Professional Background for Arthur Blank, MD

Education and Training

  • B.A., Allegheny College, Meadville PA, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa
  • M.D. Case Western Reserve Unviersity School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Psychiatric Residency, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Training in psychoanalysis, Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Washington DC

Academic Positions

  • Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, various faculty positions 1967-2005
  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, George Washington University, 2000-present

Professional History

  • US Army psychiatrist, Viet Nam
  • Clinical Director and other positions, Yale Psychiatric Institute (residential  treatment center)
  • Reviewer and Editorial Board, multiple journals and book series
  • Founding group, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Committees setting standards for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) ,   American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic Manuals (DSM III-R and IV)
  • National Director, Vet Centers (Department of Veterans Affairs counseling centers for war veterans)
  • Multiple publications, presentations, and media interviews, national and international, 1967-present
  • Expert consultant and witness, civil and criminal legal cases involving PTSD
  • Private practice, 1967-1982, 1994 to present.
  • Committee organizing curriculum for Psychoanalytic Studies Program(PSP), Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

Teaching and Supervision

  • Teaching and supervision of psychoanalytic psychotherapy to approx. 200 psychiatry, psychology, and social work trainees, 1967-1982
  • Periodic supervision of psychiatry residents, George Washington University, 2000-present
  • Courses in MPP(Modern Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) program, and (PSP)Psychoanalytic Studies Program, at Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
  • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
  • International Association for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • International Society for the Psychological Treatments of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses.

Awards, Honors, Listings

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, MPP Program, Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, 2004 and 2009
  • William C. Porter Award for Achievement in Psychiatry, , Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
  • Meritorious Service Award, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Chief Medical Director’s Commendation(Undersecretary for Health), Department of Veterans Affairs