Cohen, R.E. and Ahearn, F. L. Handbook for mental health care of disaster victims. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.


Szapocznik, J., Cohen, R.E & Hernandez, R. (Eds) Coping with adolescent refugees. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1985.


Ahearn, F.L. and R.E. Cohen (Eds.) Disasters and Mental Health, An Annotated Bibliography. U. S. Government Printing Office, 1985.


Cohen R. E. and Ahearn, F. L, Manual de la Atencion de la Salud Mental para Victimas de Desastres, HARLA, Mejico,1990


Cohen, R.E., Mental Health Services in Disasters: Instructor's Guide and Mental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers (also in Spanish), Pananmerican Health Organization,  Washington, 1999






Cohen, R.E .and Hirschowitz, G.G. Training In Community Psychiatry. In:  S.E. Golann and E.C. (Eds.) Handbook of community mental health. New York: Appleton-Crofts, 1972.


Cohen, R. E. Organization and Operation of Consultation Services. In The report of a continuing education project for mental health and other community agency professionals on development, extension, and utilization of mental health consultation, community organization and coordination skills and services.  Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri 8chool of Social and Community Services 1970-1973.


Cohen, R.E. Community Organizational Aspects of Establishing and Maintaining a Local Program. In G. Caplan (Ed) American Handbook of psychiatry. New York: Basic Books, 1974.


Cohen, R.E. New Career Models for Future Psychiatrists. In L. Bellak and Barton H. (Eds.) Progress in community mental health. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1975.


Cohen, R.E. Post-disaster Mobilization of a Crisis Intervention Teams:  The Managua Experience in Emergency and Disaster Management: A Mental Health Sourcebook. In H. J. Parad, R., H.L.P. and P., L.G. (Eds.). Bowie, Maryland: Robert J. Brady Co., 1976.


Cohen, R.E. Intervening with disaster victims. In H.C. Schulerg and M.Killilea (Eds.) The modern practice of community mental health. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc., 1982


Cohen, R.E. Consultation in disasters:  Refugees.  In Berstein, N.R. and Sussex, J.N. (Eds.)  Psychiatric consultation with children and youth.  Jamaica, New York:  SP Medical and Scientific Books, 1984.


Cohen, R.E. & Szapocznik, J. CAMP:  An emergency relief model using a problem solving approach.  In J. Szapocznik, R.E. Cohen and R. Hernandez (Eds.) Coping with adolescent refugees. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1985.


Cohen, R.E. Coping and adaptation. In J. SzapocznLk, R.E. Cohen and R. Hernandez (Eds.) Coping with adolescent refugees. New York: Praeger publishers, 1985.


Cohen, R.E. Roles and functions of mental health professionals in refugee camps. In J. Szapocznik, R.E. Cohen and R. Hernandez (Eds.) Coping with adolescent refugees. Now York: Praeger Publishers, 1985.


Cohen, R. Feminine leadership in mental health.  In L. J. Dickstein, M.D. and C.C. Nadelson, M.D. (Eds.) Women Physicians In Leadership Roles. Washington: The American Psychiatric Press, 1986.


Szapocznik, J., & Cohen, R.E. Mental health care for rapidly changing evironments: Emergency relief to unaccompanied youths of the 1980 Mariel Cuban refugee wave. In C. L. Williams and J. Westarmeyer (Eds.) Refugees and mental health. New York: Hemisphere Publishing Corp., in press.


Cohen, R.E., Child Psychiatry and Cross-Cultural Perspectives: Indications for Training. H. P. Lefley and P. B. Pederson (Eds.) Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1986-Pages 225-243.


Cohen, R.E., Crisis Counseling Principles and Services: Innovations In Mental Health Services to Disaster Victims. M. Lystad (Ed.) NIMH, Washington, D.C, Publishers, 1985-Pages 8-17.


Cohen, R.E., Training Mental Health Professionals to Work with Families in Diverse Cultural Contexts, in Responding to Disaster - A Guide for Mental Health Professionals, (Ed.) Dr. Linda Austin, pg. 69-80, APPI, Washington, 1992


Cohen R.E. Disaster Psychiatry throughout the Americas.  In A. Pandya & C. Katz(Eds) Disaster psychiatry. The Analytic Press, Hillsdale, NJ. 2004, Pg  103-113


Cohen R,E,,   Lessons learned in Disasters -  Mental Health for Hispanics, edited by Renato Alarcon , in Psychiatry, PAHO, 2005


Cohen R.E., Mental Health Services for Victims of Disasters, Journal of the World Psychiatric Assoc.,Vol.1, N0. 3, Oct 2002


Cohen R.E., Public Health Model: Disaster and Mental health,  (edit Reyes and Jacobs)   in Handbook of International Psychology, NY, USA. Greenwood publishing (in press 2005)





Cohen, R.E. New Developments in Mental Health and Its Impact on the Schools. Education In Disadvantaged Urban Areas, Boston School Report, 1967, 8, 47-55.


Cohen, R.E. The Gradual Growth of a Mental Health Center, Hospital, and Community Psychiatry, April, 1968, 103-106.


Cohen, R.E. "Alice Hamiltonî. Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 1969, 43.


Cohen, R.E. and Schulberg, H.C. A Review and Preview of a Training Program in Community Mental Health. Community Mental Health Journal, 1970, 6, 383-386.


Cohen, R.E. Crisis de Adaptacion y ìel Sindrome de la  Anoranzaî en los Ninos Puertoriquenos.î  El Noticiero, September, 1970, l, (7), 1 and 9.


Cohen, R.E. Problemas Entre Padres E Hijos. El Noticiero, September, 1970, 1, (7), 10.


Cohen, R.E. Principles of Preventive Mental Health Programs for Ethnic Minority Populations: The Acculturation of Puerto Ricans to the United States. American Journal of Psychiatry, 1972, 128(12), 1529-1533. Summary reprinted In Psychiatry Digest.


Cohen, R.E. The anatomy of a Local Mental Health Programs A Case History. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Feb/Mar, 1972, 42, (3), 490-498.


Cohen, R.E. The Collaborative Co-professional: Developing a New Mental Health Role. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 1973, 24, (4), 242



Cohen, R.E. Two for One-collaboration Model.  Mental Hygiene, Summer, 1973, 57, (3), 23-25.


Cohen, R.E. Interface Teams as an Intergrating Agent In Mental Health Services. International Journal of Mental Health, 1974, 3, (2-3), 65-76


Cohen, R.E. Borderline Conditions: A Transcultural Perspective. Psychiatry Annals, 1974, 4 (9), 7-20.


Cohen, R.E. Reacciones individuales antes desastres naturales. Boletin de Organization Panamericana de Salud, 98 (2), 1985.


Cohen, R.E. Enfoque Contemprano De Reacciones Infantiles A Perdida Vitales. Revista de Psiquiatria - Harmilio Valdizan, Lima, Peru - 1985


Cohen, R.E. Developmental Phases of Childrenís Reactions Following Natural Disasters. In Journal of the World Association for Emergency and Disaster Medicine. 1986 Volume No. 1-4.


Cohen, R.E. Disasters and Their Psychological Aftermath. US News, N.Y., 1987.

Cohen, R.E., Disasters - Teoria Y Practica: En Psiquitria.  Vidal-Alarcon (Ed.) Editorial Medica Panamericana S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentin, 1986.


Cohen, R.E., The Armero Tragedy:  A Lesson for Mental Health Professionals, Hospital and Community Psychiatry Journal, A.P.A. Washington, DC, 1987 (In Press).


Cohen, R.E., Participating in Disaster Relief - What Psychiatrists Need to Know when disaster strikes, in Psychiatric Times, Nov. 1995, pg 40-42


Miscellaneous Publication/Presentations


Cohen, R.E. Project Concern: Post-Disaster Interventionsî Proceedings. The First Annual Region I Consultation and Education Conference. Killington, VT, 1978.


Cohen, R.E. "On the Mysterious Leap from Body to Mind: Psychological Distress In Natural Disasters." Licha Lopez Memorial Lecture, Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, and the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, May 3, 1978.


Cohen, R.E., Armero: Retorno a la Vida. El Herald, February 10, 1986.


Cohen, R.E., Leccion de Desastres Naturales (San Salvador) El Herald, January 7, 1987.


Curriculum Development


Cohen, R.E. Development of a curriculum, contracted by the Staff College at NIMH, for a one-week seminar on Disaster Intervention - Crisis Counseling. Delivery of a three-day workshop based on this curriculum was given in November 1979 for 25 senior members of the NIMH staff, in March 1980 in Washington, and in June 1981 in Kansas City, Missouri.


Cohen, R.E. Child Psychiatry - Training Manual for child psychiatry professionals - in Spanish, 1967.


Cohen, R.E. Training Curriculum - Adolescent and Stress - In Spanish, 1985.


Cohen, R.E. Training Curriculum - Basic Child Psychiatry Principles and Practice - In Spanish, 1985.


Cohen, R.E. Training Curriculum for Disaster Assistance In the initial 24 hours post-disaster - Public Health Army Corp. - Washington, D.C., Jan 1985.


Cohen, R.E. Child Psychiatry Training Course

 60 hours training 80 physicians in Lima, Peru

 April 1985.



(Yearly Activities)


1975 Peruvian Psychiatry Congress - Lima, Peru         

1975 A.P.A. National Meeting - USA

1975 A.P.A.L. Congress - Latin America

1977 Gran round presentation - Massachusetts General      Hospital, Boston

1980 Gran round presentation  Miami Medical School

1980 Medical Cuban Congress - Miami, Florida

1986 – 2002---Presentation at Congress of Psychiatry in Honduras, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, Salvador on the subject of Programs to assist survivors after a Disaster.

2003- Presentation  at the III International Congress of Psychic Trauma and Traumatic Stress

1992-Development of curriculum and training during 1 year after Hurracane Andrew, Miami, Florida


Keynote Speaker - 10th Anniversary - Disaster Legislation, Washington, D.C.

Senior Visiting Lecturer - University of Vermont, June, 1985."Coping with Adolescent Refugees - Medical Cuban Congress - July 1, 1985.

Keynote Speech and Seminar Leader - Adolescence and Stress Response."  National Congress of Psychology - Panama City, Panama, July 1985.

Presentation at A.P.A.L. Congress "Children and Violence Santo Domingo, October, 1985.

Presentation at Regional Meeting of International Health Association "Post-Migratory psychological adaptation in Adolescent Refugees"-Miami, October, 1985.

1985-1997 - Presentation of disaster issues to multiple groups in the Miami community


Training Videos and Audio Tapes

 "La Puerta Abierta" Hispanic Social Services, Boston, 1979. "Crisis Counseling and Post Disaster Intervention" - Miami, 1983. "Psychiatric Interview with a Peruvian Family - Lima, Peru, 1985. "Psychiatry Interview Marital Status - Child" - 1985.

"Lecture - Stressors - Stress Responseî- 1986.

 Lecture - Natural Disaster - Mental Health Intervention" –

 1986. "Prevention Approach to Drug Abuse" - 1985.

1986--  Family and Prevention to Drug Abuse

 Violence on the Work Place - 1997 -presented to the State Attorney office Staff