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Jerome S. Blackman

MD

Jerome S. Blackman

Current Faculty Appointments

PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk.
PSYCHIATRY RESIDENCY FACULTY, Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia.
TRAINING & SUPERVISING ANALYST, Contemporary (NY) Freudian Society, Washington, D.C.
DIRECTOR, 3RD YEAR CLASS, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance, Dynamic Psychotherapy Training Program – Beijing, Shanghai, & Wuhan, China.

Honors and Awards

  • JEROME S. BLACKMAN, M.D. TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • Naval Medical Center – Portsmouth, VA.   Established 1992 by Psychiatry Faculty and Residents.  Given yearly to a faculty member for outstanding teaching.
  • EDITH  SABSHIN TEACHING AWARD, AMERICAN PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION, DECEMBER 2000.
  • HENRY P. AND PAGE LAUGHLIN DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD, American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians, September 2010.
  • TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, 2011, 2005, 2001, 1998, 1993, 1992, 1990,  
  • 1994   SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.
  • 1991  TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry.
  • 1986   CLINICAL FACULTY AWARD (FOR TEACHING) Tulane Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.
  • Distinguished  Fellow   American Psychiatric Association, 2009.
  • Fellow     American College of Psychoanalysts  (National Honorary), 2006.
  • Fellow     International Psychoanalytical Association, 2004.
  • Fellow     American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 1987.
  • Fellow     American Psychiatric Association, 1986.

Publications

Books

  • (2002) DCM: Diagnostic & Clinical Manual of Disturbances in Mental Functioning. Norfolk, Virginia:  Colley Press.
  • (2003) 101 Defenses: How the Mind Shields Itself. New York: Brunner-Routledge
  • (2010)  Get the Diagnosis Right: Assessment and Treatment Selection for Mental Disorders. New York: Routledge.
  • (2011) 101 Defenses: How the Mind Shields Itself  translated into Chinese by Theophilus Kok.  Shanghai:  East China Normal University Press.
  • (2011) 101 Aparari: Cum se autoprotejeaza mintea. (101 Defenses: How the Mind Shields Itself  translated into Romanian by Iuliana Diaconu.)  Bucharest:  Editura Trei.
  • (September 2012) The Therapist’s Answer Book: Solutions to 101 Tricky Problems in Psychotherapy. New York: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • (2011)  Separation, Sex, Superego, and Skype.  In:  The Electrified Mind:  Development, Psychopathology, and Treatment in the Era of Cell Phones and the Internet. Ed:  S. Akhtar. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson. 
  • (2001) On Childless Stepparents. In: Stepparenting: Creating and Recreating Families in America Today. Eds: Cath, S. & Shopper, M. Hillsdale, New Jersey: The Analytic Press, pp. 168-182.
  • (2002) Shift from Homosexual to Heterosexual Orientation during the Termination Phase of Psychoanalysis. In: Objects of Desire: The Sexual Deviations, Eds. K. Gould, M.D., S. Kramer, M.D., A. Freedman, M.D. & C. Socarides, M.D. Madison, Connecticut: Internationa Universities Press.
  • (1991) Instinctualization of Ego Functions and Ego Defects in Male Homosexuals: Implications for Psychoanalytic Treatment. In: The Homosexualities & the Therapeutic Process. Eds:  Volkan, V. & Socarides, C. Madison, CT: International Universities Press.

Journal Articles

  • (2011) Defense mechanisms in the 21st century. Synergy 16:1-7. Kingston, Ontario: Queen’s University Medical School Department of Psychiatry.
  • (2003) Dynamic supervision concerning a patient's request for medication. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 72:469-476.
  • (2000) Bizet’s Carmen on the couch. Virginia Opera Voice. Fall 2000.
  • (1997) Teaching psychodynamic technique during an observed analytic psychotherapy interview. Academic Psychiatry 35:148-154.
  • (1994) Psychodynamic techniques during urgent consultation interviews. Journal of Psychotherapy Practice & Research 3: 194-203.
  • (1991) Intellectual dysfunction in abused children. Academy Forum 35:7-10.
  • (1987) Character traits underlying self-neglect and their connection with heart disease. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society 139(2): 31-34.

Reviewer of Books

  • Routledge Publisher, Division of Taylor and Francis, New York, 2004-Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Therapy, 2011-

National and International Certifications

Psychoanalysis
Board on Professional Standards, American Psychoanalytic Association, 1995.
New Orleans Institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1984.
New York (Contemporary) Freudian Society - International Psychoanalytical Association, 1994.

Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, 1980:  No. 20277.

Medicine
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1972: No. 120380.
Federal Licensing Examination, 1971.

Professional Organizations

American College of Psychoanalysts, 2006-
President Elect, 2012-
Chair, Honors Committee, 2009-
Secretary-General, 2007-2009
   
China American Psychoanalytic Allia, 2007-
Director, Advanced Course in Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique, 2010-2012.
Board of Directors, 2008-2010.
Chair, Curriculum Committee, 2009.
Admissions Committee, 2010-
Instructor (through videoconferencing), Shanghai Mental Health Center and Beijing University,

Analytic Theory, Technique, and Child Development, 2008-11.
   
Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, 1987-
President, 1994-1996; 2012-2014
Chair, Membership Committee, 1996-2006.
President-Elect, 2010-2012.

Tidewater Academy of Psychiatry 1987-
President, 1991-1992
Vice-president, 2010-

American Psychoanalytic Association, 1975-
Committee on Psychiatry Residency Education, 2009-11

Virginia Beach Medical Society, 1986-
Medical-Legal Liaison Committee, 1989-

Psychoanalysts of Hampton Roads (Virginia), 2007-
Charter Member & Secretary, 2007-  

Selected Scientific Presentations

International

  • Defenses in Life and Human Wisdom. 101 Study Group.  Hangzhou, China, June 2, 2012, with Professor Zeng.
  • Do’s and Don’t’s of Parenting During Different Developmental Stages. Fudan Medical School. Shanghai, China, May 29, 2012.
  • Course on 101 Defenses in Diagnosis and Treatment. Oriental Psychological Institute. Beijing, China, May 24-28, 2012
  • Multimodal Psychoanalytic Diagnosis. World Psychiatric Association. Florence, Italy. April 2009.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Shanghai Mental Health Center (Jiao Tong Medical School). Shanghai, China. March 2009, presented
  • Defenses:  Their Use in Diagnosis and Treatment; and Case Supervision. 
  • Visiting  Lecturer, Peking University Department of Psychology. Beijing, China. March 2009.presented
  • Why Men Have Extramarital Affairs.
  • Case Supervision; and Defenses: What are they, how do you find them, and what do you do with them?    
  • Visiting Lecturer, China-American Psychoanalytic Alliance Study Group. Beijing, China.March 2009.
  • Basic Psychoanalytic Concepts.  China American Psychoanalytic Alliance Once/week classes using videoconferencing simultaneously in Shanghai, Beijing, ns Wuhan.  2008-2011
  • Psychoanalytic Multisystem Diagnosis and Treatment Selection. Poster: International Psychoanalytical Association.  Berlin, Germany 2007.

National (United States)

  • The psychiatrist's role in adult day care. National Council on the Aging. San Francisco 1985.
  • Classical psychoanalysis:  treatment of choice for phobic neurosis. American Academy of Psychoanalysis, New Orleans 1985.
  • Homosexual conflict and treatment. American Psychoanalytic Association, NY 1990.
  • Homosexual conflict during the termination phase of analysis. American Psychoanalytic Association, NY 1995.
  • On loneliness. American Psychoanalytic Association, NY 2005.
  • Defense mechanisms:  their use in diagnosis, treatment, and suicide risk assessment. Grand Rounds, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY.  November 2006.
  • Psychiatric diagnosis using the Diagnostic and Clinical Manual (Blackman, 2002). Analytic Study Group, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY.  November 2006.
  • The first genital phase of development and its ramifications throughout life. Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute, Milwaukee. February 2007.
  • Defenses:  What are they, how do you find them, and what do you do with them? Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Buffalo, NY, March 2010.
  • Psychoanalytic Theories Versus Countertransference in Determining Treatment Selection: Medication, Dynamic Treatment, or Mixtures.  Thirteenth Annual Alice H. Kiessling Memorial Lecture, for the The American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians, Washington, D.C. Chapter and MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society.  Washington, D.C., September 26, 2010.
  • Neil Gaiman’s Coraline: A Wise Child. Presented at: The Wise Child: Conference on Children’s Literature, with Lois Lowry. University of Pennsylvania Department of English and Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Center. Philadelphia, PA. October 2, 2010.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Selection using Get the Diagnosis Right: Assessment and Treatment Selection for Mental Disorders. Presented at: Contemporary Freudian Society, Inaugural Lecture to Fellows and Faculty. Washington, D.C., May 2011.

State (Louisiana and Virginia)

  • Psychoanalysis of a patient with physical disability Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, 1988.
  • Masochism: redefinition and differential diagnosis based on psychoanalytic concepts Psychiatric Society of Virginia, Richmond, 1988.
  • Interpretation of oral regression as a diagnostic tool in the psychoanalytic treatment of hysteria. Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, 1990.
  • Theodore Roosevelt's blunder: animal fantasies as a regressive, maladaptive defense against depressive affect. Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, 1993.
  • Psychodynamic technique during consultation interviews. Medical College of Virginia, 1993.
  • Teaching dynamic psychotherapy technique during a "live" analytic psychotherapy interview. Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, 1996.
  • Graphic representations of psychoanalytic theory of use in teaching. Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, 2000.
  • Dynamic supervision in the time of Prozac:  a report of a good supervisory hour. Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, 2002.
  • Psychodynamic techniques in the initial interview. Sentara Mental Health Services. Newport News, VA.  2003.
  • Dreams from the standpoint of a psychoanalyst. Chesapeake Bay Sleep Society Annual Meeting, 2003.
  • Psychic trauma: damage vs. upset vs. faking.  Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Professionals Annual Meeting, Norfolk, 2004.
  • Mass psychosis: discussion of Dr. Messinger’s paper. Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Richmond, 2005.
  • Neurosis: pathology and analytic treatment.  With Sheldon Bach, Ph.D. Virginia Psychoanalytic Society Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, VA. April 2006.
  • PTSD vs. Malingering. Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Annual Meeting, 2007.
  • Psychoanalytic diagnosis and erotic transference. Richmond Psychiatric Society. November, 2008.
  • Balancing clinical judgment and countertransference in the prescription of psychotropic medication. Psychiatric Society of Virginia Annual Meeting. Roanoke, October 2009.
  • Why men have extramarital affairs. Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Richmond, September 2009.
  • PTSD and the psychiatrist. Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, April 2012.

Local

  • Trials, Triggers & Treatment:  The psychiatric problems of psoriasis patients. Tulane Medical Center Psoriasis Symposium, 1984.
  • Diagnosis of intellectual dysfunction in abused children. Eastern Virginia Medical School Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 1989
  • Neurosurgical and psychiatric management of a patient with congenital kyphoscoliosis, Von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis, acute spastic paraplegia and depression with psychotic elements. Virginia Beach General Hospital Grand  Rounds with Peter Klara, M.D., 1989.
  • “Crisis intervention psychoanalysis.” Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 1993.
  • Sexual harassment lawsuits: the role of the mental health practitioner. Eastern Virginia Medical School Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 2000.
  • Update on differential diagnosis and treatment of depressions. Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Department of Family Practice, 2002.
  • Why do men have extramarital affairs? Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, 2004.
  • Modern psychoanalytic approaches to dreams. Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Norfolk.  October 2004.
  • Selection of treatment for mental disturbances. Grand Rounds, Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake.  January 2005
  • Correlation of current psychoanalytic theories with DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. CME Presentation to Naval Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry Faculty, Portsmouth, Virginia. October 2005.
  • Talk therapies vs. medication for mental disturbances. Medical Staff Grand Rounds, Bayside General Hospital, Virginia Beach. December 2005.
  • Psychopathy in women. CME presentation to Faculty, Naval Medical Center Department of Psychiatry.  Portsmouth, Va.  May 2006.
  • Differential Diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, October 2006; and Grand Rounds, Sentara Bayside Hospital January 2007.
  • Dynamic techniques in suicide risk assessment:  beyond standard questions, demographics, and rating scales. Grand Rounds, Eastern Virginia Medical School Dept of Psychiatry. April 2007
  • The Effects of unresolved childhood and adolescent conflicts on adult psychopathology. With Janet N. Schiff. FIPA. Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, October 2007.
  • Masochism and self-destructive behavior. Grand Rounds, Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Psychiatry.  April 2008.
  • What is borderline personality and how is it treated? Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, May 2008.
  • The psychopath. Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, October 2008.
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder, its childhood origins, and its treatment. Sentara Bayside Hospital, February 2009.
  • Modern Psychoanalytic Technique. Grand Rounds, Sentara Bayside Hospital. September 2009.   
  • Enhanced Diagnosis and treatment planning using multimodal psychoanalytic concepts. Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds, October 2009. 
  • The Psychiatric Interview in Family Practice. Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Division of Family Practice. October 2009.
  • Technical Problems in the treatment of intelligent, professionally successful psychiatric patients. Naval Medical Center – Portsmouth, VA, Department of Psychiatry, CME for Faculty. October 2009.
  • To Soothe or to Scold and Other Conundrums of Modern Parenting. Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, February 2010.
  • Paranoid Patients. Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, October 2010.
  • Clinical Use of Dreams. Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. May 2011.   
  • Innovative Techniques in Teaching Psychodynamics. Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School. July 2011.
  • Difficult Patients. Given with Gregory J. Warth, MD, FACP. Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. November 2011.
  • Problems of Giving Advice. Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.  May 2012.

Selected Guest Lectures

Supportive vs. Interpretive therapy.  Virginia Consortium Psychology Doctoral  Program (Old Dominion University, College of William and Mary, Norfolk State University, & Eastern Virginia Medical School), 1994- 2010.

Beyond “A Beautiful Mind:” Current concepts of schizophrenia. Virginia Society of Professional Transcriptionists.  May 2002.

Aggression and anger in the workplace.  APT Corp, Virginia Beach.  October 2002.

Modern object relations theory.  Presented to Psy.D. graduate students, Regent University, Virginia Beach, November 2002.

History of psychoanalytic theory from 19th century Freud to the 21st century. Richard Oberdorfer’s 10th Grade Class on Modern European History, Norfolk Academy. August 2004.

Conscious & unconscious motivations for buying a house. Resource Bank Continuing Education Seminars.  Norfolk, October 2004.

Freud & beyond – an in-depth look at psychoanalytic theory, or: What your parents didn’t tell you because they didn’t know. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Educational Studies Program. Cambridge, MA. November 2004.
   
Defense mechanisms in life. Norfolk Kiwanis Club. March 2005.

Character pathology in the movie, "Body Heat." Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk. 1998, 2007.

Psychoanalytic perspectives on money. Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, March 2008.   
   
Differential diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder vs. schizophrenia in regard to the movie, “Sybil.” Virginia Wesleyan College Psychology Honor Society, 2008.    

The first year of life/ the preschool years. 1st Lutheran Church, Norfolk, October 2008.

Images in Art and Psychoanalytic Theory.  Old Dominion University, Introduction to Art, Professor Agnieszka Whelan, December 2010.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

THE VIRGINIA OPERA, Statewide Board of Directors, 1998-2005.
VIRGINIA BEACH CHILD ADVOCACY NETWORK, 1988-1990.
ASSOCIATED CATHOLIC CHARITIES, NEW ORLEANS, 1982-1986.
Vice-president, Group Adolescent Homes Advisory Board.
Elderly Day Care Centers Advisory Board.
JEWISH CHILDREN'S REGIONAL SERVICE, NEW ORLEANS, Board of Directors, 1984-1986.
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA INFANT NURSERY, NEW ORLEANS, Advisory Board, 1979-1983.
KINGSLEY HOUSE FOUNDATION, NEW ORLEANS Board of Directors, 1985-1986.
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, NEW ORLEANS Board of Directors, 1982-1986.

PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTANT TO

VIRGINIA WORKER’S COMPENSATION, 2000-
CITY SAFETY DIRECTOR, NORFOLK, 1990-

APT CORPORATION, Virginia Beach, 2002.
VIRGINIA BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT.  1998-2001.
CHILD ABUSE & FOSTER CARE UNITS, Virginia Beach Social Services, 1988-1990.
MEDICENTER, Virginia Beach, 1989-1990.
STATE OF LOUISIANA CHILD PROTECTION CENTERS & FOSTER CARE AGENCIES, 1977-86.
DESIGNATED SEXUAL ABUSE TREATMENT RESOURCE.  (evaluated over 5000 cases of physical, sexual, and neglectful abuse).  1980-86.
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTERS OF ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON PARISHES, 1977-86.
COUNCIL ON AGING, Consultant-Lecturer, LaFourche Parish, Louisiana, 1985.
NORMAL-LIFE, INC. FOUNDATION FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED, New Orleans. 1984-1985.
JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, 1984-1985.
ASSOCIATED CATHOLIC CHARITIES INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT, New Orleans, 1982-83.
NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, 1977-1981.
NEW ORLEANS VETERANS ADMINISTRATION DAY HOSPITAL, 1980-1981.
METHODIST HOME FOR ABUSED CHILDREN, New Orleans. 1980.
CENTRAL CITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, New Orleans.  1977-1980.
NEW ORLEANS MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, 1977-1980.
DRUG RESEARCH METHADONE CLINIC, New Orleans. 1975.
MEDICAL LICENSURE

Virginia:  No. 0101040358
Louisiana: No. 011744

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1986-present.
Williamsburg, Virginia, 1993-1995.
New Orleans, Louisiana,  1975-1986.


CURRENT HOSPITAL  AFFILIATIONS

Consulting Staff (Honorary), Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital -Continuing Medical Education Committee.
Courtesy Staff, Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center.

PAST FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, 1991-2010.
Guest Teaching Analyst, Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute, 2007.
Psychology Internship Faculty, Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1992-2003.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1991-97.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, 1987-95.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, 1981-1986.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Psychiatric Consultant, Tulane Medical

Center Psoriasis Center, New Orleans, 1983-1986.
Consultant/Instructor, Tulane School of Social Work, New Orleans, 1975-1980.
Instructor in Psychiatry, Charity Hospital of New Orleans, 1975.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, East Carolina University Medical School, North Carolina, 1999. 

MILITARY SERVICE

Louisiana Army National Guard, 1972-1980.  MAJOR, M.C.  Honorable Discharge.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences, 1964-1967.
Tulane Medical School, M.D., 1971.
Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Internship Certificate, 1972.
Louisiana State University Medical School, New Orleans, Department of Psychiatry, Residency Certificate, 1975.
New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 1984.