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Ruth Cohn, MFT

Ruth Cohn, MFT, is the author of Working with the Developmental Trauma of Childhood Neglect Using Psychotherapy and Attachment Theory Techniques in Clinical Practice (Routledge 2022), speaker and clinician. Ruth’s clinical work was determined in the early 1980s when the recent women’s liberation movement had just brought violence against women and children squarely into the public eye. She discovered that a vast majority of her clients came to therapy because they found relationships difficult to seemingly impossible. With the subsequent research into trauma, PTSD, and then brain science. Ruth became certified in sex therapy seeing that her trauma clients struggled with sexuality and interpersonal relationships. From this arena, she identified childhood neglect as an overlooked aspect of trauma that required a different therapeutic approach.

Ruth continues her active clinical practice in San Francisco, California, and travels extensively to teach and train clinicians. She is currently working on a book for lay-people about child neglect.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ruth Cohn maintains a private practice and receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ruth Cohn has no relevant non-financial relationships.