Kimberly Freeman, PhD

Executive Associate Chair, Social Work and Social Ecology
Professor, Social Work and Social Ecology
Director, Master of Social Work (MSW), Criminal Justice MS, Gerontology MS Programs, and Play Therapy Certificate

Contact Information

Email kfreeman@llu.edu
Phone 909-379-7589
Fax 909-379-7594

Department of Social Work and Social Ecology, Office 201A
Loma Linda University
1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA  92408

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology - Loma Linda University, 1999
  • Master of Social Work - Loma Linda University, 2004
  • Trauma Resiliency Model - Certified Trainer
  • Community Resiliency Model - Certified Trainer

Areas of Specialization

  • Child mental health
  • Child trauma
  • Adolescent self-harm

Professional Memberships and Licenses

  • Licensed Psychologist - State of California, 2001
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Association for Play Therapy

Recent Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Smith, A., Freeman, K., Montgomery, S., Vermeersch, D., & James, S. (2018). Executive functioning outcomes among adolescents receiving dialectical behavior therapy. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 32., DOI 10.1007/s10560-018-0578-9.

Presentations

  • Arechiga, A., Freeman, K., Buckles, B., & Montgomery, S. (2020, October). Effectiveness and Sustainability of a Community-Based Mental Health Wellness Program in Sierra Leone. Paper presented at the meeting of the Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Baek, K., Freeman, K., Truong, S., & Montgomery, S. (2020, October). Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Community Resiliency Model Intervention on Veterans. Paper presented at the meeting of the Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Freeman, K., Baek, K., & Montgomery, S. (2020, October). Evaluation of the Community Resiliency Training Innovation Project in San Bernardino County. Paper presented at the meeting of the Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Pasca, I., Freeman, K., Baek, K., Lister, Z., Ngo, M., Chia, D., Montgomery, S. (2020, October). Implementation of a Wellness Program within A Large Healthcare Facility. Paper presented at the meeting of the Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Chia, D., Truong, S., Montgomery, S., Baek, K., Freeman, K., Lister, Z. (2020, August). Effect of low-dose wellness interventions on burnout for healthcare professionals in clinical settings. Poster presented at the meeting of the 128th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, D. C. 
  • Truong, S., Baek, K., Freeman, K., Huelett, B., Ngo, M., Montgomery, S. (2020, August). Analyzing the impact of a low-dosage intervention for PTSD symptoms among healthcare professionals. Poster presented at the meeting of the 128th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, D. C. 
  • Buckles, B., Freeman, K. (2019, May). Increasing human capital through social justice: Advances in global mental health education and practice. Poster presented at the annual Global Awareness Society International (GASI) conference, Marrakech, Morocco.
  • Gaede, D., Arechiga, A., Buckles, B., Freeman, K., Montgomery S., Acosta, E., & Turay, P.  (2017, November). Expanding post-Ebola resiliency and recovery through faith communities. Poster presented at the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Gaede, D., Buckles, B., Freeman, K., & Arechiga, A. (2017, November). Community resiliency skills dissemination: Delivery of effective community-based mental health services. Paper presented at the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Villalpando, L., Alido, A., Mendez. A., Bryan, C., Montgomery, S., Ballinger, R., & Freeman, K. (2017, November). Predictors of DBT-A treatment completion among self-harming adolescents. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California. 
  • Herman, S., Freeman, K., Distelberg, B., & James, S. (2016, October). Changes in clinical functioning among adolescents who self-harm with and without a history of psychiatric hospitalization. Paper to be presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, New York.
  • Herman, S., Freeman, K., Distelberg, B., Mayo, D., & James, S. (2016, September). Gender differences in treatment outcomes using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to treat self-harming adolescents. Poster to be presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.

Community Engagement

  • Loma Linda University International Behavioral Health Trauma Team (2004-present)
  • San Bernardino County ACEs Steering Committee, Member (2016-present)
  • National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, National Trainer and Child Development Committee Member (2003-2010)
  • California Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, Trainer and Task-Force Member (2003-2010)
  • Substance Abuse Strategic Planning Council of San Bernardino County, Member (2004-2008)
  • Hospice of the Valleys, Executive Board Member/Secretary and Board Member (2003-2005)