M.A. in Psychology — Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
B.A. in Philosophy — Knox College
Dr. Aaron Cohn’s (he/him) 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.
Dr. Cohn has served as secretary of the Saint Louis Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Lawrence, E., Cohn, A.S., & Allen, S. (2021). ACT for couples. In J.L. Lebow & D. Snyder (Eds.), Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, 6th Edition. NY: Guilford.
Burgoyne, N., & Cohn, A.S. (2020). Lessons from the transition to relational teletherapy during COVID-19. Family Process, 59(3), 974-988. doi: 10.1111/famp.12589.
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.