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Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow
Education
Ph.D. in Family Therapy — Saint Louis University
M.A. in Psychology — Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
B.A. in Philosophy — Knox College
I Treat
15-20 Years Old
Young Adult
Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Family
LGB/TQ+
Issues I Treat
Life Stage Transitions
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
College (Transition to)
Step or Blended Families
Polyamory, Non-monogamy, Non-traditional Relationships
Kink / Alternative Lifestyles
Parenting Issues
Grief & Loss
Cultural Transition / Immigration Issues
Midlife (Transitions in)
Couples Conflict
Therapists in Therapy
Racism Issues
Trauma
Workplace Issues
Sexual Issues
Affairs & Infidelity
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Emotion Regulation Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Empty Nest Issues
Family of Origin Issues
In-law Relationships
Job Loss
Men’s Issues
Panic
Parenthood (Transition to)
Perfectionism
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Spirituality / Religion
Remarriage
School Stress
Self-Harm
Sexual Abuse
Sibling Issues
Asperger’s
Stress Management
Suicidality
Video Gaming
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Couple Therapy
DBT-informed
Family Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
About

Dr. Cohn’s clinical work has focused on LGBTQIA+ adolescents, young adults and their families. Other areas of focus include: people in creative, academic or highly technical professions, people in relationships involving consensual non-monogamy and parents seeking to repair or maintain their connection to their adolescent or young adult offspring. Throughout his years of training, he has worked with individuals with severe mental illness, adult and adolescent sex offenders, adults with intellectual disabilities, families in which children faced a high risk of abuse and neglect and in general community mental health settings. Dr. Cohn received his Ph.D. in Family Therapy from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. His dissertation investigated the reactions of therapists of all disciplines to transgender clients. His research interests include: theoretical integration of systems theory and third-wave behaviorism, relational applications of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, technology and therapy and self-of-the-therapist issues involving sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race and other cultural variables.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

Dr. Cohn has served as secretary of the Saint Louis Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Recent Publications

Cohn, A. S. (2014). Romeo and Julius: A narrative therapy intervention for sexual-minority couples. Journal of Family Psychotherapy 25(1), 73-77. doi:10.1080/08975353.2014.881696

Meyer, D., Barkley, S., Cohn, A., & Salas, J. (2018). Couples in love: Predictors of heart rate. The Family Journal, 26(2), 185-192. doi: 10.1177/1066480718770156

Meyer, D., Cohn, A., Robinson, B., Muse, F., & Hughes, R. (2017). Persistent complications of childhood sexual abuse: Sexually compulsive behaviors, attachment, and emotions. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2, 140-157. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2016.1269144

Meyer, D., Robinson, B., Cohn, A., Gildenblatt, L., & Barkley, S. (2016). The possible trajectory of relationship satisfaction across the longevity of a romantic partnership: Is there a golden age of parenting? The Family Journal, 24(4), 344-350. doi:10.1177/1066480716670141

Cohn, A. S. (2014). Romeo and Julius: A narrative therapy intervention for sexual-minority couples. Journal of Family Psychotherapy 25(1), 73-77. doi:10.1080/08975353.2014.881696

Hertlein, K. M., & Cohn, A. S. (2018, November/December). Should therapists swipe right on disruptive tech? Family Therapy Magazine, 17(6), 17-19. 

Cohn, A. S. (2018, July). Book review of Why Gender Matters in The Family Psychologist, 34(2). http://www.apadivisions.org/division-43/publications/newsletters/2018/07/why-gender-matters.aspx

Cohn, A. S., & Hertlein, K. M. (2018, May/June). Paging Dr. Chatbot, LMFT: Artificial intelligence and the future of MFT. Family Therapy Magazine, 17(3), 22-25.

Cohn, A. S. (2017) Integrative couple therapy: The functional analytic approach. J. Lebow, A. Chambers, D. Breunlin (Eds.). The encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_576-1

Cohn, A. S. (2017) “Simon, George.” J. Lebow, A. Chambers, D. Breunlin (Eds.). The encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_800-1

Cohn, A. S., & Robinson, B. (2015). Attention-deficit disorder in children. F.F. Wherry, J.G. Golson (Eds.). The SAGE encyclopedia of economics and society (pp. 154-155). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. doi:10.4135/9781452206905.n66

Cohn, A. S., & Meyer, D. (2014). Families and health. L. Ganong, M. Coleman, J.G. Golson (Eds.). The social history of the American family (pp. 469-475). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Cohn, A. S. (2014). “Watson, John B.” L. Ganong, M. Coleman, J.G. Golson (Eds.). The social history of the American family (pp. 1430-1431). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Awards
2018 Student Award from the Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay
Languages
English