Cohens and President Horowitz Announce New Institute for Mental Health Education
CHICAGO, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After years of working together to help families touched by the stigma of mental illness, Lawrence and Marilyn Cohen of Evanston, Ill., and Chicago School President Michael Horowitz announce the creation of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Named in honor of the Cohens' daughter, who took her life in May 2000, the institute will carry the tradition of advocacy and education began by Lawrence and Marilyn when they established Naomi Ruth Cohen Charitable Foundation in 2002. By moving the foundation's assets under the stewardship of The Chicago School, the Cohens have made the largest gift in the school's near 30 year history.
In its new home, the institute will continue to fulfill its educational mission through conferences, workshops, the perpetuation of an annual fellowship for a TCS clinical psychology student, and a variety of other educational activities.
"We are grateful to have the opportunity to benefit from the professionalism The Chicago School has to offer," said Mr. Cohen to the school's Board of Trustees in October. "Our organizations have parallel missions making the partnership symbiotic; it will mean permanence and stability for our educational activities, and it will mean extending the reach of what you do."
The collaboration between The Chicago School and the Cohens spans nearly a decade. Faculty members from the Clinical Psy.D. Department have been active participants in the foundation's conferences since they began. The school's Center for Latino Mental Health has teamed with the family to sponsor a workshop that targeted mental health issues in the Latino community, while other conferences have focused on the unique needs of African-Americans, women and girls, children and adolescents, and adults over 50.
|SOURCE The Chicago School of Professional Psychology|
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