Associate Professor, School of Social Work at San Jose State University
Dr. Coghen is a frequent consultant with the National Capacity Building Project of the Center for Victims of Torture on the subject of evaluation. Dr. Cohen received his M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught research methods (UC Berkeley) courses in managed care (UC Davis) and has provided training to mental health agencies in improving agency performance through the use of data and evaluation. Practice experience includes over 17 years in senior positions as a clinician, administrator, policy planner and consultant in both private and public mental health and social service agencies. Dr. Cohen was Director of the Center for Social Services Research at the University of California at Berkeley prior to joining the faculty at SJSU. He is past editorial board member of the journal Research on Social Work Practice, and now serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Mental Health.