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Digital Storytelling, Therapeutic Filmmaking, Film/video-based therapy and Psychology were all presented at the American Psychological Association Conference to demonstrate the therapeutic effects of this modality. Presented on the therapeutic quality of fimmaking (Cohen, Johnson, Orr, 2015).


Cohen, J. (1998). Catharsis: A video seminar [Video]. Retrieved from http://tiger.colorado

Cohen, J. (2000). Catharsis: Film-healing: Collaborative art-therapy. Retrieved June 25, 2015, from

Cohen, J. (2007). The use of video therapy to treat depression in adolescent males (Unpublished masters’ thesis). Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. 

Cohen, J. (2013). Film and soul: A theoretical exploration of the use of video and other film-based therapy to help transform identity in therapeutic practice (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3551606)

Cohen, J. (2013). Josh L. Cohen : Film and Soul: A Theoretical Exploration of the Use of Video and Other Film - Based Therapy. Retrieved November 9, 2015, from

Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

 Cohen, J. (2015). Discover the Companion Website for ‘Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy’. Retrieved November 2, 2015, from 


Additional conferences on film/video-based therapy. Although digital storytelling is not therapy it is considered therapeutic. film/video-based therapy is still in the process of research and development.


2015          Walden University’s Scholars of Change contestant looking for social change andresearch onMilitary Veterans and combat trauma

2015           Guest of Benjamin Patton, the youngest grandson of WWII’s General George S. Patton Jr for an I was there workshop, known for reducing post traumatic stress in military veterans. This workshop took place at at JBLM Joint Army and Air force Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State.

2015           Presented at the 6th International Digital Storytelling Conference: voices of change. Stories of Activism, Change, and Public Service

2015          Presented at the Expressive Therapy Summit in New York on addictions and trauma

2015          Presented at a continuing education conference Florida for mental health professionals and therapists

2015           Presented at the  Southern California chapter of the North American Drama Therapy Association conference in Pasadena

2015           Presented at APA (American Psychological Association) conference on Film/video-based therapy



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