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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Thursday, 07 October, 2021

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience will present a Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. The hybrid event will be on Zoom and in person. 

The Zoom information is: 

  • Meeting ID: 932 1760 1415
  • Password: 690496

In person, the event will be at Schwitalla Hall M115, Lecture Hall 1. Anyone attending must be vaccinated and a mask must be worn. 



Exploring the Impact of Dispositional Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, & Executive Functions on Emotional Distress & Well-Being

Jeffrey Gfeller, Ph.D.

   Professor, Clinical Program

    Department of Psychology

          Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Jeffrey Gfeller attained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Creighton University in 1980 and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickenson University in 1982.  He attained his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University in 1986. 

Regarding post-doctoral training Dr. Gfeller completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine in Saint Louis University’s Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, and he was a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry from 1987 to 1992. During these years, he directed a Neuropsychological & Psychological Assessment Service for the department. 

Since 1992, Dr. Gfeller has been a faculty member in SLU’s Psychology Department in the College of Arts & Sciences. He served for 12 years as the Psychology Department Chairperson and recently stepped down from this role in July 2021.

Dr. Gfeller’s clinical and research interests include assessing cognitive or emotional effects of traumatic brain injury, cognitive changes associated with ag-related neurodegenerative conditions, and developing measures and methods to detect insufficient effort or biased responding during testing.  His record of research and scholarship includes more than 50 published articles and book reviews that have been cited over 2,000 times.

Recently, Dr. Gfeller’s research collaborations have explored transdiagnostic constructs including Mindfulness, Mental Time Travel, and Emotion Regulation, and their impact on emotional disorders and psychological adjustment.