Fellow, Applied Ethics, Mass Media, & Philosophical Counseling

Elliot D. CohenDr. Elliot D. Cohen received his┬áPh.D. from Brown University, and is one of the principal founders of “philosophical counseling” in the United States. He is also founder and editor of the┬áInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy┬áand the┬áInternational Journal of Philosophical Practice, as well as the┬áethics editor of┬áFree Inquiry Magazine.┬áHe co-founded and is Executive Director for┬áthe National Philosophical Counseling Association (NPCA), and he is the President of the Institute of Critical Thinking, a national center for logic-based therapy.

Dr. Cohen has written twenty-five books and numerous articles in philosophical counseling, applied philosophy, and applied ethics. His books include The Theory and Practice of Logic-Based Therapy; The Dutiful Worrier: How to Stop Compulsive Worry without Feeling Guilty; The New Rational Therapy: Thinking Your Way to Serenity, Success, and Profound Happiness; and What Would Aristotle Do? Self-Control through the Power of Reason. His books and articles have been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Korean, German, and Italian. Elliot has also been interviewed by New York Times Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and the London Observer, among other national and international media platforms.

In┬áthe field of applied ethics, Cohen has contributed heavily to the development of┬áprofessional ethics (medicine, law, and┬ájournalism, as well as counseling). He has also┬ápublished six books┬áon┬ávarious aspects of mass media ethics–most recently, two political science books┬áon mass surveillance.