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.

Marvin Cohen, my friends, my dad's family, my mom's family, and my ex wife's family, et al

This video is dedicated to my grandma Faye and now Marvin Cohen. "Cohen, Marvin S.

 

 

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. 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 213-814-4797 or email drjoshcohen@filmandvideobasedtherapy.com to see how he might help you.

 

(Virtual Reality headsets available through a vendor in CHINA!!!!) 

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Free Audio Book below

Ethics meetup event with Skip Rizzo and Dr. Joshua L Cohen scheduled for February at Upload Los Angeles

Event:   Medical Ethics Involving Immersive Technology

Date: TBA ? 10/10, 10/11, 10/12

Hours: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Contact: Joshua Cohen

Phone: 213-864-4375

Email: drjoshcohen@filmandvideobasedtherapy.com

 

**Notes:

My colleague Chris runs Upload’s events at the San Francisco location, he’s interested in having a meetup the for the same date and streaming the LA event up in SF. Once we have more event details & schedule planned out I will loop him in.


 

ACTION ITEMS:

  1. Lock in date

  2. Create event description for Eventbrite & website

  3. Confirm panelists

  4. Confirm VR & tech demos


 

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

  • The content of the event is about medical Virtual Reality and we are going to address other issues related to ethical considerations in the digital area such as encryption, HIPPA, privacy, and how this reflects on the patients according to HIPPA laws and also the United Nations, since we have a foreign audience.


 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • 7:00pm: Check-in

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm: Panel/Discussion on Ethics

    • Skip Rizzo’s publication

    • Joshua Cohen’s publication

    • Q & A

  • 8:30pm - 10:00pm: Networking and demos

 

LIVE VIDEO STREAM**

 

TICKETS:

  • $10-$15 Early Bird/Students

  • $15-$20 General Admission


 

PANELISTS:

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VR DEMOS:

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FILM CLIPS:

  • Films to demonstrate ethical dilemmas & tech

    • Blade Runner

    • 2001

    • Terminator

  • Films to demonstrate virtual reality

    • Total Recall

    • Lawnmower Man

    • Disclosure


 

VENDORS:

  • Food: Food Trucks?

  • Beverage: Michael Christopher - michaelchristopher55@gmail.com


 

VIP ATTENDEES:

  • Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Ph.D. Director, Medical Virtual Reality - Institute for Creative Technologies Research Professor - Dept. of Psychiatry and School of Gerontology University of Southern California 12015 East Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista, CA. 90094 213-610-4737 rizzo@ict.usc.edu Albert “Skip” Rizzo is a clinical psychologist and Director of Medical Virtual Reality at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. He is also a Research Professor with the USC Dept. of Psychiatry and at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Over the last 20 years, Rizzo has conducted research on the design, development and evaluation of Virtual Reality systems targeting the areas of clinical assessment, treatment and rehabilitation across the domains of psychological, cognitive and motor functioning in both healthy and clinical populations. This work has focused on PTSD, TBI, Autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other clinical conditions. In spite of the diversity of these clinical R&D areas, the common thread that drives all of his work with digital technologies involves the study of how interactive and immersive Virtual Reality simulations can be usefully applied to address human healthcare needs beyond what is possible with traditional 20th Century tools and methods. To view some videos of this work, please visit this YouTube channel

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

My Ex wife Mary 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.

 

 

Pieces of Peace and the new book http://208.254.74.112/books/details/9781138655409/

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).

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Benefit Corporations

Walden University

Walden University is a Certified B Corp

 

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

 

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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