Judith Coche, Ph.D., ABPP

Judith Coche, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. developed The Coche Center, LLC, a Practice in Clinical Psychology and training center with locations at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia and Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Here she leads psychotherapy groups for adults and couples, works with complex marriages and runs workshops on skillful living. Her work integrates depth psychotherapy with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and psycho-educational material to help clients design their best lives.

Dr. Coché has dedicated her long career to improving the lives of individuals, couples, and families with children, adolescents, and adults. She is Clinical Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Currently a Clinical Professor at of the Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Coché combines a B.A. in Sociology, an M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Development. She has been awarded the Diplomate status in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. 

Dr. Coché married successfully at age 24, and remained married to Erich Coché, Ph.D. until his premature death from cancer at age 49. Suddenly thrust into young widowhood and single parenting of a pre-adolescent daughter, Dr. Coché drew on the skills she had long taught others, to create her Second Adulthood as a single adult. She soon met and married a confirmed bachelor of 14 years, with two daughters from an earlier marriage. They have formed a successful blended family with three adult daughters and their spouses, 4 grandchildren, smart dogs and a cat.

Dr. Coché has authored Couples Group Psychotherapy, Second Edition(2010), and has co-authored two books: Couples Group Psychotherapy (1990) and Powerful Wisdom (1993)The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in a Couples Psychotherapy Group (2010) was written by prize winning journalist Laurie Abraham, about Dr. Coché's clinical work. She has trained over 2,000 mental health professionals world-wide in techniques to educate and to treat couples in groups. She co-created a videotape, Techniques in Couples Group Psychotherapy (1990), which teaches colleagues methods practiced at The Coché Center, LLC. In 2013 she helped to design a teaching DVD, The Power of Couples Group Psychotherapy, published by The American Group Psychotherapy Association She has authored more than thirty book chapters and journal articles in the fields of Family Therapy, Women as Therapists, Couples Psychotherapy, and Group Psychotherapy.

Dr. Coché's vision is to share with the public state-of-the-art methodology in Clinical Psychology. She has appeared on numerous national and local radio and television shows, including The Today Show and Good Morning America., and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Interviews about her work have appeared locally and nationally in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, and Harper's Bazaar.

Dr. Coché has been included in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in Science and Medicine. She volunteers time on the Board of Directors of institutions promoting health and optimal lives.

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