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 and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents. His first book, Consciousness, Dreams, and Self, 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, for the CTS award funded by the Templeton Foundation. His book America’s Meltdowns: Creating the Lowest Common Denominator Society explored the degradation of the fabric of American society.


His eight self-help books are Surviving Job Stress, Improving Your Memory for Dummies, Stop Spoiling that Man, Conquering Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (with Dr. Victoria Beckner), Heal Your Anxiety Workbook and Heal Your OCD Workbook (with Dr. Daniel DalCorso), Rewire Your Brain (Wiley 2010) and Brain-Based Therapy for Anxiety (PPM 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.