John Arden, Ph.D., is the author of 13 books including The Brain Bible (McGraw-Hill, 2014) and Rewire Your Brain (Wiley, 2010). Dr. Arden is lead author along with Lloyd Linford of the books Brain-Based Therapy with Adults (Wiley, 2008) and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents (Wiley, 2008).  His first book, Consciousness, Dreams, and Self (Psychosocial Pr, 1996), was awarded the 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice, a publication of the American Library Association. An international panel of jurists nominated his second book, Science, Theology, and Consciousness (Praeger, 1998), for the CTS award funded by the Templeton Foundation. His book America’s Meltdowns: Creating the Lowest Common Denominator Society (Praeger, 2003) explored the degradation of the fabric of American society.


His self-help books are Brain Based Therapy for OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients (PESI, 2014), Surviving Job Stress (Career Press, 2005), Improving Your Memory for Dummies (Wiley, India, 2016), Stop Spoiling that Man (Adams, Media, 2007), Conquering Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (with Dr. Victoria Beckner) (Fair Winds Press, 2008), Heal Your Anxiety Workbook (Fair Winds Pres, 2009) and Heal Your OCD Workbook (with Dr. Daniel DalCorso) (Fair Winds Press, 2009), Rewire Your Brain (Wiley, 2010) and Brain-Based Therapy for Anxiety: A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients (PESI, 2014).


Dr. Arden has a background in neuropsychology and is the director of training for mental health for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Northern California. In this capacity, he oversees one of the largest mental health training programs in the world, operating in 22 different medical centers throughout Northern California. He also practices part-time at Kaiser Permanente in Petaluma and San Rafael, and he served for several years as the chief psychologist at Kaiser Vallejo. He has taught in colleges, professional schools and universities.