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Anat Cohen, Ph.D.
Clinical Faculty and Director, Community Counseling Center, Encino

Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology; M.A., California School of Professional Psychology; B.A., Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Dr. Cohen serves as the director for Pepperdine Community Counseling Center at the Encino Graduate Campus. She is a clinical faculty member and she teaches at the Encino campus. Prior to joining the faculty at Pepperdine, Dr. Cohen was the assistant director of training at Verdugo Mental Health. Dr. Cohen also served as clinical faculty for the California School of Professional Psychology. Her teaching interests are in the area of interventions and treatment planning for severe and chronic mental illness, including crisis intervention. As the director for the Pepperdine Community Counseling Center, Dr. Cohen is concerned with issues related to enhancing supervision and training of psychology graduate students.


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