Dr. Lawrence Cohen

IMG_0851Lawrence Cohen, PhD, is a psychologist, author, and consultant living in Brookline, MA.

He is the author of Playful Parenting, an award winning book about nurturing close connections, solving behavior problems, and encouraging children’s confidence.  Playful Parenting has been translated into more than ten languages. In addition to his work with children and parents, he consults with schools, after school programs, and corporations, and has a general psychotherapy practice.

Dr. Cohen attended Haverford College and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University. After an internship at Tulane University, he began a research and private practice career in Madison, Wisconsin. His treatment innovations have included the first groups in the country for husbands and boyfriends of sexual abuse survivors, as well as one of the first therapy groups for male survivors of sexual abuse. All of his work — with children, parents, couples, abuse survivors, and families — has pointed him towards writing about human connections.

Dr. Cohen lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He and his wife Liz have two grown children.

You can find Larry on twitter @larjack1

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