David Cohen, PhD
Dr. Cohen is Principal Investigator on the Critical Skills Curriculum on Psychotropic Medications project. He is Professor of Social Work at Florida International University, where he teaches courses on psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and research methods. Recently, he co-authored Your Drug May Be Your Problem (2nd revised edition, 2007) and co-edited Critical New Perspectives on ADHD (2006). His French-language books include Critical Guide to Psychotropic Drugs (1995) and Medicalization and Social Control (1998). He is also author or co-author on more than 50 articles in journals in social work, psychology, sociology, medicine, psychiatry, law, ethics, and nursing, as well as 25 book chapters. He has given numerous conferences to academics, professionals, and consumers in several countries on the personal, clinical, social, and cultural uses of prescribed psychoactive drugs. Dr. Cohen has received funding for research projects from governmental and private foundations in Canada, France, and the United States. He has contributed to clinical practice by elaborating methods to help clients undergoing withdrawal from psychiatric drugs. In 2003, he received the Eliott Freidson Award from the American Sociological Association for Outstanding Publication in Medical Sociology. Dr. Cohen received a B.A. from McGill University, an MSW from Carleton University, and a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. He practices as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida.
Inge Sengelmann, MSW
Ms. Sengelmann is responsible for the creation and dissemination of the 8-module, CrirticalThinkRx curriculum designed to educate non-medically trained practitioners about psychotropic medication issues. The course is being disseminated and further evaluated for its impact on awareness, attitudes and knowledge of participants, as well as on prescriptions to foster care children in South Florida. She is a clinician focused on holistic, mind-body approaches to the treatment of trauma-related mood and behavioral problems. Her areas of interest include: empirically-supported interventions that address the effects of abuse and trauma at all developmental stages; strengths-based individual and family interventions for mood, addictive and behavioral disorders; mind-body psychotherapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. A graduate of the Florida International University School of Social Work, Ms. Sengelmann completed her M.S.W. degree in 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and languages from the University of Miami. She has received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group Skills, and Somatic Experiencing (SE).