Dr. Cohen is the author and co-editor of Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice. As a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Cohen has experience introducing this material to students in the social work department. The book is the first of its kind, proposing to make films as a part of psychotherapy in comprehensive academic writing. It is also in the national library of medicine. In the 15 chapters, sources came from authors associated with Psychology, Counseling, Anthropology, Social Work, and Art Therapy.
Education
PhD, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA, 2013
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Dr. Cohen is clinically trained as a researcher at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Walden University. He has experience as a film/video editor for Avid and Final Cut Pro in Burbank, California. His expertise includes “A” list work in Hollywood with significant people in the film world before turning back to psychology to complete his doctorate in clinical psychology. He speaks in public on virtual reality and digital storytelling and is also on the board of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s nonprofit foundation. His clinical experience involves working with people of several populations, including community mental health, hospital settings, and private practice. He is also a student of Somatic Experiencing, which plays a role in his theory of film editing and teaching trauma.
Personal Interests
Dr. Cohen works in the field of mental health education with clients, groups, and colleagues from around the world and is now studying for licensure to be a clinical psychologist.

Dr. Cohen has extensive experience doing public speaking. He had presented his knowledge at conferences in the US and Canada, as well as hospital settings. He has made public speeches at addiction treatment facilities, universities, and webinars on topics such as addiction and trauma. Dr. Cohen is also currently on staff at the video therapy school in Israel and has lectured for a class in Haifa. For more info, please visit the following link.


https://www.kolnoam.com/teaching staff


During his presentation at an addiction treatment facility in 2016, Dr. Cohen introduced relax VR. This virtual reality application was soon to become one of the top 10 apps on the Google Daydream and now available on Android, Daydream View, Samsung Gear VR, iOS, and Pico Goblin.

Dr. Cohen’s company is based out of Long Beach. His company is called Your Digital Storytelling Project,  which involves public speaking, digital storytelling, virtual reality, and a publication. The press of his company includes a radio show, webinars, articles, and presentations at conferences and universities. To see examples of the media, please visit the following website.


https://www.yourdigitalstorytellingproject.com
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