Jean S. Gearon, Ph.D.

                                                   Clinical Psychologist

 I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington, DC and Maryland. I completed my doctoral training at the University of Maryland in College Park and a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. Following my fellowship training, I joined the psychiatry faculty and remained for 10 years. While there, I served as the Post Doctoral Training Director, trained and supervised psychology interns and psychiatry residents and was the Clinical Core Director of the Mental Illness Research and Education Clinical Center (MIRECC) in the VA Maryland Health Care System. Though I enjoyed my research, training and administrative work, I dearly missed clinical work. Thus, in 2003, I started my private practice in Washington, DC.  For those interested in my research career and publications, you can access my curriculum vitae in the navigation bar on the left.


Currently, I am a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and work closely with many of their psychiatry faculty.  I continue to be a consultant for the MIRECC and the University of Maryland, conducting national training workshops twice a year as well as providing ongoing supervision for clinicians across the country.  I am currently the Director of Operations for the DC Psychological Association as well as a member of its Ethics Committee and am a member of the American Psychological Association.  For many years,  I served on the Editorial Board of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.  


Over the past several years, I have shifted my focus to include the integration of neuroscience, mind body principles and self and relational psychotherapies to the treatment of trauma related disorders as well as eating disorders. I am currently co-teaching a study group for the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis on this topic to other psychotherapists in the Washington, DC, area.  This group is a two-year study group and in Fall of 2015 we started our third teaching cycle.