Counseling Psychology — School Counseling — MFT
Ester A. Cohen

Ester A. Cohen, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Esther Cohen is the Clinical Director at the Children's Learning Center, a non-public school for students with special needs. She as an Associate Professor at the University of the Pacific Psychology Department from 1979-1994 and taught courses in applied behavior analysis, and marital and family therapy. As a part-time instructor at USF, she has taught Problem Solving Counseling and Prevention and Intervention in Schools. Her interests include children's peer relations, children's self-esteem, and developing positive programs to enhance children's success in the school setting.


Ph.D., Developmental-Clinical Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Research Areas

Children’s peer relations and social skills; children’s social-cognitive development; family interactions; race relations in children; role of empathy in childhood disorders.

Courses Offered
  • Prevention and Intervention in Schools
  • Problem-Solving Counseling
  • Assessment and the Counselor
Adams, P., Katz, R. C., Beauchamp, K., Cohen, E. A., & Zavis, D. (1993). Body dissatisfaction, eating disorders ad depression:  A developmental perspective. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2, 37-46.