DR. JEFFREY GARDEREDr. Jeffrey Gardere
was born in Manhattan on May 3rd , 1956.Although his
parents were from the island of Haiti , he
was raised in Brooklyn and attended Brooklyn Tech high school.While working full-time , he managed to obtain his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester and , at age 27 , received his doctorate in philosophy and psychology from George Washington University
.As a licensed clinician , Dr. Gardere rose from a staff psychologist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons to one of only two African American chief psychologists
tenure , he
was instrumental in designing the policy on psychological treatment for HIV-infected prisoners , participated in hostage negotiations at the Atlanta prison siege and conducted witness protection relocation evaluations on some of the top super criminals throughout the United States.
A focal point in Dr. Gardere's career has been the founding of the Rainbow Psychological Clinics 10 years ago.This culturally sensitive , psychological health care program , provides services for children , adults , and families in the New York tri-state area.
As a recognized psychological expert on police brutality issues and post traumatic stress disorder , Dr. Gardere
has provided key evaluations and structural recommendations for a major lawsuit against the New Jersey State Department of Corrections , and as well has been a key testimony expert on death penalty court trials.
In addition , over the past few years Dr. Gardere
has taken his
practice to the airwaves becoming a highly sought-after media psychologist , appearing on every major talk and news show on radio and television.He is the host of Hit It , a new relationship/advice show on WLIB radio , and has recently wrapped up a stint as the on-air anchor , host and producer of the Ask the Family Therapist TV show on The Health Network
will be featured as a co-host on Culture Shock , a new television talk show slated for broadcast in the year 2000.Dr. Gardere
is also the author of the best selling book , Smart Parenting for African-Americans ( Citadel Press , 1999 ).
life's work , Dr. Gardere
a married father of two children , ages five and seven , is a singer , piano , saxophone and vibraphone player , who along with his
group the Jazzmanian Devils , have provided some of the best straight ahead and be-bop jazz , in the New York area.