Resilience Spotlight: Ronald Cohen, MD, Family Psychotherapist, Part 2


        WMB (Watch Me Bounce): How do you train people in resilience?     RC (Ronald Cohen): Unlike traditional therapy and psychiatry, I work with the entire family so that it comes out whole in a manner that is less costly, more focused and results in greater efficacy, in a shorter period of time. A family-resilience approach is positive, competency and strength based, health oriented, and non-pathologizing. Bowen Systemic Family coaching promotes optimal resilience by supporting family strengths and resources, and promoting healthy adaptation to adversity. The goals of resilience-based training include:   · Help individuals address the unmet psychosocial needs of chronic and fatal illnesses and disability within their family. · Help families pay attention to the biological, ...

July 25, 2013

Resilience Spotlight: Ronald Cohen, MD, Family Psychotherapist, Part 1


        Questions for Ronald Cohen, MD, Family Psychotherapist.             WMB (Watch Me Bounce): Please tell us a little about what you do.   RC (Ronald Cohen): I am an Board Certified Psychiatrist turned Systemic Family Therapist  trained at Family Institute of Westchester in the multicultural, multicontextual extension of Bowen Theory, who specializes in helping families adapt and heal from unexpected crises and stressful life-cycle challenges, especially those caused by severe and chronic medical and psychiatric illness, trauma, and disability. I provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services to help families resolve relationship difficulties and live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. As a consultant specialist I provide clinical supervision and help other health ...

June 27, 2013

Resilience Spotlight: Charles Brooks III, Poet & Author


          Watch Me Bounce Interview with Charles Brooks III, Poet and Author     WMB (Watch Me Bounce): Please tell us a little about yourself and what you do.   CB (Charles Brooks): I was born and grew up in Georgia. I am lucky to have great parents. Much of the support that’s pulled me through has come from them. No matter the trauma, good friends and family are cornerstones of recovery. I first noticed issues with depression/mania in my early teen years, and by the college years I had begun to self-medicate by using alcohol, which, for a while, seemed to curb the rollercoaster, but in reality ...

September 9, 2012

Resilience Spotlight: The Story of Detachment Commander Brad Coulbeck


      Resilience Spotlight: A New Initiative by Watch Me Bounce   Stories of resilience can come from survivors who have experienced resilience firsthand. They can also come from writers who have witnessed this phenomenon. Here at Watch Me Bounce, we want to highlight the stories that teach us about resilience from another, additional perspective: the hero. Just as stories of people being resilient can inspire us, so too can stories from people who train others in this very important area. These resilience builders are more than heroes: they not only save people, but help people learn how to save themselves. To kick off this series, the team at Watch Me Bounce decided to ...

September 2, 2011