April 22, 2019

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.