Dr. Arthur Freeman is the Dean of Counseling, Education, Psychology and Social work at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to his move to Indiana, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Director of the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has remained in the position of Professor since his move. He completed his undergraduate and early graduate work at New York University and his doctoral
work at Teachers College-Columbia University. He studied at the Alfred Adler Institute in New York under Drs. Kurt and Alexandra Adler, the Institute for Rational Living under Dr. Albert Ellis, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for
Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Aaron T. Beck.
In addition to 50+ book chapters, reviews and journal articles, he has published twenty three professional books on the topic of CBT including: Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders (with Aaron T. Beck), Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy, The Comprehensive Casebook of Cognitive Therapy (with Frank Dattilio). Dr. Arthur Freeman has published two popular books, Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Overcoming Mistakes and Missed Opportunities (with Rose DeWolf) and The Ten Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make, and How to Overcome Them (with Rose DeWolf). His work has been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. Dr. Freeman serves on the editorial boards of several U.S. and international journals.
He is board certified in Clinical Psychology, Family Therapy and Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Art Freeman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (divisions of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Family Psychology), of the American Psychological Society, of the Academy of Clinical Psychology, and of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Dr. Freeman is a past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and is the Vice President (2000-2002) of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.
In 2000, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association named him recipient of its award for "Outstanding Contribution to the Science and Practice of Psychology." Dr. Arthur Freeman has been a Visiting Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Universities of Umea and Gothenburg (Sweden); at the University of Catania (Italy), at the Shanghai Second Medical University (China). He has lectured in twenty five countries over the past 20 years.