Jeanette M Witter

M.Phil, Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Medical and Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor/ Coordinator of Practicum Training/Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Engagement
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
PTSD in survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Dynamic Psychotherapy
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B.A. in Psychology, Trinity College, Hartford, CT (1977)
M.Phil. in Clinical and Community Psychology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (1985)
Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (1986)

Clinical Psychology Internship (APA Approved), Howard University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, (1980-1981)
Licensure: Psychology - State of Maryland and the District of Columbia


Dr. Witter earned a PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology from The George Washington University in 1986. She has worked as a clinician with children, adolescents and adults with severe psychological disorders in both public and private settings. She has taught in clinical psychology doctoral programs at several area universities including American U, Argosy, the Chicago School, and USUHS. Dr Witter has been a member of the core faculty at USUHS since 2010, teaching several clinical courses including Ethics, Brief Dynamic psychotherapy, Cultural Diversity, Trauma in The Military Context and Foundations of Psychotherapy. She also serves as the Coordinator of Practicum Placement for the Department. In addition, Dr Witter has a private practice focused on Individual Therapy with adults from a psychodynamic theoretical orientation. She is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Independent Psychotherapy Practice 1986 - present

Director of Clinical Services, Coates and Lane Enterprises, Washington DC 1993 - 1997

Clinical Psychologist/Team Leader - Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents, Rockville, MD 1988-1993

Member, American Psychological Association (APA)

Member, Maryland Psychological Association (MPA)

Member, District of Columbia Psychological Association (DCPA)

Committee Member, DCPA Ethics Committee

Representative Bibliography

Combs, T., Witter, J. M., Pauli, E., & DeLeon, P. H. (2014). Meeting the Challenges of Training for Interdisciplinary Care. Archives of psychiatric nursing, 28(6), 355-356.

DeLeon, P. H., Johnson, H. L., & Witter, J. M. (2013). A health policy perspective. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40(1), 29-32.