Alumna Thelma Freedman, Ph.D. '97, M.A. '87 Recently Passed
Thelma B. Freedman (1930-2011)
From her obituary:
Thelma B. Freedman, PhD., 81, of Beach Road, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011....Born in Oswego, on Jan. 28, 1930, she was the daughter of Dr. Howard and Thelma Hord Beach and was raised in Oneida in her youth. Thelma graduated from Drew Academy, received her bachelors degree from State University at New Paltz , and her masters and doctorate degrees from Saybrook University. Thelma married David C. Freedman in New York City on Jan. 5, 1957, and they resided in Monroe, N.Y. for many years, returning to this area in 1987.
Dr. Freedman was a psychologist and hypnotherapist in Orange County and later in Oneida and Fayetteville. She was past president and journal editor for the International Association for Regression Research and Therapy and had a great love for cats, classical music and reading mystery novels.
Dr. Freedman [was] an “old-timer” in past-life therapy. She joined
APRT (now IARRT) in 1982 and served on the Board of Directors as well as the
Research committee. She has been (at various times) Assistant Editor,
Associate Editor, and Editor of the Journal, and [was] a Contributing Editor.
She was a founding member of The International Board of Regression Therapy
(IBRT) and became President after the passing of Dr. Russell Davis in 1998;
she was also Secretary/Treasurer. Thelma practiced hypnotherapy and past-life
therapy in New York State for about 30 years. When things get stale she [wrote] poetry about PLT.