The Family Focused Approach to Bipolar Disorder

The Family Focused Approach to Bipolar Disorder

I cannot imagine leading a normal life without both taking lithium and having had the benefits of psychotherapy…. Ineffably, psychotherapy heals. Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph. D. — An Unquiet Mind Many group discussions in response to a prior post, Bipolar Disorder and the Family, included requests for more detail concerning…

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Family Resilience

Family Resilience

Life might not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we might as well dance. Loss is inevitable. None of us escapes “The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.” How do we best help families and communities heal from trauma and loss as they respond to persistent…

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What it is & What it isn’t and What Perhaps it Could Be

What it is & What it isn’t and What Perhaps it Could Be

 The Issue of the Feasibility of Family Interventions “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
 “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where–” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you…

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Helping Parents of Children With Chronic Health Conditions

Helping Parents of Children With Chronic Health Conditions

As reported in the Summer 2012 issue of FOCUS, The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, approximately one-quarter of children and adolescents in the United States have a chronic health condition including trauma, disability and potential life-shortening illness. These include physical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, leukemia and sickle cell…

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Alcoholism and the Family “A Systemic Approach”

Alcoholism and the Family “A Systemic Approach”

The total cost to American society of excessive alcohol consumption including lost productivity, healthcare costs, “drunk driving accidents” and the criminal justice system was nearly $224 billion in 2006. Alcohol-related deaths number almost 80,000 people per year and 2.3 million years of potential life are lost annually. Nearly one third…

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Bowen Family Systems Coaching


Bowen Family Systems Coaching with Ronald B Cohen, MD is the treatment of choice for complicated relationship problems and intergenerational conflicts. Include the whole family in resolving and improving what is going on right NOW! When the entire family works to make the difficult journey together, the results are almost magical.
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Why Ronald B Cohen, MD?


If you are experiencing family relationship problems and distress, don’t treat all therapists alike. Look for a Family Therapist who has had specific training, is comfortable with emotional intensity and will offer clear direction to help resolve identified problems. Ronald B. Cohen, MD works with the whole family in a manner that can save you time and be more cost effective than equal doses of individual therapy.
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For Mental Health Professionals


I offer both individual coaching and a consultation group to help facilitate the acquisition and further development of knowledge and expertise in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Coaching for the enhancement of clinical efficacy, productivity and satisfaction. If this is something you want to do professionally, and especially if you have not had significant training and experience in working with family dynamics and relationships, then experiential learning by doing is the best way to go.
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