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Avraham Cohen


Ph.D.
R.C.C., C.C.C.

My career began in 1969 when I was fortunate to obtain a position as a child care counsellor in a residential treatment center for severely disturbed adolescents. I learned an immense amount from my colleagues, my supervisors, and the youth and their families about myself and about working in depth and breadth with people. I was subsequently able to move on to work in private practice, which I have done since 1987. Along the way i learned the importance of furthering my education; education about myself (I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work as a client with a number of highly skilled practitioners with diverse backgrounds with humanistic, existential, and process-oriented philosophies and practices). As well, I furthered my formal education; obtaining a master's degree and a Ph.D. As part of my learning and growth I studied Eastern philosophy and engaged in practices that include meditation and the Japanese martial art of aikido (an art based on doing as little harm as possible and on connecting with the heart of the 'other'). I am currently in private practice in Vancouver BC (dr.avrahamcohen@gmail.com). As well, I am an associate-director for the Master in Counselling program at City University of Seattle in Vancouver BC. I also have authored and co-authored numerous peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. I am active in presenting at national and international conferences, and in conducting workships and consulting in various types of organizations.

E-mail: lifeforce@shaw.ca
Basic Info
Institution: City Univessity of Seattle (Vancouver, Canada)
Department: Counsellor Education
Website: http://counsellingbc.com/listings/acohen.htm
Street Address:
City: 1102-1445 West 13th Avenue
State/ Province/ Region: BC
Postal/ Zip Code: V6H 1P2
Country: Canada
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About Yourself
Discipline: Education
Category: Academics
Personal Website: http://counsellingbc.com/listings/acohen.htm
Research Website:
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Refereed Publications

Books (Peer Reviewed)
Cohen, A. (2015). Becoming fully human within education environments: Inner life,
relationship, and learning (2nd efd.). ( Previously, Cohen, A. (2009). Gateway to the Dao-field: Essays for the awakening educator. Cambria.) Vancouver BC: Writeroom.
http://www.amazon.ca/Becoming-Fully-Within-Educational-Environments/dp/0987797204/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410580912&sr=1-2
Cohen, A., Porath, M., Clarke, A., Bai, H., Leggo, C., & Meyer, K. (2014).
Speaking of Learning: Recollections, Revelations, and Realizations. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.
(http://www.amazon.ca/Speaking-Learning-Recollections-Revelations-Realizations/dp/9462097151/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414660672&sr=1-3
Cohen, A., Porath, M., Clarke, A., Bai, H., Leggo, C., & Meyer, K. (2012). Speaking of
Teaching . . . Inclinations, Inspirations, and Innerworkings. Rotterdam, The
Netherlands: Sense.
Cohen, A. (2009). Gateway to the Dao-field: Essays for the awakening educator. Cambria.
http://www.amazon.ca/Speaking-Teaching-Inclinations-Inspirations-Innerworkings/dp/9460917852/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414671554&sr=8-1&keywords=speaking+of+teaching

Cohen, A. (2009). Gateway to the Dao-field: Essays for the awakening educator. Amherst, NY: Cambria.
http://www.amazon.ca/Gateway-DAO-Field-Essays-Awakening-Educator/dp/1604975539/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414672917&sr=8-1&keywords=gateway+to+the+dao+field

Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)
Bai, H., Chang, D, & Cohen, A. (2016). When the Immeasurable Leads: A Pedagogical Dialogue. In Challenging organisations and society: Reflective hybrids. Vol. 5, #2.
Bai, H., Cohen, A. & Park, S. (2016, Fall). Classroom as dojo: Contemplative teaching and learning as martial art. In a special issue A. Zajonc & D. Barbezat (Eds.), The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry. http://journal.contemplativeinquiry.org/index.php/joci/index
Bai, H. & Cohen, A. (2014). Zen and the art of storytelling. Studies in Philosophy and Education. Springer, 33(3). DOI: 10.1007/s11217-014-9413-8
http://link.springer.com/journal/11217
Cohen, A., Porath, M., & Bai, H. (November, 2010). Exceptional educators: Understanding the dimensions of their practice. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal. 4 (2) http://www.kwantlen.ca/TD.html
Park, S., & Cohen, A. (2010). Exploring the Dao-Field: Practicing Alchemy and Philosophy in the Classroom. Journal of Transformative Education. http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jted
Cohen, A., Bai, H., & Green L. (2008). An Experiment in Radical Pedagogy: Enactment of Deep Democracy in a Philosopher's Cafe. Radical Pedagogy, 9(2).
http://radicalpedagogy.icaap.org/content/issue9_2/Cohen_Bai_Green.html
Radical Pedagogy Web site: http://radicalpedagogy.icaap.org/currentissue.php
Cohen, A. (2008). Following the breadcrumbs to the end of ultimate meaning. Antimatters, 2(3), 87-94. Retrieved September 1, 2008, from AntiMatters: An open-access e-journal Web site: http://anti-matters.org/0/main.htm
Cohen, A. (2008). We teach who we are and that is the problem (ch.3 from Cohen, A. (2009) Gateway to the Dao-Field: Essays for the Awakening Educattor. Youngstown, NY: Cambria). Antimatters, 2(3), 173-194. Retrieved September 1, 2008, from AntiMatters: An open-acess e-journal Web site: http://anti-matters.org/ojs/index.php?journal=am&page=issue&op=view&path[]=5
Cohen, A., & Leggo, C. (2008). The Mentoring Relationship: A Poetic Perspective. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 3(2), 53-74. Retrieved July 30, 2008, from International Journal of Whole Schooling Web site: http://www.coe.wayne.edu/wholeschooling/Journal_of_Whole_Schooling/IJWSIndex.html
Cohen, A. & Bai, H. (2008). Suffering Loves and Needs Company: Daoist and Zen perspectives on the counsellor as companion. Canadian Journal of Counselling. Vol. 42:1, pp. 45-56. (Special Issue, “Accompanying the Suffering Person in Counselling and Psychotherapy")
Elza, D., Manery, R., & Cohen, A. (2007). So Much Truth, So Much Being,: Poetic Provocations to Philosophical Musings. Paideusis: The journal of the Canadian philosophy of education society. 16(2). Available: http://journals.sfu.ca/paideusis/index.php/paideusis/article/view/122
Cohen, A. & Bai, H. (2007). Dao and Zen of teaching: Classroom as enlightenment field. Educational Insights, 11(3). [Available:
http://www.ccfi.educ.ubc.ca/publication/insights/v11n03/articles/bai/bai.html ]
Cohen, A. (2004, Fall/Winter). Dissociative Identity Disorder: Perspectives and alternatives. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry: An International Journal of Critical Inquiry. Vol. 6 (3), pp. 217-230. New York: Springer.
Cohen, A. (2004). Working with a personal dream--on my own. Constructivism in the Human Sciences. Vol. 9 (2), pp. 49-58. Denton: TX.
Cohen, A. (2004). A process-directed approach to learning process-directed counselling
skills. Canadian Journal of Counselling. Vol. 38 (3), pp. 152-164. Canadian Counselling Association. Ottawa, ON.
Cohen, A. (2003, April). Light seen seeping through an opening in the heart's wall [reader’s response to The heart of learning: Spirituality in education]. Educational Insights. Retrieved September 19, 2004, from Educational Insights. CCFI, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia web site: http://www.ccfi.educ.ubc.ca/publication/insights/v08n01/readersrsponse/cohen/
Cohen, A. (2003). Educational Insights-Online Journal/Faculty of Education/UBC. E-
Interview with Marshall Veal, singer, songwriter, and poet. Retrieved September 19, 2004, from Educational Insights. CCFI, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia web site: http://www.ccfi.educ.ubc.ca/publication/insights/v08n01/music/veal/veal.html (click on Interview)
Olson, M. & Cohen, A. (1986). An Alternative Approach to the Training of Residential
Treatment Counsellors. Residential Group Care & Treatment (changed to Residential Treatment for Children and Youth). Vol. 3(4), Summer, Haworth.

Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)
Cohen, A., & Bai, H. (in press). Ancient and Medieval Sources of Therapy. Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.
Bai, H., Morgan, P., Scott, C., & Cohen, A. (in press). Prolegoma to Spiritual Research Paradigm: Importance of Attending to the Embodied and the Subtle. In J. Lin,
O. Qargha, R. Oxford, & T. Culham, (Eds.), Incorporating spirituality in research in
social sciences and education. Charlotte NC: Information Age.
Bai, H., Cohen, A. & Rabi, S. (November, 2014), Post-individualist pedagogy: Relationship as teaching. In Deer, F., Falkenberg, T., McMillan, B., & Sims. L. (Eds.). Education for sustainable well-being: Concepts, issues, perspectives, and practices. Winnipeg, MB: Education for Sustainable Well-being Research Group.
Bai, H. ,Cohen, A., Culham, T., Park, S., Rabi, S., Scott, C. & Tait, S. (2014). A call for wisdom in higher education: Voices of contemplative inquiry. In O. Gunnlaugson, E. Sarath, H. Bai, & C. Scott (Eds.) Contemplative learning and inquiry across disciplines. New York: State University of New York.
http://www.amazon.ca/Contemplative-Learning-Inquiry-Across-Disciplines/dp/143845239X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414667767&sr=1-1&keywords=Contemplative+learning+and+inquiry+across+disciplines
Cohen, A., Bai, H., & Fiorini, K. The Self-Cultivation Model of Lifelong Learning: Toward Post-Egoic Development. In C. X. Wang (2014). Adult and Community Health Education: Tools, Trends and Methodologies. (in the Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series http://bit.ly/ZBxiSf). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
http://www.amazon.ca/Handbook-Research-Community-Health-Education/dp/1466662603/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414665465&sr=1-1&keywords=Adult+and+Community+Health+Education%3A+Tools%2C+Trends+and+Methodologies
Cohen, A. & Bai, H. (2014). Suffering loves and needs company: Daoist and Zen perspectives on the counsellor as companion. In D. Jardine, G. McCaffrey, & C. Gilham (Eds.), On the Pedagogy of Suffering: Hermeneutic and Buddhist Meditations. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
http://www.amazon.ca/Pedagogy-Suffering-Hermeneutic-Buddhist-Meditations/dp/1433125250/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414664945&sr=1-1&keywords=On+the+Pedagogy+of+Suffering%3A+Hermeneutic+and+Buddhist+Meditations
Bai, H., Cohen, A. & Scott, C. (2013). Re-visioning higher education: The three-fold relationality framework. In J. Lin, R. Oxford & E. Brantmeier (Eds.), Re-envisioning higher education: Embodied paths to wisdom and social transformation, Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.
http://www.amazon.ca/Re-Envisioning-Higher-Education-Embodied-Transformation/dp/1623963974/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414666047&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Re-envisioning+higher+education%3A+Embodied+paths+to+wisdom+and+social+transformation
Cohen, A., Fiorini, K., Culham, T., & Bai, H. (2013). The Circle of Leadership Integrity
Within Business Organizations, in A. Stachowicz, & W. Amann, (Eds.), Integrity in
organizations - Building the foundations for humanistic management. Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers.
http://www.amazon.ca/Integrity-Organizations-Foundations-Humanistic-Management-ebook/dp/B00FJYJYTA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414668939&sr=1-1&keywords=Integrity+in+organizations+-+Building+the+foundations+for+humanistic+management
Cohen, A., & Bai, H. (2012). Minding What Matters: Relationship as Teacher, in C. M. Chambers, C. E. Hasebe-Ludt, A. Leggo, & A. Sinner, (Eds.) A Heart of Wisdom: Life Writing as Empathetic Inquiry. New York NY: Peter Lang.
Fiorini, K., & Cohen, A. (2011). Reflective Organizations and the Inner Work of Leaders. In
C. Wankel, & A. Stachowicz-Stanusch (Eds.), Effectively integrating ethical dimensions
into business education. pp. 159-174. Charlotte NC: Information Age.
Cohen, A. (2008/2010). Alchemy and transformation: The disturber in groups. In S. Fehr (Ed.), 101 clinical interventions in group therapy (pp. 293-298). New York: Haworth.
Cohen, A. (2008/2010). Nurturing the community development dimension in groups as
a pre-emptive intervention. In S. Fehr (Ed.), 101 clinical interventions in group therapy (pp. 509-513). New York: Haworth.
Bai, H., & Cohen, A. (2007). Breathing Qi, following Dao: Transforming this violence-ridden world. Book chapter in C. Eppert, & H. Wang (Eds.) Cross-Cultural studies in curriculum: Eastern thought and educational insights (pp. 35-54). Mahweh, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Cohen, A. (2003). Process directed group work. Chapter section in Introduction to group therapy: A practical guide for the future group leader (pp. 141-144) (2nd ed.) by Scott Fehr. New York: Haworth Press.
Olson, M. & Cohen, A. (1986) An Alternative Approach to the Training of Residential
Treatment Counsellors. Residential Group Care & Treatment (changed to
Residential Treatment for Children and Youth). Vol. 3(4), Summer, Haworth.

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