Call for abstracts
FILM/VIDEO-BASED THERAPY AND TRAUMA : Research and Practice.
Rough drafts due August 1 2021
(Abstract due August 1, 2019)
Statement of Aims
Trauma is not just about the event, it is about how one responds to triggers as described in pioneers of trauma researchers and practitioners such as Bessel Van Der Kolk, Peter Levine, evidence-based, and qualitative and quantitative research. In this book on the topic of digital storytelling as therapy (film/video-based therapy), we will build on the work the first book, Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice, which looked at film/video-based theory across issues and populations in a general sense. Contributors to this book will add to the previous theory and new contributors will help further narrow the focus of practice in video film/video-based therapy by addressing the important issues of trauma in everyday life as well as a global phenomenon. https://vimeo.com/136879992 We will do this by focusing on the topic of trauma through media psychology, depth psychology, neuroscience, medicine, and advocacy’s role in using film/video-based therapy. A client needs to be aware of all the triggers of trauma in order to help build resilience. Film/video-based therapy can help one to become not only aware of those triggers, but to be an advocate for change using digital storytelling and by learning how to process triggers in the home, local community, state, country, and the world that may otherwise leave one vulnerable to trauma.
If you are interested in writing a chapter for the book Film/Video-Based Therapy and Trauma: Research and Practice, the abstract must be about trauma and related to film/video-based therapy, which can relate to art therapy, media psychology, digital storytelling, and virtual reality. You have the choice of focusing on various methods including film/video-based therapy, depth psychology, neuroscience, medicine, somatic experiencing, digital storytelling, Virtual Reality, and other evidence-based approaches to using a technological medium to tell the story. The goal is to broaden the field of both Virtual Reality and Digital Storytelling and Therapeutic Filmmaking by helping to develop badly needed content for developers in the health field who use narrative and technology for an intervention. Please write a 300-word essay in a word document to email@example.com by August 1st, 2019 if interested. APA citations and references are mandatory. If you feel that you might struggle with APA style, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The chapter itself will be about 15 pages, about five thousand words. We will do about three rounds of revisions 3 months apart. The final deadline for the rough drafts will be on August 1st, 2021.
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Josh Cohen Ph.D.
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Founder and Owner of Your Digital Storytelling Project
and Media Psychology Consultants PC
Author and co-editor of
Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice
Dr. Cohen is clinically trained as a researcher at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Walden University. He has experience as a film/video editor for Avid and Final Cut Pro in Burbank, California. His experience includes “A” list work in Hollywood with significant people in the film world before turning back to psychology to complete his doctorate in clinical psychology. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology and published numerous articles and academic journals. He speaks in public on virtual reality, and digital storytelling. He is also on the board of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s nonprofit foundation. His clinical experience involves working with people of several populations including community mental health, hospital settings, and private practice. He is also a student of Somatic Experiencing which plays a role in his theory of film editing and teaching trauma.
Dr. Cohen is also the author and co-editor of a book called Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice, published by Routledge in 2015 which has reached almost 100 libraries across the world. As a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Cohen has experience introducing this material to students in the social work department. The book is the first of its kind, proposing to make films as a part of psychotherapy in a comprehensive academic book. It is also in the national library of medicine. In the 15 chapters, sources came from authors associated with Psychology, Counseling, Anthropology, Social Work, and Art Therapy. One chapter is written about military trauma that is in a clinical trial about the therapeutic use of film by the grandson of George Patton Jr and his multi-day filmmaking workshops used to treat service-related stress. To see examples of abstracts and media from the book please visit the following website.
Background of his company
Dr. Cohen works in the field of mental health education with clients, groups, and colleagues from around the world and is now studying for licensure to be a clinical psychologist.
Dr. Cohen has extensive experience doing public speaking. He had presented his knowledge at conferences in the US and Canada, as well as hospital settings. He has made public speeches at addiction treatment facilities, universities, and webinars on topics such as addiction and trauma. Dr. Cohen is also currently on staff at the video therapy school in Israel and has lectured for a class in Haifa. For more info please visit the following link.
During his presentation at an addiction treatment facility in 2016, Dr. Cohen introduced relax VR, soon to become one of the top 10 apps on the Google Daydream and now available on Android, Daydream View, Samsung Gear VR, iOS, and Pico Goblin.
Dr. Cohen’s company is based out of Long Beach and it's called Your Digital Storytelling Project which involves public speaking, digital storytelling, virtual reality, and a publication. The press of his company includes a radio show, webinars, articles, and presentations at conferences and universities. To see examples of the press, please visit the following website.