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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
is the author of six books and is currently working on a new book entitled Time, Touch, and Talk: Healthy Parents, Healthy Children.
As a psychotherapist, Mr. Cohen has employed a variety of traditional therapeutic modalities to help individuals, couples, and families heal.
Eclectic in his
uses a variety of modalities that have been shown to be effective through scientific research.
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.
came out of homosexuality and has been happily married since 1982.
wife have three beautiful children.
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