Jon Freda, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist (#PY4988 , FL)
8/2006 to Present: Acting and Presentation Coach
Executive Presentation Coach, Gurumaker.com; Coach one on one and conduct workshops on presentation skills for CEOs and senior executives.
Improv Coach at SAG-AFTRA Conservatory; Conduct acting workshops for performers, improvisational and role playing techniques to improve performance in film, TV and commercials.
1/1996 to 8/2006 Psychologist (#PY4988), Associate Director
Orlando Institute for Psychology & Education
1950 Lee Rd., Suite 219, Winter Park, FL 32789, tel/fax 407-628-0504
Conduct organizational and training workshops for management and executives in health care industry
Consult, develop, and conduct mental health services in skilled nursing, assisted living and rehabilitation facilities, and outpatient and inpatient services; geropsychology emphasis.
Conduct competency examinations and dementia assessments
PTSD, behavioral and drug related problems
Develop CEU and staff training in geriatric psychology and application of performing arts to mental health
Certified Clinical hypnotist
Hire, train, and supervise undergraduate, graduate students and professionals in the delivery of mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients/residents.
4/96 to 4/97 Clinical Psychologist (#PY4988), Consultant & Director of Psychological Services, Greenbrier Hospital, 7007 Grove Rd., Brooksville, FL 34609; tel (352) 596-4306
Conduct and supervise daily group therapy sessions for acute and chronic inpatients, dual-diagnosis and adult and geriatric patients, and partial hospitalization clients.
PTSD, behavioral and drug related problems, neuropsychology testing
Conduct in-service workshops, develop inpatient/partial hospitalization group programs, and conduct individual, family therapies and psychological assessments.
Hire and supervise licensed psychologists
10/93 to 1/96 Clinical Psychologist (License # PY4988), Group Practice
561 E. Horatio Ave., Maitland, FL 32751; tel: (407) 645-4410
Clinical practice, organizational consulting, and interaction with allied health professionals (i.e., RN, LPN, CNA, LMHC, OT, PT, and Speech Rehab professionals) in outpatient and institutionalized settings for an adult and geriatric population. Experience includes assessment, therapy, staff training and education, interdisciplinary team participation in nursing homes, ACLFs, independent living facilities, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, geriatric day treatment and partial programs, and outpatient settings.
Develop, Conduct, Supervise Linkage, Masters and Continuity In-House programs and Family Support Groups to manage mental health of demented and non-demented elderly. These programs help to meet OBRA guidelines concerning psychosocial interventions, and to maintain superior rating status of a skilled nursing facility.
Developed twelve hour CEU program for interdisciplinary health team members to coordinate mental health with functional concerns (e.g., rehab attendance and progress, environmental and behavioral management) of geriatric clients. In the process of developing 15 hour curriculum for allied health professionals to understand and appreciate the psychosocial concerns of the elderly as they transition from independence to dependence.
Developed a “Social Village” model to incorporate not only medical but allied health concerns of the elderly. Developed cross-cultural contacts with Dr. Lazzari, Chair of Gerontology and Allied Health (Psychology, and Medical Allied Professions) of the University of Rome, Rome, Italy, in exploring similarities and differences of the elderly between our cultures.
Outpatient therapy for PTSD, behavioral and drug problems, neuropsychology testing
Developed, and taught as an adjunct professor M.S. graduate students in LMHC program in the areas of ethics, abnormal psychology and personality. Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students in geriatric settings.
Supervision of mental health professionals for clinical, vocational, educational and forensic assessment of child and adolescent clients in psychiatric, outpatient and forensic settings.
4/93 to 10/93 Psychological Resident, Associates in Geriatric Psychology
Lake Ebby Center, 11875 High Tech. Ave., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32817
Diagnostic interviews, psychological/neuropsychological testing, individual and group therapy, for geriatric residents in nursing homes and ACLFs.
In-service training and program development with an interdisciplinary team emphasis for staff in nursing homes and ACLFs.
8/92 to 4/93 Psychological Resident, Colonial Clinic
1155 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 1139, Bldg. 3, Winter Park, FL 32792
Clinical Interviews, psychological/neuropsychological testing, individual and group therapy, staff training, marital therapy and relaxation techniques
Worked with child, adolescent, adult and geriatric clients as inpatients, outpatients, and in nursing homes.
Behavioral therapy for PTSD, dual diagnosis and geropsychology emphases
9/91 to 8/92 Psychological Intern, APA-approved Geriatric Internship
VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL 32608
Clinical rotations in psychological/neuropsychological testing, geriatric therapy and assessments; clinical interviews, individual, group and marital therapy. Settings included outpatient clinic, psychiatric inpatient ward and chemical dependency units; hospital consults and nursing home.
Geropsychology PTSD, chemical dependency, neuropsychology specialties
Internship involved in-service/staff training, rounds with geriatric psychiatrist, supervision by four licensed psychologists, served as member of interdisciplinary team with nurses, Speech, OT and PT rehab professionals, attendance at seminars and conferences.
4/91 to 8/91 Clinical Psychology Practicum, University Behavioral Center
2500 Discovery Dr., Orlando, FL 32826
Psychological/neuropsychological testing and therapy with child, adolescent, adult and elderly inpatients in psychiatric and partial-program settings.
9/90 to 4/91 Postdoctoral Student, APA-approved Postdoctoral Certification Program in Clinical Psychology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9B 3P4
Adjunct instructor for general psychology courses for undergraduates.
Graduate courses in ethics, assessment, psychotherapy. Formal, supervised training in
psychoanalytic psychotherapy for the adult and geriatric client.
1/83 to 8/90 Psychology Professor, Seminole Community College, Sanford, FL 32771
Develop and teach abnormal, general, industrial/organizational, developmental, and educational psychology courses to undergraduates. Served on Staff Development committee.
Designed, managed and supervised computer-based biofeedback and simulations lab for teaching stress management/relaxation techniques and experimental research skills.
Developed and teach psychology course in distance learning program for the college.
Worked with cross-disciplines in theatre arts to apply psychological principles in drama.
6/80 to 1/83 Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Training Analysis & Evaluation Group, Naval Training Center, Orlando, FL 32813
Develop and conduct workshops to upper and mid-level managers for organizational effectiveness and training.
Designed, supervised, and conducted multivariate study on student ability, method of instruction, content of learning, educational achievement, and job performance appraisal.
Evaluated cost-effectiveness of training systems, conducted organizational climate surveys, and developed career development standards for managers.
12/79 to 6/80 Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 5001 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22333
Developed a systems model and research proposals for allocating human resources in technical systems, matching ability levels with training tasks, and projecting manpower requirements and availability.
10/79 to 12/79 Staff Psychologist, Northern Virginia Training Center for the Mentally Retarded, 9901 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA
Supervised clinical practicum of 500 hours that included assessment, behavior therapy, counseling and staff training programs for managing 120 adolescent, adult and elderly residents with MR and psychiatric diagnoses. Employed an educational/training model for teaching adaptive skills.
9/78 to 10/79 Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 5001 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22333
Developed a systems model and conducted research on transfer of technology from research and development community to the field user. Also developed a systems model for maintaining psychological fidelity of an occupational context within a training simulator context.
9/76 to 8/78 NIMH Predoctoral Research Fellow, State University of New York-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13901
Designed and conducted research on auditory perception and short-term memory, anxiolytic properties of pentobarbital on lithium-induced taste aversions, circadian influences as state-dependent memories, and context effects on short-term memories.
1/74 to 8/76 Graduate Research Assistant, Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23508
Conducted research on the effects of amnestic suggestions given during hypnosis, sleep and dreaming; on the reliability of learned helplessness model, context effects on learning taste aversions, and on the relationship between androgyny and sex-role stereotyping.
9/71 to 1/74 Naval Officer, United States Navy, Norfolk, VA
Served as the Electronics Materiel Officer aboard USS El Paso (LKA-117) and managed electronics technicians. Certified as Officer of the Deck for Inland and International Waters.
Received Honorable Discharge from Naval Reserve as LT in 1980; reserve commitment no longer required.
Professional License: Licensed Psychologist, Florida, PY4988.
University of Windsor, Ontario, Ph.D. 10/92, Clinical Psychology
State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, Ph.D. 8/78 ,I/O and Experimental Psychology
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, M.S. 8/76, Experimental Psychology
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, B.A. 6/71, Psychology
ACADEMIC & RESEARCH ARTICLES by Jon Freda