The Collateral Damage of Bipolar Disorder

The Collateral Damage of Bipolar Disorder

What Do Children Want to Know When a Parent Has Bipolar Disorder, and even more important, How Do We Help Protect Them from Adverse Developmental Trauma? Jennifer Safian posed these questions, minus my paraphrasing, in response to my previous blog on Family-Focused Psychotherapy for Patients with Bipolar Disorder, and subsequently…

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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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The Practice of Psychiatric Family Therapy

The Practice of Psychiatric Family Therapy

As profiled in a March 2011 New York Times article Talk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns Instead to Drug Therapy published in the Money & Policy section, much of 21st century psychiatry has fallen victim to “biological reductionism”. The hoped for integrative concept of the “biopsychosocial psychiatrist” is unfortunately honored more…

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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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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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