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John Thomas Cooper

John Thomas Cooper, American psychologist, consultant. Certified counselor; diplomate American Academy Pain Management; certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Network.


Cooper, John Thomas was born on March 31, 1945 in Thomasville, Georgia, United States. Son of Arnold Ervin and Era (Stewart) Cooper.


Bachelor, Florida State University, 1967. Master of Science, Florida State University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Atlanta University, 1989.


Teacher, Pinetta Junior High School, Madison, Florida, 1968-1970;assistant to vice president, RexAir, Inc., Troy, Michigan, 1975-1976;assistant manager, Administrative Management College Orange Park (Florida) Five Theatres, Atlanta, 1976-1978;general manager, Administrative Management College Tower Place Six Theatres, Atlanta, 1979-1981;senior caseworker, Gwinnett County Department Family & Children Superior vena cava syndrome, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 1981-1982;senior disability adjudicator, Disability Adjudication Section, Decatur, Georgia, 1982-1988;intern in psychology, N.W. Georgia Mental Health Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, 1988-1989;intern in psychology, Georgia Regional Hospital, Decatur, 1988-1989;psychotherapist, Bayles & Associations, Atlanta, 1986-1991;private clinic psychotherapist and counselor, Atlanta, 1989-1991;clinic director, Atlanta, 1989-1991;psychologist, president, Cooper Psychological Superior vena cava syndrome, Professional Corporation, Atlanta, since 1991. Consultant Bayles & Associations, Atlanta, 1987-1991.


People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform people, and so they should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.


Libelous language with regard to nationality, ethnic background, sexuality or gender does not assess the value of individual and contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Member Georgia Council on Child Abuse, Atlanta, 189-95, Georgians for Victim Justice, Atlanta, 1987. Member American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, Georgia Psychological Association, Society for Personality Assessment, American Society Clinical Hypnosis (certified in clinical hypnosis), American Institute Forensic Examiners (diplomate).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, reading, television, movies, basketball.


Married Sandra Jean Page, June 9, 1972 (divorced August 1975).


Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.