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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Theodore J. Gaensbauer, MD

Phone: 303-777-8731

 

Recent Publications

 

 

Theodore J. Gaensbauer, MD

Clinical Professor


 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Internship, Los Angeles County–University of Southern California Medical Center, 1968-1969

Resident in Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1969-1973        

Research Fellow in Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1971-1972

Medical License, Colorado, 1972

Chief, Behavioral Sciences Branch, 3320th Retraining Group, Lowry Air Force Base, Denver Colorado, 1973-1975 

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1975-1981

Director, Psychiatric Student Health Service, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1975-1978 

Fellowship in Child Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1979-1982   

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1981-1982             

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1982- 2000   

Certification in Adult Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1986       

Certification in Child Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1989

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2000-Present  

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

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

 

Honors:

Honorable Mention, Lester H. Hofheimer Prize for Psychiatric Research, American Psychiatric Association, 1975               

Herbert Gaskill Award for the most outstanding paper by a psychoanalytic candidate, Denver Psychoanalytic Society, 1984

Dane G. Prugh Award for Distinguished Teaching in Child Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1986

Dane G. Prugh Award for Distinguished Teaching in Child Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1989

Brandt F. Steele Award for outstanding accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research, and community service, Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, 2005 

Best Doctors in America, 2005-2006, 2007-2008              

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award, 2006

Clinical Faculty Award, Division of Child Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2007            

2nd Annual Robert J. Harmon Memorial Lecturer, Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health (June 10, 2008), 2008            

Clinical Faculty Award, Division of Child Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2009

  

Teaching Activities:

Faculty, Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, 1985-Present  

Faculty, Irving Harris Training Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health, Division of Child Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1997-Present

 

Clinical Activities:

Private practice in Adult and Child Psychiatry, 1982-Present    

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Gaensbauer, T. J. (1995).  Trauma in the preverbal period: Symptoms, memories, and developmental impact.  The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 50: 122-149.

Gaensbauer, T. J. and Siegel, C. H. (1995).  Therapeutic approaches to posttraumatic stress disorder in infants and toddlers.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 16: 292-305.

Drell, M. J., Gaensbauer, T. J., Siegel, C. H., and Sugar, M. (1995).  Clinical round Table: A case of trauma to a 21-month-old girl.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 16: 318-333.

Gaensbauer, T. J. (2000).  Psychotherapeutic treatment of traumatized infants and toddlers: A case report.  Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 5: 373-385.

Gaensbauer, T. J. (2002).  Representations of trauma in infancy: Clinical and theoretical implications for the understanding of early memory.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 23: 259-277.

Gaensbauer, T. J. (2003).  Intergenerational transmission of trauma: The infant's experience.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 24: 524-526.  Commentary on:   Schechter, D. S., Kaminer, T., Grienenberger, M. A., and Amat, J. (2003).  Fits and starts: A mother-infant case-study involving intergenerational violent trauma and pseudoseizures across three generations.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 24: 510-522.

Terr, L. C., Deeney, J. M., Drell, M., Dodson, J. W., Gaensbauer, T. J., Massie, H., Minde, K, Stewart, G., Teal, S., Winters, N. C. (2006).  Playful “moments” in psychotherapy.  J. Am. Acad. Child. Adolescent. Psychiatry, 45: 604-613.

Gaensbauer, T. J. and Jordan, L. (2009).  Psychoanalytic perspectives on early trauma: Interviews with thirty analysts who treated an adult victim of a circumscribed trauma in early childhood.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 57: 947-977.

 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

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.]