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John Arden, Ph.D – Curriculum VitaeDr. John B. Arden Psychologist

Teaching Experience

Seminar Pesentations – 2009 – Present
Taught seminars in all US States and 26 countries

Director of Training – 1999-2016
Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers
Duties: Coordinating 24 different psychology and social work internships and postdoctoral residencies in 20 Medical Centers in Northern California.
Director of Training – 1997-2006
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Vallejo, Dept. of Psychiatry
Duties: Coordinating an internship program and teaching weekly seminars.

Seminar Instructor – 1993-2004
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Vallejo, Dept. of Psychiatry
Duties: Teaching a weekly seminar in neuropsychological assessment and adult case conference.

Adjunct Research Professor – 1997-1998
California School of Professional Psychology/Alameda
Duties: Dissertation Chair for two doctoral students.

Consultant/Teacher – 1992
Vallejo Police Department
Duties: Taught a course on alcoholism and drug abuse to the entire police department (2 months).

College Instructor – 6/1998 – 8/1990
Napa Valley College
Duties: Taught classes on personality and adjustment, and developmental psychology.

Teaching Assistant – 9/1981 – 5/1983
University of New Mexico, Dept. of Counseling, Family Studies and Psychological Foundations
Duties: Taught counseling and supervised practicum.

Teaching Assistant – 9/1981 – 5/1983
University of New Mexico, Dept. of Counseling, Family Studies and Psychological Foundations
Duties: Taught counseling and supervised practicum.

Mental Health Work

Psychologist – 2006 – 2016
Dept. of Psychology, Kaiser Petaluma and San Rafael, 20 hours per week
Duties: Individual, group, family therapy, and chemical dependency counseling, coordinated the staff training program, and taught a seminar in psychological adjustment.

Chief Psychologist – 1995 – 2000
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Vallejo, Dept. of Psychiatry
Duties: Individual and group therapy, supervision of 35 psychologists, psych. assistants, served on the dept. management team and medical center committees, taught a course in psychology.

Psychologist – 1990 – 2006
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Vallejo, Dept. of Psychiatry
Duties: Individual, group and family therapy, chemical dependency counseling, coordinated the staff training program, and taught a seminar in psychological assessment.

Psychologist – 1/1989 – 10/1990
Solano County Mental Health Center, Fairfield-Vallejo, CA.
Duties: Individual, group and family therapy, psychological testing, and supervision of psychology interns.

Private Practice – 9/1989 – 10/1990
Napa, CA.
Duties: Individual and family therapy, psychological and neuropsychological assessment.

Director of Day Treatment – 7/1984 – 1/1989
Napa County Mental Health Center
Duties: Supervised three day treatment programs, individual, group and family therapy, psychological and neuropsychological assessment.

Clinical Supervisor – 8/1983 – 6/1984

Health Care Delivery Services, Fairfield, CA. (Pride House)
Duties: Supervision of individual, group and family therapy at a residential treatment program for severely disturbed adolescents.

Psychology Intern – 8/1981 – 8/1983
Bernalillo County Mental Health Center/University of New Mexico Dept. of Psychiatry
Duties: Individual, group and family therapy, case management, and psychological assessment.

Counselor/Researcher – 9/1980 – 6/1981
Pojoague Valley schools and Eight Northern Pueblos
Duties: Counseling Native American students.

Counselor – 9/1977 – 4/1980
Progress Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Duties: Individual and group counseling in a residential treatment program for adult mental health clients.

Psych. Child Care Worker – 2/1977 – 9/1977
Burt Center, San Francisco, CA.
Duties: Therapy and care for autistic children.

Interviewer – 9/1976 – 6/1977
Research Triangle Institute – site – San Francisco, CA.
Duties: Interviewing residents of housing projects to assess their attitudes.

Teacher – 1/1976 – 6/1976
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Flagstaff, AZ.
Duties: Tutoring Native American students.

Counselor/Teaching Assistant – 7/1975 – 1/1976
Northern Arizona University Counseling Center, Flagstaff, AZ.
Duties: Counseling and teaching psychology classes.

Community Organizer – 1/1975 – 6/1975
Virginia Community Development Organization, Petersburg, VA.
Duties: Organizing rural African Americans in counties in Virginia and North Carolina.

Education

9/1987 – 6/1988
Neuropsychology Training –
California School of Professional Psychology

1984
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Counseling Psychology
Focus: Clinical and Community Mental Health

1976
M.A., Northern Arizona University

1973
B.S., Northern Arizona University

Books

Mind-Brain-Gene (2019)
W.W.Norton & Company.

Brain2Brain (2015)
John Wiley and Sons Publishing.

The Brain Bible (2014)
McGraw-Hill Education.

Rewire Your Brain (2010)
John Wiley and Sons publishers.

Brain-Based Therapy – Adult (2008)
John Wiley and Sons publishers.

Brain-Based Therapy – Child (2008)
John Wiley and Sons publishers.

Heal your Anxiety Workbook (2009)
Boston: Fair Winds Press.

Heal your OCD Workbook (2009)
Boston: Fair Winds Press.

Overcoming PTSD (2008)
Boston: Fair Winds Press.

America’s Meltdown: Creating the Lowest Common Denominator Society (non-fiction) (2003)
Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT.

Surviving Job Stress (non-fiction/self-help) (2002)
Career Press.

Improving Your Memory for Dummies (non-fiction/self-help) (2002)
John Wiley and Sons Publishers.

Science, Theology and Consciousness (1998)
Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT.

Consciousness, Dreams and Self (1996)
Psychosocial Press: an Imprint of International Universities Press
Winner of the Choice–1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award