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Mr. Richard Cohen

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Director of Communications and Op...

National Council of Nonprofits
Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
National Council of Nonprofit Associations
1200 New York Avenue NW Suite 700
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United States

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Employment History

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  • M.A.
  • bachelor's degree
    Boston University
  • Master of Arts degree , psychology
    Antioch University
  • M.A
  • MA
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Web References
Meet Our Team | National Council of Nonprofits, 27 Aug 2014 [cached]
Rick Cohen Director of Communications & Operations
Meet Richard Cohen | comingoutloved, 8 Nov 2014 [cached]
Richard Cohen's Story
Richard Cohen, M.A., a psychotherapist and educator, is one of the leading experts in the field of sexual orientation and the author ofComing Out Straight, Gay Children Straight Parents, and Straight Talk About Homosexuality.
Cohen is the director emeritus of the International Healing Foundation (IHF), a non-profit organization he founded in 1990. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, IHF offers counseling services, teleconferencing classes, healing seminars, counselor training programs, speaking engagements, and resource materials. As the executive director, Cohen travels extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America conducting seminars on sexual orientation, communication skills, and parenting skills. He is a frequent guest lecturer on college and university campuses, and at therapeutic and religious conferences.
Cohen holds a Master of Arts degree in psychology from Antioch University and a bachelor's degree from Boston University. He worked in child abuse treatment services, family reconciliation services, general counseling, and facilitated support groups. For three years, he worked as an HIV/AIDS educator for the American Red Cross.
As an expert in sexual orientation therapy, both as a counselor and through his personal experience transitioning from homosexual to heterosexual in the 1980s, Cohen has been interviewed by newspapers, radio and television media, including appearances on 20/20, Larry King Live, The O'Reilly Factor, Rachel Maddow Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to academic papers, Mr. Cohen has authored three books: 1)Coming Out Straight, 2) Gay Children, Straight Parents, and 3) Straight Talk About Homosexuality. Coming Out Straight is available in English, German, Spanish, Polish, Italian and Croatian.
Cohen lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with his wife and youngest son. His two adult children are making their mark in the world.
To learn more about hosting Richard Cohen as a Guest Speaker, contact the office at Tel: (301) 805-6111.
IHF Staff | comingoutloved, 8 Nov 2014 [cached]
Richard Cohen and Christopher Doyleare available for speaking engagements.
Richard Cohen, M.A. IHF Executive Director Emeritus Psychotherapist, Educator and Author
Richard Cohen, M.A., a psychotherapist and educator, is one of the leading experts in the field of sexual orientation and the author of Coming Out Straight, Gay Children Straight Parents, Straight Talk About Homosexuality, Counselor Training Program, and Alfie's Home.
Cohen founded the International Healing Foundation (IHF), a non-profit organization in 1990. He travels extensively throughout North America, Europe and Latin America conducting seminars on marital relations, communication skills, parenting skills, sexual orientation, and healing from abuse and addictions. He also facilitates Counselor Training Programs for therapists and ministry leaders.
Fact or Fiction | comingoutloved, 8 Nov 2014 [cached]
Psychotherapist Richard Cohen, M.A. is the executive director and founder of the International Healing Foundation (IHF) located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He is the author of Coming Out Straight, Gay Children Straight Parents, Straight Talk About Homosexuality, Counselor Training Program, Let's Talk About Sex, and Alfie's Home. He has a tremendous success rate helping men and women with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA) fulfill their heterosexual potential, and parents reconcile with their SSA children.
IHF Responds to Richard Cohen being removed from the list of therapists of the American Counseling Association in April 2002
The American Counseling Association (ACA), a non-licensing, trade organization, opened an ethics inquiry regarding Richard Cohen's practice in 2001 based on a single client's complaint. The ACA charges were that a dual relationship was created because he allowed this client to do volunteer work for the International Healing Foundation, contribute to IHF, and share his story at a therapeutic conference. The most egregious act they said Mr. Cohen committed was suggesting that his client read/buy his books and attend healing seminars as a part of treatment. In fact, this is common and ethical practice among therapists. IHF believes that Mr. Cohen was unfairly scrutinized because he is a former homosexual and believes in the client's right of self-determination to receive treatment for unwanted SSA. Because of their discrimination, Mr. Cohen chose not to subject himself to their biased ethics board and was subsequently expelled. The ACA's decision has no implication on the legality or legitimacy of Richard Cohen's therapeutic practice or that of IHF's current therapists/coaches.
Psychotherapist Richard Cohen has always practiced within the legal requirements of each state where he resided. Presently he travels throughout the world training therapists, clergy, and ministry leaders how to assist the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning population, as well as those with unwanted same-sex attraction (LGBTQU) and their loved ones. He is the author of six books and is currently working on a new book entitled Time, Touch, and Talk: Healthy Parents, Healthy Children.
Therapeutic Techniques
As a psychotherapist, Mr. Cohen has employed a variety of traditional therapeutic modalities to help individuals, couples, and families heal. Eclectic in his approach, Cohen uses a variety of modalities that have been shown to be effective through scientific research. He has always practiced within the ethical guidelines of mental health organizations, respecting the client's autonomy and self-determination.
Mr. Cohen was born and raised Jewish and then became a Christian during his undergraduate years in college. He joined the Unification Church as a young man, left in1995, and then returned to his Christian roots. Cohen came out of homosexuality and has been happily married since 1982. He and his wife have three beautiful children.
Wikipedia Page about Richard Cohen
The Wikipedia page about Richard Cohen was not written by the International Healing Foundation.
My name is Richard Cohen.
Richard Cohen, M.A. Director
International Healing Foundation P.O. Box 901, Bowie, MD 20718-0901, Tel: (301) 805-6111, Fax: (301) 805-0182 Email: /
Our Team, 8 July 2014 [cached]
Richard Cohen
Richard Cohen is a consultant and trainer in the fields of mediation, negotiation and conflict management. He has worked with clients in the corporate (technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail), health care, education and governmental sectors. Mr. Cohen has served as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Massachusetts and Cambridge College, where he taught courses on negotiation, mediation and dispute systems design. Mr. Cohen founded School Mediation Associates, the first organization dedicated to teaching mediation skills to educators and young people. His books are used by educators around the world, and he has personally trained over 10,000 people to be mediators. Mr. Cohen mediates workplace discrimination disputes for the US Postal Service's REDRESS Program. He holds a Masters in Psychology.
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