireland
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner.

July 2013 – Essex University
Essex University Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis – Applying Regression

June 2013 – Essex University
Stories of Health and Illness: An Introduction:
(Essex University Short Courses in Social Research)

July 2012 – The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships
CPD event for Couple Therapy for Depression

Oct 2011 – Oct 2012 – Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
Accredited Couple Therapy for Depression – IAPT practitioner training.

Oct 2011- Sept 2012 – Essex University
Msc in Psychology – (Merit).

Oct 2011 – Relate.
Telephone Counselling Training.

May 2011 – Sept 2011 – Aston University
Diploma in Psychology.

May 2010- Nov 2011 – EMDR Training UK
Parts 1-3 Advanced training in EMDR.

Jan 2010 – June 2010 STT Learning.
Certificate in living and working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Sept 2008- May 2011 – Colchester Institute
BA Hons in Counselling Studies (First Class).

1993-1996 – Harlow College.
Chartered Institute of Marketing – Diploma.

1981 – Penrice school Nine O-Levels.

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I have known Mark Wheeler for several years now.  I have always been impressed by his enthusiasm, ability and empathy.  He is a skilled researcher and a caring, effective counsellor, not to mention a genuine, good person.  Mark’s work with Military Veterans with PTSD is innovative and timely, and his results are excellent.

Dr Nick Cooper

Centre for Brain Science, Department of Psychology University of Essex

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