In the Moods
  about the authors

Marlene Stotland Cohen, Ph.D., M.A.

Dr. Stotland Cohen has followed two careers, as a pharmacologist (McGill University), and as a psychotherapist (Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago). Her area of specialization is in substance abuse, which draws on both fields of her expertise. She worked for 10 years at Phoenix Center in Lachine, Quebec, a treatment center for alcoholism and drug abuse, where she specialized in group therapy and family counseling. After treating hundreds of clients, she discovered that the recovering patients had the greatest success in their treatment when they started to understand the cognitive processes that undermine them. Many in this client group also had some form of mood disorder. Her clients experienced a higher success rate for those who tackled the family alienation brought about as their substance dependence developed. Dr. Stotland Cohen is presently in private practice in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Gerald J. Mozdzierz, Ph.D., FAAClinP. (1940 - 2018)  | more info

Dr. Gerry Mozdzierz was  a psychologist, teacher, hypnotist, published author of many professional journals and textbooks as well as editor. ( see "more info"). He tirelessly worked in a hospital and university setting dedicating himself to helping others afflicted with mental and physical illness along with substance abuse. He integrated hypnosis with psychotherapy helping so many Veterans, including heart transplant patients and others.  He received his PhD from Loyola University Chicago, IL. and his Certificate in Psychotherapy from the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago, now known as Adler University. He was an adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He spent over 40 years of service  at the Hines, IL Veteran's Administration Hospital retiring as Chief of Psychotherapy Services and as Chairman of the Hospital Ethics Committee there. He published three books, countless papers in professional journals of psychology, medicine and ethics, presented papers at national and international meetings, and served as editor to the Journal of Individual Psychology. He also gave innumerable workshops and courses in psychology across North America and Europe. He was a distinguished member of the Chicago community.
Dr. Gerald J. Mozdzierz was one of many wonderful professors I had during my studies for M.A. in Counselling Psychology.at the Alfred Adler Institute in Chicago, IL.. He was tirelessly teaching students and other psychotherapists as he was especially known for advanced psychotherapy techniques such as the "metaphor" , humor and "paradox". The knowledge that Dr. Mozdzierz imparted and shared with his family, friends, colleagues, patients and students was priceless. He helped so many people in his years of service always with a smile and good humor. I was deeply grateful for all the hours he put in when writing my Master’s thesis entitled, “The Lifestyle Analysis of John Lennon” . His invaluable input and enthusiasm in learning about John Lennon led to the co-authorship and self-publishing of our only book together .... “In the Moods: When bipolar disorder and substance dependence intersect” (2003). He really wanted to write this book about John Lennon and his problem with substance abuse, but we decided to keep the content of this book more general and not specific to one individual.
I will always cherish his friendship, tutorship and pearls of wisdom. May his soul rest in peace.
Marlene Stotland Cohen


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