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David Matthew Terman

David Matthew Terman, American psychoanalyst. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology; certified psychoanalyst, Illinois. Fellow American Psychiatric Association; member American Psychoanalytic Association.


  • Terman, David Matthew was born on May 23, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Meyer H. and Ella Libby (Morris) Terman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Chicago, 1955. Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1956. Doctor of Medicine, University Chicago, 1959.


    • Intern Philadelphia General Hospital, 1959-1960. Resident at Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1960-1963, assistant director outpatient psychiatry, 1963-1966. Practice medicine specializing in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, since 1963.

      Training and supervising analyst Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, since 1979.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology. Certified psychoanalyst, Illinois.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Fellow American Psychiatric Association. Member American Psychoanalytic Association.



    Music, mountain hiking.


    • Married Mari Jane DeCosta, June 14, 1959. Children: Mark, Anne, Eric.
    • father: Meyer H. Terman
    • mother: Ella Libby (Morris) Terman
    • spouse: Mari Jane DeCosta
    • children: Mark Terman
    • Anne Terman
    • Eric Terman
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    Born March 23, 1935