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Theodore J. Gaensbauer, MD

Clinical Professor


Contact Info:

Theodore J. Gaensbauer, MD
Phone: 303-777-8731
Email: Dr. Gaensbauer

Clinical/Research Interests:
Dr. Gaensbauer is interested in abused and neglected children along with parent-child attachment.

University of Michigan BA 1964  Cum Laude

University of Michigan MD 1968

Candidate, Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, 1977-1984

Program Advisory Board, Judi's House for Grieving Children and Families, 2003-present  

American Psychiatric Association [Fellow (1987); Distinguished Fellow (1998); Member, Committee on Sexual Abuse and Family Violence (1995-2001)]

Colorado Psychiatric Society [Member, Task Force on Disaster Response (1999-Present)]  

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry [Fellow (1999); Member, Committee on Infancy (1997-Present)]  

Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society [Executive Committee (1982-1985); Program Chairman (1984-1985)]

Denver Psychoanalytic Society [Chairman, Awards Committee (1990-1994); Member, Program Committee (1997-1999)]; Member, Task Force on Columbine and Community Trauma (1999-Present)]

Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis [Member, Admissions Committee (1992-1996); Member, Task Force on Analytic Outcome (1993-1995); Member, Child Analysis Committee (1990-2000)

National Association for Mental Illness

Colorado Association for Mental Illness

Reviewer for Journal for American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Infant Mental Health Journal, and Child Abuse and Neglect

Research Career Development Award K04-HD-00214 from the National Institute of Child Health and Development for grant entitled "Regulation of Affect in Infancy" (salary plus indirect costs), 1977-1982             

Two small grants (<$10,000 each) from the Grant Foundation endowment fund of the Developmental Psychobiological Research Group of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1975-1982             

Project grant totaling $57,874 for two years from the MacArthur Foundation for project entitled "Affect Regulation in Infancy: Normal and Pathological," 1982-1984             

Grant of $15,000 from the Advisory Council on Violence and Abuse of the American Medical Association for a teaching videotape on the mental health needs of preschool victims of family violence, 1999-2003 [The project was sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association Committee on Family Violence and Sexual Abuse; was the project coordinator, with the funds having been awarded to the Denver Psychoanalytic Foundation for administration and distribution.