I also work in academia as an adjunct faculty at Alliant International University for the: Couple and Family Therapy PsyD program, Organizational Psychology PhD program, and Clinical PhD program. I choose to work in academia because I love mentoring students and supporting them in becoming competent and caring professionals. I also choose to work in academia because I have a strong interest in research, and it allows me to collaborate with other faculty on several interesting research projects. My research interests include: mindfulness for children and families, art therapy techniques, trauma-informed care, parent-child relationships, sibling relationships, and more!  Currently, I am working on a program evaluation for a preventative, trauma-informed care, mindfulness and art-based curriculum that I am implementing as a pilot program in public schools in Pasadena Unified School District. I am also working on a project that shows empirical support for a Four Drawing Art Therapy Trauma and Resiliency Protocol for treating trauma symptoms. If you are interested in inviting me to teach, guest lecture, or collaborate on research, please contact me! Also, please note, that if we are working together in a clinical setting, my private practice schedule does shift throughout the year based on my teaching schedule.

Publications

Hass-Cohen, N., & Bokoch, R. (2019). Child Mindfulness and Art Therapy: An Art Therapy Resiliency Neuroscience Approach. Unpublished book, in preparation.

 

Hass-Cohen, N., Bokoch, R., Clyde Findlay, J., & Banford, A. (2018). A four-drawing art therapy trauma and resiliency protocol study. In press, accepted manuscript. The Arts in Psychotherapy. doi:10.1016/j.aip.2018.02.003

 

Bokoch, R., & Hass-Cohen, N. (2018). Child mental health outcomes for art and mindfulness therapy groups at school. Unpublished manuscript.

 

Bokoch, R. (2017). Acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of a mindfulness-based art therapy group curriculum on child mental health outcomes in a school-based setting: A program evaluation. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Alliant International University, Los Angeles.

 

Bokoch, R., Hass-Cohen, N., & Hapke, C. (2017). Modality in Couple and Family Therapy. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. C. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_539-1