BS, MS, PhD
Research Clinical Psychologist
I received my PhD in clinical psychology from Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. I completed my clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System in Boston, Massachusetts, where I worked with veterans from all eras with a range of clinical presentations and diagnoses.
My research and clinical focus is on developing and implementing effective, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapies for patients with psychosis, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. In particular, I am interested in using virtual reality (VR) to automate the provision of CBT and enable access to effective therapies for many more people.
I have served as a trial coordinator and trial therapist for several RCTs testing VR and face to face cognitive interventions for people with persecutory delusions and agoraphobic avoidance. These projects have included collaborations with multiple NHS Trusts.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist.
A Randomised Controlled Trial of Automated VR Therapy to Improve Positive Self-Beliefs and Psychological Wellbeing in Young People Diagnosed with Psychosis: Study Protocol for the Phoenix VR Self-Confidence Therapy Trial
FREEMAN D., (2023), BMJ Open
Automated VR therapy for improving positive self-beliefs and psychological well-being in young patients with psychosis: a proof of concept evaluation of Phoenix VR self-confidence therapy.
Freeman D. et al, (2023), Behav Cogn Psychother, 1 - 11
AN EARLY CLINICAL PHASE COMPARISON OF AN AUTOMATED VR COGNITIVE THERAPY WITH VR MENTAL RELAXATION THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF PERSISTENT PERSECUTORY DELUSIONS IN PATIENTS DIAGNOSED WITH PSYCHOSIS (THRIVE): A PARALLEL GROUP, SINGLE-BLIND, RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL IN ENGLAND WITH MEDIATION ANALYSES.
FREEMAN D., (2023), Lancet Psychiatry
The Oxford Positive Self Scale: psychometric development of an assessment of cognitions associated with psychological well-being.
Freeman D. et al, (2023), Psychol Med, 1 - 9
The Oxford Positive Self Scale: psychometric development of an assessment of cognitions associated with psychological well-being
FREEMAN D. et al, (2023), Psychological Medicine