Jerome S. Blackman, MD


I grew up in Rosedale, Queens, NYC, and later Roslyn, Nassau County, NY. During high school, I studied for a summer in Quito, Ecuador at the Universidad Central. At Cornell Univ, School of Arts and Sciences (Ithaca, NY), I majored in English, minored in Chemistry, and studied Spanish, French, and Attic Greek. After three years, I was accepted at Tulane Medical School. I spent the next 19+ years in New Orleans, finishing medical school, internship, psychiatry residency, and psychoanalytic training. I practiced in New Orleans for about 10 years, and became involved with Child Protection Agencies and a variety of charitable organizations whose purpose was to protect children from physical and sexual abuse. I also taught at Tulane Social Work School and Tulane Medical School.

After marrying Susan Roussel in 1986, we moved to Virginia Beach, VA, where I was appointed Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Eastern Virginia Medical School. A few months later, I began teaching at Naval Medical Center - Portsmouth as well. In 1995, Susan began her (now) 20 years of employment law defense and business immigration law practice with Willcox & Savage, PC, and I became a Training and Supervising Analyst with the Freudian Society in Washington, DC.

Our son, Ted, went to MIT, majored in physics, and now works with 3-Scan, a tech startup in San Francisco. Susan became a partner at W&S, and is the upcoming Chair of the Hampton Roads Regional Chamber of Commerce. I had the good fortune, through volunteering with the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance, to meet many colleagues in different cities in China, and although I no longer am connected with CAPA, I continue teaching and supervising professionals there. Two of my books have been translated into Chinese.

Currently, I practice psychoanalysis in Virginia Beach, do psychiatric evaluations, and continue writing and teaching.

Analytic Training

New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute, graduate 1984

Practice Details

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Adolescent, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Conflicts with creativity, Depression and mood disorders, Divorce counseling, Eating disorders, Family, Parent guidance, Psychoeducational evaluation, Relationships, Sexual problems, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions

Additional Languages

French, Spanish

Primary Office

Address: 101 N. Lynnhaven Road #204, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Main Phone Number: 757-463-3000
Email Address:
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