As a psychologist and poet, Lawrence J.W. Cooper is uniquely equipped to deal with the subject of mental disorders on both an emotional and academic level. Having walked the path of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Depression, he wishes to help others through his book, The Room. It is both an autobiography
His areas of expertise include ten years as a psychometrician and reading specialist, eighteen years as a school administrator/Counsellor/Special Education teacher, as well as being available as needed for School Division Educational Psychologist services. In addition, he spent thirteen years teaching high school advanced placement Psychology and English on-line. He is the winner of the Canadian Teacher’s Federation Hilroy Fellowship for innovation, and the Alberta and Canadian Educator and Administrator of the Year awards for Inclusion of Children with Special Needs into mainstream education.
He currently resides with his wife in Fanny Bay, Vancouver Island.