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Philip Friedman, Ph.D

Philip Friedman, Ph.D

By John Freedom, CEHP

Dr. Phil Friedman passed away Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Born October 4, 1941, he was the son of the late Leonard and Miriam (Solomon) Friedman, the loving husband of Teresa Molinaro-Friedman, and father of Matthew Friedman. Dr. Friedman received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1963 and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1968 in clinical psychology. From 1968-1969 he was a NIMH postdoctoral fellow at Temple University Medical School in the Department of Behavioral Science studying behavior therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy and multi-modal therapy. For many years he served as Director of Training in Marital and Family Therapy at Jefferson Medical School and Community Mental Health Center where he was also an Assistant Professor. For over 16 years he was an adjunct Assistant Professor at Hahnemahn University and Medical School in Philadelphia.

Throughout his life, Phil devoted his time and talents to the pursuit of helping others around him. He was deeply interested in spirituality as well as psychology, and spent many years actively involved in the “A Course in Miracles” community as well as the Siddha Yoga Meditation Center. Working as a clinical psychologist for many years, Philip was a member of both the American and the Pennsylvania Psychological Associations. He was also very involved in ACEP, and he was given ACEP’s Special Recognition Award in June 2023, which stated “The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology recognizes Philip Friedman for a lifetime of work developing methods for assessing health and promoting energy psychology.”

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