College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Derrick “T.C.” Copper was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Walden University, volunteered as a Graduate Assistant for Doctoral Candidates, and joined the Walden Staff in September 2003.
Dr. Copper’s assignments include, working at Lyon’s VA Hospital, Rutgers Mental Health Center, and Pikes Peak Mental Health as a Mental Health Specialist. In December 1980, he was selected to work for the Department of Defense Army, Army Substance Abuse Program. Within the scope of the Army Substance Abuse Program, Dr. Copper has held the positions of Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Clinical Director with an emphasis on individual counseling, group counseling, and family dynamics. As a Prevention Coordinator and Employee Assistance Program Administrator, emphasis was placed on prevention education, crisis intervention and debriefings, and prevention of workplace violence. In the capacity of Chief of the Army Substance Abuse Program, Dr. Copper’s responsibilities included program and clinical management. Dr. Copper’s assignment as Risk Reduction Coordinator for the US Army, Monterey, CA, involved working with deployed and redeployed soldiers and their family members.
Dr. Copper holds certifications in Biofeedback/EEG and Hypnotherapy; and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. His interests extend to alternative medicine and experiential learning.