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ACEs: Best Practices


Judith A. Cohen, MD

Judith A. Cohen, MD

Judith A. Cohen is a Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director of the Allegheny General Hospital Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents, and Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Cohen is a developer of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for traumatized children, and has received more than a dozen federal grants related to child trauma. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and received its Outstanding Professional Award. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Associate Editor of its Journal of Traumatic Stress, and co-editor of its PTSD guidelines. Dr. Cohen is Co-Chair of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Child Maltreatment and Violence Committee, first author of its PTSD practice parameters, on its Journal’s Editorial Board, and recipient of its 2004 Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement.

Judith A. Cohen, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Allegheny General Hospital
Drexel University College of Medicine