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Renowned Cognitive Behavioral Therapy expert Arthur Freeman,  Ed.D., will present a workshop for clinicians  on  December 2nd at MDI Behavioral Health Center, 322 Main Street in Bar Harbor. The daylong workshop, which runs from 8:30am to 5:00pm, will focus on developing treatment plans from a cognitive behavioral therapy perspective. Eight Continuing Education Units will be available for attendees.
 
Dr. Freeman is a professor in the Department of Psychology, and Dean of the School of Professional Studies at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He completed his doctoral work at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Freeman studied at the Alfred Adler Institute in New York and at the Albert Ellis Institute, completing his postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Dr. Freeman has extensive publishing experience, with over fifty books to his credit, including professional publications and popular works. His work has been translated into ten languages.
 
Dr. Freeman holds American Board of Professional Psychology diplomas in clinical psychology, and behavioral psychology, and is a fellow of  the American Psychological Association, of the American Psychological Society, the Academy of  Clinical Psychology, Academy of Behavioral Psychology, and the Academy of Family Psychology. He is also a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Freeman is a past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and a past president of the International Association for Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy. 
 
“Research has demonstrated that cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most successful styles of therapy for the treatment of depression, anxiety,  and substance abuse,” said Irene Greene Murphy LCSW,LADC, CCS, clinical manager of MDI Behavioral Health Center. “And Dr. Freeman is one of the most respected authorities on the subject, so we are  very pleased to be able to share his expertise with our colleagues.”
 
“Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is more concrete than other forms of  therapy,” explained psychiatrist Dr Diehl Snyder, MDI Behavioral Health Center’s medical director. “It often involves homework and provides measurable outcomes for patients and therapists. More and more clinicians are incorporating it into their treatment plans with mental health and substance abuse clients,” added Dr. Snyder. 
 
Cost for the program is $85 for National Association of Social Work (NASW) members and $100 for non-NASW members, including nurses and psychiatrists, who register before November 11th. After November 11th, cost will be $100 for NASW members and $115 for non-members. For a registration form, contact Nancy Patterson, MDI Behavioral Health Center, 288-5082, extension 435.

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