Psy.D. Program Faculty: Richard Cohan, Ph.D.

Richard Cohan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty

B.A. Music Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1980
M.A. Music Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1982
M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco, 1988
Ph.D. Psychology, The Wright Institute, 1998

Dr. Cohan is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He currently teaches Case Conference at the Wright Institute. He began his mental health career as a music therapist, working with autistic children and mentally ill adults, but since 1988 he has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Napa, CA, where he treats adults, adolescents, couples, and families, using an integration of mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral, and relational therapy approaches.

Dr. Cohan has also specialized in forensic psychology, providing evaluation, treatment and expert witness services for the CA Conditional Release Program (CONREP), and most recently coordinating psychological assessment services for the CDCR at the California Medical Facility (CMF) in Vacaville, CA. He is currently the Director of Sexual Abuse Services (SAS) of the North Bay, a sex offender treatment program in the Napa Valley. He also provides private assessment, consultation, and expert witness services in criminal cases.