Dr. Cohen

 

Dr. Cohen is a clinically prepared researcher, author, and student of somatic experiencing. Dr Cohen is a media psychologist and specializes in the use of digital technology, Virtual Reality, and  the use of storytelling. The collaborative information in his the co-edited book written by many impressive authors  have helped pioneer the fields of art therapy, clinical psychology, social work, therapeutic filmmaking, research, and  digital storytelling. Dr. Cohen and his colleagues, have presented this information at conferences in the US and Canada, as well as hospital settings with has reached up to 60 countries so far. To hire Dr. Cohen for Coaching, pubic speaking or consulting, please contact him at 213-267-2416 this is a google voice. Any texts or voicemail will also go to the following  email drjoshcohen@filmandvideobasedtherapy.com Please contact Dr. Cohen to to see how he might help you with advertising for your company's existing commercial or if he can use his production and coaching team of independent contractors to make a video promo for your franchise, corporation, and or small business. Dr. Cohen has been video taping events since he was 13 years old awith the company JLC Productions. Please note the following video he did with the drama department for Arizona Public Service and his Demo Reel to see if you would like to hire him for 1)production 2) distribution on his blog which is in a website connected to over 60 libraries around the world (including China's Hong Kong Library, the library of Congress, and the National library of medicine)

Please note-the contact information is out of date...please contact Dr. Dr. Cohen at 213-267-2416 and all texts , voicemail, and emails will go to drjoshcohen@filmandvideobasedtherapy.com If you wish to purchase an ad, please try it for free and if you find value after 1 month, the charge starts at $250 a month and can be negotiated on a sliding scale. Each production also will start at $1,000 per video and can also be negotiated on a sliding scale. We take visa, master card, and will process through square. To see if you qualify for a tax write off, since this is a nonprofit in progress, please keep your receipts and contact your CPA. 

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Your Digital Storytelling Project

 

Dr. Cohen is a clinically prepared researcher, author, public speaker,  and a student of  somatic experiencing. To hire him for public speaking events or private consultations, please contact him at 213-814-4797 or drjoshcohen@filmandvideobasedtherapy.com

The Book

 I'm honored to announce that a I was recently featured on a radio show.     In this radio interview, I discuss the book's collective research results from Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy:Research and Practice, now on Amazon in Paperback form. I also talk about my clinical experience with the veteran and active duty population as it relates to the research as well as future work with Virtual Reality. Ben co authored a chapter based on his work with an Israeli clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma.  Benjamin Patton then has a chance to discuss his I was There Non Profit Organization

I'm honored to announce that a I was recently featured on a radio show.

 

In this radio interview, I discuss the book's collective research results from Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy:Research and Practice, now on Amazon in Paperback form. I also talk about my clinical experience with the veteran and active duty population as it relates to the research as well as future work with Virtual Reality. Ben co authored a chapter based on his work with an Israeli clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma.

Benjamin Patton then has a chance to discuss his I was There Non Profit Organization

Work with Trauma and Digital Storytelling/Therapeutic Filmmaking

In this radio interview, (around memorial day)

 

 

I discuss the collective book research results from the acadenic reference book Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy:Research and Practice as well as Your Digital Storytelling Project as well as my clinical experience with addictions, PTSD, and now Virtual reality as they apply to the veteran and active duty population. Benjamin Patton then has a chance to discuss his I was There Non Profit Program.

"As this Memorial Day approaches we will talk with the grandson of one of America’s most famous Generals. This week on Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys we’ll discuss faith, combat veterans with PTSD, and therapy that’s really working. “I WAS THERE film workshop” is the program of the Patton Veterans Project. We will talk with the Executive Director, Mr. Benjamin Patton – he’s the grandson of Gen. George Patton. His mission is not on the battlefield but in the film studio where he seeks to combine the therapeutic value of narrative with the power of digital media to help veterans and military families heal from post traumatic and other service-related stress. We will also talk with Dr. Joshua Cohen about his research regarding this unique form of therapy and emotional healing. Our conversation – as Memorial Day approaches – with Mr. Benjamin Patton (pictured here) and Dr. Joshua Cohen about “therapy through film-making.” — listen now to this episode of Friends Talking Faith.

Work with Trauma and Virtual Reality

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Other press about the book

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Trauma and addictions

Virtual Reality and Bipolar Disorder

Webinars and lectures

Dr. Cohen does live presentations on his Book Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy:Research and Practice. To hire Dr. Cohen for a presentation today, please contact him at 213-814-4797 or email drjoshcohen@filmandvideobasedtherapy.com 

continuing education credit through Soverign Health visit www.sovinstitute.com.

 

Dr. Cohen was a guest lecturer at USC on for the following course where his work is being taught as required material

Social Work 687

Section #60668R

 

Media in Social Work:

Documentary Filmmaking as a Praxis for Social Justice

 

3 Units

“A country without documentaries is like a family without a photo album.” ― Chilean documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzman

 

Spring 2016

 

Instructor:

Prof. Rafael Angulo, Clinical Professor

 

E-Mail:

angulo@usc.edu

 Course Day:

Tuesday

Telephone:

(213) 821-1397

Course Time:    

4:10 - 7:00 pm

Office:

SWC-225

Course Location:

SWC-106

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday (11:30 am - 12:30 pm) or by Appointment (Preferred)

Course Prerequisites

SOWK 505 and SOWK 535

Catalogue Description

Creation of short documentaries for social change. Techniques in media production, strategies for media outreach, and development of media literacy skills to deconstruct media messages.

 Course Description

Having entered the 21st century, social workers have the tools to once again capture pictures of a ‘sick and tired world’ and transform the images for purposes of social action. Today, digital video production tools and computer non-linear editing equipment can more easily allow a social worker to be a ‘witness’ to individual and group struggles, provide a deeper ecosystems perspective to societal problems of the disenfranchised, and inform the public about social injustices through documentary storytellinga new and emerging “tool of choice” for many social workers struggling to contribute to the larger discourse and advocate through the incorporation of visual media.

This course, designed for students with little to no filmmaking experiences, will be divided into three areas of inquiry: 1) Documentary media production which includes research in the context of historical, cultural, political and socio-economic determinants and influences of a social issue, field work, and cinematic editing for the ultimate creation of a fifteen minute short documentary - bringing a larger perspective to an issue beyond a few sound bites; 2) Media outreach strategies for developing public communication campaigns to target audiences and examining the documentaries impact factor for social change; and 3) Media literacy skills that enable us to access, analyze, and evaluate media messages.

During production, each student will be involved in a film crew for the entire semester based on small-group cooperative learning and thus provide the potential for the co-construction of knowledge. Each film crew will be given a HD Canon digital video camera along with sound equipment and if requested a lighting kit. Crews that desire to use their own cameras are supported to use them. During the editing process, it is expected that each film crew purchase Adobe Premiere Creative Cloud (CC) through a low-cost monthly subscription fee.

Students will be viewing a wide array of short documentary forms and pressing the edges of each student’s unique style. Further, each week students will receive additional assets - worksheets, videos, and cheat sheets to help them become emerging social work-informed filmmakers. Each week is designed to push students outside of their comfort zone – get them into an environment they may not regularly find themselves in. Ultimately, student learning builds on what is already known – week by week – by integrating new information into existing knowledge (scaffolding).

Objectives

Provide knowledge of documentary filmmaking theory and practice including the multiple stages, levels, and systems involved in the process and develop an understanding of acting as a member of a video production team involved in planning, scheduling, and crewing.

Prepare students to understand the basics of production: video technology including shooting digital video, camera techniques, lighting, and audio along with learning post production skills: non-linear editing including sound editing, titling, voice-over narration and music.

Teach students to develop a solid campaign plan with a set of clear goals to target audience, plan budget and write grants to maximize impact while minimizing costs, secure an advisory board and partnership, build an outreach team, and create study guides.

Provide students with the skills to strategize in reaching target audiences in meaningful ways through micro cinema, television, cable, film festivals, web, and DVD distribution.

Offer students the know-how to deconstruct and decipher the complex messages received from television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, billboards, signs, packaging, marketing materials, video games, recorded music, the Internet and other forms of media. Thus, the ability to understand not only the surface content of media messages (the "text") but also the more important meanings (the "subtext") hidden beneath the surface and the impact on our communities.