Nomination Form for Distinguished Fellowship


Name:  Jerald                                                                                                                         Grobman        

FIRST        MIDDLE        LAST

Address:_ 1044 Madison Ave # 5 F                         New York                                               NY                                              10075        

STREET        CITY        STATE        ZIP CODE

Phone:_212 249 7351        Birthplace & DOB:_Phila  Pa  6/18/43 _        

Email:  redacted@redacted        


Education Institution




Temple University

9/60 – 6/64

 entered medical schoolwithout without degree

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine

7/64 – 6/68



Albert Einstein Medical Center Phila PA

7/68 -6/69

Psychiatry Residency

Tufts-New England Medical Center

6/69 -6/72

Fellowship (e.g. Child/Adolescent, Forensics, Geriatric, Psychosomatic Medicine, etc.)

Additional (including psychoanalytic)

Please list 3 Distinguished Fellows/Distinguished Life Fellows whom you have requested to write the District Branch supporting

your nomination. Additional letters from non- Distinguished Fellows/Distinguished Life Fellows and/or non-psychiatrists are encouraged as well. All persons should be familiar with your current and past professional standing and contributions and should elaborate on items 1 through 10 on pp 2-3 of this form.


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Please document all information within the respective sections noted below. Boxes may be expanded to accommodate written information. Please DO NOT attach curriculum vitae.

NAME:  Jerald Grobman M.D.        


1.        Board  Certification(s):

ABPN: General (date):  1985          Child (date):  _        

Equivalent:                Date: _         Other:                Date: _        

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2.        Involvement in the work of the district branch, chapter, and state association activities :

For each position, include organization name, position/duty, dates and description of role/responsibilities.

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3.        Involvement in other components and activities of APA:

For each position, include organization name, position/duty, dates and description of role/responsibilities.


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4.   Involvement in other medical and professional organizations:

For each position, include organization name, position/duty, dates, description of role/responsibilities and time commitment


Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

Member of the SENG Professional Advisory Committee

Received SENG SERVICE AWARD in 2013

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5.        Participation in non-compensated mental health and medical activities of social significance :

For each position, include organization name, position/duty, dates, description of role/responsibilities and time commitment.

For the past 16 years my participation in this area has been in the form or education and consultation focused on the emotional needs of the gifted(high IQ, high ability , high potential ) individuals. The primary venue for this contribution has been through the organization SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Their mission is to provide information to parents, teachers, counselors and gifted individuals themselves about all aspects of giftedness—the nature of giftedness and the emotional and educational  needs of gifted individuals as well as how to teach and parent a gifted young people. The organization does this through their website, webinars and yearly 3day conferences.

After my first 1 ½ hour presentation (a psychiatric perspective on underachievement in profoundly gifted adolescents and young adults) at the 2003 conference in Oakland Calif., I was asked to submit my work for publication (see below) to become a member of the SENG professional advisory committee ( approx. 2 hours/year) and to become a regular presenter and informal presence/resource at yearly conferences to provide a psychiatric perspective for educators parents and therapists and counselors re: the deeper psychology of gifted individuals, how to understand their personalities, manage their emotional needs and treat their  psychiatric symptoms and problems.


Since 2003 I have attended 10 of these 3 day conferences in various parts of the country. At each one I have given one sometimes two 90 minute lecture/workshops for parents, educators and counselors and have provided informal discussion and consultation for attendees. The topics have included understanding, assessing and treating underachievement, self -destructive behavior, emotional volatility, bipolar disorders, depression, narcissistic personality disorders and adhd among others in gifted individuals. At many of these conferences I have conducted 3 hour American Psychological Assn. approved continuing education seminars – on occasion 6 hour seminars – for psychologists , social workers, counselors, occupational therapists and others who work therapeutically with gifted individuals. The content focused on understanding the unique nature of a gifted endowment, the inner psychological dynamics and conflicts of gifted individuals, techniques for a comprehensive assessment, formulation and treatment of the psychological and psychiatric problems of gifted individuals, techniques for building  a therapeutic alliance and how to avoid misdiagnosis. At the 2013 SENG conference I filmed- at my own expense - a 4 hour lecture/workshop on the “gifted/learning disability (twice exceptional) syndrome” and provided this as a resource  for the SENG website. It was at the 2013 conference I received the SENG service award. In 2009 I conducted a SENG 2 hour webinar on the assessment and treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety states in gifted individuals.

OTHER VENUES : In the past - essentially covering the same material in the same 1 1/2 hour lecture/workshop format -I have presented at conferences for the Nassau Community College, Agate ( New York association for advocacy in gifted education), College of New Rochelle, The Wallace  Research Symposium for gifted and talented (University of Iowa) the National Association of Gifted Children.

OTHER SERVICES: Continuous membership on the SENG professional advisory committee approx. 2 hours / year.  

Since 2003 I have provided- free of charge -brief telephone consultation for those interested in information/resources about  giftedness. Approx.1 hour /week for 16 years. I have also developed an information website which covers many aspects of giftedness

THE GOAL of my website, teaching and consultation in the arena of giftedness has been to provide a psychiatric/psychodynamic perspective to parents of gifted individuals, gifted individuals, psychologists , counselors, educators and teachers so that gifted individuals’ education can be more productive, misdiagnosis can be avoided, and therapeutic interventions more successful. Gifted individuals often feel misunderstood especially by teachers and therapists who they feel “don’t get” them. As a consequence, gifted individuals often drop out of school, abandon efforts to get relief from their psychological/psychiatric problems and instead choose to lead marginal unproductive lives.

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6.   Participation in non-medical, non-income-producing community activities:

For each position, include organization name, position/duty, dates, description of role/responsibilities and time commitment.


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7.        Clinical contributions :

For each position, include organization name, position/duty, dates and description of role/responsibilities.

Private Office Practice (1980-present)

Psychotherapy with adolescents, adults, and couples, specializing in work with gifted individuals. 30 hours /week for 36 years

Hospital Based Individual Psychiatric Assessment of Adults Pre and Post Open Heart Surgery. (1980-1985)

During this time I was also the psychiatric consultant to the Lenox Hill Hospital Open Heart Nursing and Surgical Team. 5 hours/week for approx. 5 years.

Faculty Office Practice, Tufts Department of Psychiatry (1972-1980)

Psychotherapy with adult individual, couples group therapy of adult individuals. 20 hours/week

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8.   Administrative contributions:

For each position, include organization name, position/duty, dates and description of role/responsibilities.

Director of Group Psychotherapy Training in the Tufts Department of Psychiatry (1978-1980)

Developed and organized a group psychotherapy training program for psychiatric residents, social workers and nurses This involved organizing venues for group therapy to take place and providing supervision as well as academic readings. 3 hours/week

Chief Psychiatrist (1972-1978)

Developed and ran a mental health clinic at the South Boston Mass. Municipal court and consulted to Judges, probation officers and police detectives This also included psychotherapy of individuals. 2 hours/week

Chief Psychiatrist at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center Dorchester Mass. (1972-1978)

The mission was to develop from scratch a full service community based mental health clinic located in the Tufts-New England Medical Center’s catchment area. This involved providing the guidelines for an administrative infrastructure and bringing on psychiatric residents for service and supervising them. 10 hours/week

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9.   Teaching contributions:

For each position, include organization name, position/duty, dates and description of role/responsibilities.

Attending Active (voluntary) Staff Psychiatrist Lenox Hill Hospital New York City (1980-present)

Supervision of 3 psychology interns on their individual psychotherapy of patients in outpatient clinic. 3 hours/week for 36 years.

Annual teaching seminar on psychodynamic case formulation and proper techniques for case presentation.

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Tufts University School of Medicine Department of  Psychiatry (1978-1980)

Supervision of Psychiatric residents, social workers and nurses on their individual psychotherapy of outpatient clinic patients as well as supervision of this same group on their group psychotherapy of patients in inpatient, outpatient and community mental health settings. 10-15 hours/week.

American Group Psychotherapy Association : Group therapy training instructor : lead 2 different weekend all day training groups

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry (1972-1978)

Supervision of psychiatric residents, medical students and psychiatric social workers on their individual and couples and group psychotherapy of outpatient clinic patients.10 hours/week.

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10. Scientific and scholarly publications:

Number of articles in peer reviewed journals: 5

Number of articles as first author: 4

Number of book chapters and/or books published: books 1, book chapters 3

List of publications (please detail):

Grobman, J.,(2009) Psychotherapy in Encyclopedia of Giftedness , Creativity and Talent ed. Kerr, B. Sage Publications

Grobman, J.,(2009) A Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Approach to the Emotional Problems of Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Adolescents and Adults: A Psychiatrist’s Experience Journal for the Education of the Gifted 33(1) 106-125.

Grobman, J.,(2006) Underachievement in Exceptionally Gifted  Adolescents and Young Adults: A Psychiatrist’s View. Journal of Secondary Gifted Education 17 #4,199-210

Grobman, J., and  Wallsh, E. (1986) Specialized Psychiatric Services to the Cardiac Surgery Service In The Providers Guide to Hospital-based Psychiatric Services Ed. Collins, A.H., Krauss , H.H. Aspen, Rockville, MD

Collins, A.H. and Grobman, J.,(1983) Group Methods in the General Hospital Setting. In Comprehensive Group Psychotherapy Williams and Wilkins Baltimore, M d

Grobman, J.,(1981) Group Psychotherapy for Students and Teachers 1946-1979 A Selected Bibliography Garland Publishing, NY Reissued by Routledge NY

Grobman, J.,(1980) The Borderline Patient in Group Psychotherapy : A Case Report. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy 30 : 299-318

Grobman, J., (1978) Achieving Cohesiveness in Therapy  Groups of Chronically Disturbed Patients. Group 2 : 141-148

Morrison, A. P. Shore, M. F., Grobman, J.,(1973) On the Stresses of Community Psychiatry and Helping Residents Survive Them. American Journal of Psychiatry

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Revised 2016