Film/Video-Based Therapy

Video and FIlmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice Edited by Joshua L Cohen and J. Lauren Johnson with Penelope Orr and a Foreword by Cathy Malchiodi

For a free webinar on this book: please visit www.yourdigitalstorytellingproject.com

This website is intended to create a collaboration between filmmakers, psychologists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, and art therapists in forming a discussion about the use of film and video based therapy. The content of the webpage is intended to be an appendix to the book Film and Video as Therapy:Research and Practice, to be published by Routledge in 2015. To order the book, please visit the following website

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138781429/

 

In addition to promoting the book to help raise awareness of this intervention, we hope to gain feedback on the blog by facilitating communications with those interested in fostering the growth of this concept through questions, concerns, and/or ideas.  

 

 

Please feel free to explore the space within the webpage and ask questions on the blog.

 

This interactive space is meant to stir up questions as well as to inspire creativity and rethinking what it means to be a creative therapist

 

The use of film and video in/as therapy has a decades-long history in practice. Early work in this field included the post-World War II use of experimental, non-narrative films to calm veterans suffering from shell shock, and the 1970s saw boys in a group creating short films together to foster group cohesion, mastery skills, and better communication. With the advent of portable video equipment in the 1970s, female artists began turning the camera on themselves, making them the object of their own gaze. The precursor to the selfie’ Despite this fact, there is a dearth of literature on the theory and practice of using film/video production as therapy and the multidisciplinary practitioners who support its use. Copious literature exists discussing the use of several related media in a therapeutic context, such as photography, writing, drawing, music, and drama, but this body of literature is virtually vacant of film/video as a therapeutic medium. Despite the fact that there is little writing in this area, numerous practitioners from around North America and Europe are quietly working in this area – often independently, as the community of practitioners in this field is still quite small and geographically scattered. In an effort to build community among film/video-based therapy practitioners, and to introduce our work to others in our broader practice and research communities, we introduce this edited book on the theory and practice of film/video-based therapy. Representing the fields of anthropology, psychology, and art therapy, and perspectives as diverse as psychodynamic theory, and narrative theory, this book is the quintessential introductory resource for film/video-based therapy. This anthology is intended as an introductory foundation for the broad array of work we do in this exciting field, and is intended to introduce, justify, and explicate our practice to a broader audience.

This blog post highlights members on both sides of my immediate family as well as the city, state, country, and world we live in as virtual reality and digital storytelling begin to grow.

 

 

 

Marvin Sanford Cohen, 77, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on June 12, 2009 after a short but intense battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Marvin moved with his family from Akron, OH to Tucson in 1944, attending the University of Arizona for his undergraduate and law degrees. Marvin was a firm believer in changing the world through action and initiative. He practiced law, starting as a litigator and branching into Eminent Domain Law, Water, Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Public Utilities Law. He served in the Kennedy and Carter administrations, serving as Special Asst. to the Solicitor for Dept. of the Interior and Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board, respectively. He was one of the founding members of Arizona Civic Theatre (now Arizona Theatre Company (ATC)) and was President or Chairman of such arts organizations as ATC, Arizona Commission on the Arts, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Herberger Theater Center and Center Dance Ensemble. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Scottsdale Cultural Council and St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation. Marvin is survived by his wife of 56 years Frances, children Sam, Jeff and Rachel, grandchildren Andrea, Eliana and Jeremy, and brothers Richard and Allen" vimeo.com/98251061 https://trademarks.justia.com/870/49/therapeutic-87049288.html

Dr. Josh 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 or email drjoshcohen@filmandvideobasedtherapy.com to see how he might help you.

Offline editing project by  Dr. Joshua L Cohen for Troph Productions

Free Webinar for public health and education to help establish value in the company. This, along with the rest of this page, is a gift to the public to help establish value in exchange for free advertising. No commitment is necessary. 

 

(Virtual Reality headsets available through various vendors) 

 THis  page is meant to be  a gift in the hope of establishing value in either a benefit corp and or the company "Your Digital Storytelling Project" for future psychological services and can be removed or altered unless notified.  However, if your company wishes to hire Dr. Cohen for public speaking and or educational purposes, please contact him at the email below. No profit has been recorded to this company, currently, for any advertising up to this point. To purchase advertising on an agreed value, to be negotiated for stocks and or other method of exchange, please contact Dr. Cohen at drjoshcohen@filmandvideobasedtherapy.com for any clarifications  in how the trademark in therapeutic advertising might benefit you and or your company. 

 

 

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Dr. Josh 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 or email drjoshcohen@filmandvideobasedtherapy.com to see how he might help you.

 

 

Pieces of Peace Proposal

My Ex wife and a tribute to all the support she gave over the years, I will always love her. 

Maya Soetoro Ng presents Pieces of Peace 

About Dr. Solomon

Dr. Gary Solomon, aka The Movie Doctor®, was the first to write on the topic of using movies as therapy. He coined the term ‘Cinematherapy®’. His first book, The Motion Picture Prescription: watch this movie and call me in the morning, was written as a therapeutic tool for therapists to use for treating patients, clients and groups. It was soon discovered that patients and clients found benefit for their own personal use.

 

 

 

Joseph R. Cohen DDS is founder of Southwest Orofacial Group, formerly known as Southwest Pain Management Associates. He manages our Orofacial Pain Program. His practice focuses on orofacial pain including atypical tooth pain and headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, temporomandibular joint disorders as well as oral appliance treatment of sleep apnea. Dr. Cohen is board certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and is past president of that board.

He is a member of many professional organizations including the American Dental Association, American Association for the Study of Headaches, American Pain Society, and is past president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Orofacial Pain Center at UCLA. He is also responsible for TMD and Orofacial Pain Education at Arizona School for Dental and Oral Health, a clinical instructor at Midwestern University, College of Osteopathy, Arizona Campus and is one of eight national consultants for the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation assigned as a site reviewer to recommend which TMD/Orofacial Pain Graduate Programs qualify to be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (A Federal Agency).

Allen is Dr. Donald A. Cohen (PhD in Physics). His 60-year professional career included being: an Air Force officer doing research (Wright-Patterson AFB) and teaching (USAF Academy); a military-systems and operations analyst both in the US and in Israel; and more recently a published business and financial-planning analyst. Dr. Cohen's hobbies include: reading, writing poetry, artistic painting, wood working and healing (myo-therapy, reiki and Reconective Healing)

Benefit Corporations

Walden University

Walden University is a Certified B Corp

 

Media Psychology Consultants P.C. is a b corp in progress

 

Ben and Jerry's is a b corp

 

 

VISION STATEMENT

Making the best possible ice cream, in the nicest possible wayµ

MISSION STATEMENTOur Social Mission:

To operate the Company in a way that actively recognizes the central rolethat business plays in society by initiating innovative ways to improve the quality of life locally,nationally and internationally.

Our Product Mission:

To make, distribute and sell the finest quality ice cream and euphoricconcoctions with a continued commitment to incorporating wholesome, natural ingredients andpromoting business practices that respect the Earth and the Environment.

Our Economic Mission:

To operate the Company on a sustainable financial basis of profitablegrowth, increasing value for our stakeholders and expanding opportunities for developmentand career growth for our employees.Underlying this mission is the determination to seek new and creative ways of addressing allthree parts, while holding a deep respect for individuals inside and outside the company andfor the communities of which they are a part.

EXPLANATION

Ben & Jerry's corporate strategy strives to implement the three integrated missions described above:developing a high-quality product, achieving economic growth and profitability, and incorporating socialactivism. The general corporate strategy can be characterized as a focused or market niche strategy basedprimarily on product differentiation and quality production. Although focused differentiation strategiestarget a narrow buyer segment, this strategy helps Ben & Jerry·s gain a strong competitive advantage as itcan offer consumers something they perceive is appealingly different from rival competitors³innovativesuper-premium ice cream flavors that taste better and consist of all natural, high quality ingredients. Inaddition to differentiating its product from other ice cream competitors, Ben & Jerry·s general strategycombines several other key components, including fostering a company image of social activism, creatingbrand loyalty, franchising the company to aid economic growth, and developing creative advertisingcampaigns.One means of gaining a competitive advantage is through the use of a differentiation strategy to provide abetter product that buyers believe is worth the premium price . Since higher quality ice cream generallycosts more than the economy and regular types of ice cream, Ben and Jerry·s has incorporated productdifferentiation in its general corporate strategy in order to command a higher price. The use of all-natural,high quality ingredients and the innovative flavors of Ben & Jerry·s ice cream illustrates the strategic use of product differentiation to gain a competitive advantage in the ice cream market.Ben & Jerry·s have survived in the thought market competition by creating a strong brand. Ben & Jerry·shas made substantial efforts to gain a favorable reputation and image with buyers through its frequentpromotional campaigns (i.e., Free Cone Day), donations to social causes (i.e, Ben & Jerry Foundation), andthe use of eco-friendly products.

Five Forces Model of CompetitionRivalry Among Competing Sellers

The principal competitors in the super-premium ice cream industry are large, diversified companies withsignificantly greater resources than Ben & Jerry·s; the primary competitors include Dreyers and Haagen-Dazs. Rivalry can be characterized as intense, given that numerous competitors exist, the cost of switching to rival brands is low

Buyers

 

 

Preserve is the leading sustainable consumer goods company and producer of stylish 100% recycled household products. Preserve turns yogurt cups into toothbrushes and take-out containers into tableware. Through innovations in recycled materials and sustainable design, Preserve has been creating more resourceful ways to make everyday products for the kitchen, table, and bathroom since 1996. The company is powered by the recycling efforts of individuals and companies via its Preserve Gimme 5 program. This program accepts #5 plastics, 98% of which are not normally recycled—such as yogurt cups and other common household containers— transforming them into new Preserve products. All recycling and manufacturing is done in the USA. All of Preserve products are BPA free and made out of 100% recycled materials. In addition to the flagship toothbrush, Preserve also makes Preserve Kitchen and Food Storage products, Preserve Tableware, Preserve Razor, and Preserve Jr. toothbrushes.

Scholars of Change and Walden University

Dr Lauren Johnson, co-editor of Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy:Research and Practice with Dr. Joshua Cohen (and Penelope P. Orr) with her research on hope and mastery through Therapeutic Filmmaking

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