UAMS’ Libby Grobmyer Named Co-President of College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

By Susan Van Dusen

Grobmyer is a board-certified clinical chaplain and a graduate of the UAMS Clinical Pastoral Education Training Program. She earned a master’s degree in Public History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

In addition to providing assistance and comfort to patients and their loved ones, Grobmyer also provides training for chaplain residents and interns in the Palliative Care Program.

Palliative care focuses on improving quality of life and relieving pain and other symptoms in seriously ill patients. This type of care can be provided to patients who continue to receive treatments to cure or control their disease, regardless of their prognosis.

Grobmyer is a past recipient of the UAMS Helen May Compassionate Care Award and the UAMS Eli Award for Compassionate Care.

The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy is a theologically based covenant community that provides accredited training and credentialing in pastoral psychotherapy; clinical chaplaincy; and hospice and palliative care, among other areas.

Serving with Grobmyer as co-president is Jonathan Freeman, D.Min., director of pastoral care and counseling for Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, North Carolina.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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