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David Cohen, Ph.D (Consultant). 

   Dr. Cohen is Professor and Coordinator of the Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare at Florida International University.  Dr. Cohen’s work has followed two major directions: (1) developing a critical understanding of the mental health system and of psychosocial intervention during the “decade of the brain” and (2) studying the social and cultural uses of psychiatric drugs. His research experience spans large-scale surveys to in-depth qualitative inquiries, with more than 20 externally-funded projects as principal or co-principal investigator. His major contribution to clinical practice has been to elaborate self-help and professional help methods for clients undergoing withdrawal from psychiatric drugs. Dr. Cohen has edited or co-authored eight books or monographs, including Challenging the Therapeutic State (1990), Tardive Dyskinesia and Cognitive Dysfunction (1993), and Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications (2000, with P.R. Breggin, MD). His French-language books include Medicalization and Social Control (1994), and Critical Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs (1995).

Currently, Dr. Cohen is Editor of Ethical Human Sciences and Services: An International Journal of Critical Inquiry, and Associate Editor of The Journal of Mind and Behavior. He also sits on the Editorial Boards of The Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry as well as The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling, and Psychotherapy. He is also Consulting Editor for Social Work.


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