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Ralph Cotier, American Psychotherapist. National certified counselor, national certified addictions counselor II; credentialsalcoholism counselor, New York.


Cotier, Ralph was born on January 20, 1936 in New York City. Son of Richard Joseph and Alida (Dubé) Cotier.


Bachelor of Science, St. John's University, 1962. Master of Science, L.I.U., 1986.


Alcoholism counselor South Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Amityville, New York, 1980-1981. Alcoholism counselor Mercy Hospital New Hope, Garden City, 1981. Consultant Long Island Center, Huntington Station, 1981-1986.

Alcoholism group counselor leader Plainview (New York ) Rehabilitation Center, 1981-1985. Director Dorothy Young Recovery House, Plainview, 1985-1992. Evaluator, evaluator/supervisor, clinical supervisor West Central Florida Driver Improvement Inc., from 1993.

Coordinator alcoholism counselor training Queensborough Community College, Bayside, New York, 1986-1989, lecturer, 1986-1992. Lecturer Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1990, 92, Adelphi University, 1992, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, 1990, Queens College, 1990-1992, South Oaks Institute Alcohol Studies, Amityville, 1987. Member Long Island Counsel on Alcoholism, 1992.

Instructor defensive driving, National Safety Council, Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, State of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Department, since 1997.


With United States Army, 1955-1958. Member New York Federation Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency Counselors (board dirs.1986-1991, secretary 1988-1989, vice president 1989-1990), Long Island Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency Counselors Association (regional representative 1986-1991, vice president 1984-1985, president 1985-1986, Yev Gardiner award for outstanding achievement 1990), American Association for Counseling and Development, New York State Association for Counseling and Development, American Mental Health Counselors Association, National Association Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Society Americans for Recovery, American Legion.


Children: Vance Richard, Yvonne, Yvette.