Sharon Freeman Clevenger, MSN, MA, PMHCNS-BC, CARN, AP is the founder, psychiatric nurse practitioner, and senior clinical supervisor of the Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has national certification as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with prescriptive authority, as well as senior level international certification as an Advanced Practice Certified Addiction Nurse through the International Society of Nurses on Addictions. Sharon is former president of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.
Sharon has lectured to professional and military/law enforcement audiences worldwide. She has authored more than 50 chapters and articles and has been a guest expert on the TV show, The Doctors. She is the co-editor for both the therapist manual and patient handbook of Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Behavior Approach (Oxford University Press, 2009), senior editor and author of Living and surviving in Harm’s Way: The Psychological Treatment Manual for Pre-and-Post-Deployment of Military Members (Routledge, 2008), Behind the Badge: A Psychological Treatment Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers (Routledge, 2008), Behind the Badge: A Psychological Treatment Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers (Routledge, 2014), and senior editor and author of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Nursing Practice (Springer Publishers, 2005).
Sharon has a Master’s degree in Advance Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She is a Doctor of Science candidate in Integrative Healthcare at Huntington University of Health Sciences in Knoxville, TN.
Financial: Sharon Freeman Clevenger is the founder and executive director of Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and has an employment relationship with Purdue University Fort Wayne. She receives royalties as a published author. Sharon Freeman Clevenger receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Sharon Freeman Clevenger serves on the board of directors for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program and The Recovery Center of Fort Wayne, IN. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Indiana Nurses Association, and the International Society of Addiction Nursing.