Advisory Board

Dr. Arthur Freeman

Program Director, Clinical Psychology Training Program and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dr. Freeman has developed a model of Prescriptive Executive Coaching as a cognitive-behavioral, practical, competency-based, and action oriented approach for helping leaders at every level of management to have greater success and a more positive impact on their work, on those with whom they work, and on their personal lives. Dr. Freeman has served in professional organizations as the president of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, and vice-president of the American Board of Behavioral Psychology. In addition to more than 60 book chapters, reviews and journal articles, Dr. Freeman has published more than 63 professional books. Some of the most popular books in the field are (1) Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Overcoming Mistakes and Missed Opportunities and (2) The Ten Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make, and How to Overcome Them. Dr. Freeman has been a visiting professor at Universities of Umea and Gothenburg (Sweden), the University of Catania (Italy), Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), the Shanghai Second Medical University (China), and the Warsaw Medical University (Poland). He has lectured in 35 countries over the past 25 years. He also serves on the editorial boards of several national and international journals.



Dr. Daniel David

“Aaron T. Beck” Professor at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
Adjunct Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA

Dr. Daniel David is the director of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health. He is also an adjunct professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of Research at the Albert Ellis Institute. Dr. Daniel David is an expert in evidence-based assessment and psychological interventions - including virtual reality assessment/therapy and robotherapy - cognitive science, cognitive-behavioral interventions, clinical trials research. He is certified as supervisor in cognitive-behavioral interventions by: (1) the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, USA and (2) the Albert Ellis Institute, USA. He edited and published the first Romanian book/manual on cognitive-behavioral coaching, together with other Romanian and foreign experts in the field.




Dr. Dominic DiMattia

Professor Emeritus, University of Bridgeport, USA                                                                                                                 


Dr. DiMattia is currently Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Human Resources at the University of Bridgeport and a Human Relations Consultant. He was previously Executive Director and Senior Staff Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute, vice-president of Human Resources for the Fireman Group in New York. Dr. DiMattia has authored books, written numerous journal articles, and conducted numerous workshops and seminars in life coaching and corporate coaching, based on the cognitive-behavior theory. He has written the first book on cognitive-behavioral coaching, from the perspective of Rational Emotive Behavior theory, Rational Effectiveness Training: Increasing Personal Productivity at Work. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and has presented papers, lectures, and workshops in Australia, the United States, and Europe.



Dr. Raymond DiGiuseppe

Chairperson and Professor, St. John’s University New York
Director of Clinical Services and Professional Training, Albert Ellis Institute, USA

Dr. DiGiuseppe is currently president of the APA’s Division of Psychotherapy, director of Clinical Services and Professional Training at the Albert Ellis Institute, New-York, USA and is the immediate past-president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. DiGiuseppe has contributed to the scientific and clinical literature with six books, more than ninety chapters and articles, and more than a hundred conference presentations. His interests are focused on clinical aspects of anger, on which he lectures widely, and parental coaching interventions. Dr. DiGiuseppe has studied anger problems and has developed standards for identifying anger disorders and the Anger Disorders Scale. He has also published on the development of the theory, practice, and research of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapies and their application to children, adolescents, and families (e.g. parenting, parent coaching).


Dr. Suzy Fox

Associate Professor and Chair Department of Human Resources and Employment Relations
School of Business Administration, Loyola University Chicago, USA

  Dr. Fox is associate professor at the Department of Human Resources and Employment Relations School of Business Administration, Loyola University Chicago. She has received the Ph.D. in I/O Psychology and an MBA (Focus: Management and Organizational Behavior) from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Her primary research interests center around the well-being of employees in the workplace, emotions in the workplace, job stress, counterproductive work behavior, and bullying. Dr. Fox is Associate Editor for the journal Human Relations, Tavistock Institute, London, England. Dr. Fox has published extensively in various international journals in the field (Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Dynamics, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal of Kent Law School). Dr. Fox has further coauthored a book with Paul Spector, Counterproductive Work Behavior: Investigations of Actors and Targets. Her new book, From Polar Winds to Tropical Breezes: Successful Professional Women of the Americas. She has been awarded a 2003 with the Loyola University Summer Award for the Successful Women Worldwide research project and in 2006 with Summer Stipend for a new study of stress, burnout and productivity of academic faculty.

Dr. Windy Dryden

Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK 

Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT. He has published over 185 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He is currently Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London and has written the first books on Rational Emotive Behavioral Coaching.