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Grace J. Hadeed, Ed. D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine

Professional Office: 


The Family Institute of Virginia

2910 Monument Ave.

Richmond, Virginia 23221




Bachelor of Science, June 1972

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, Virginia

Major: English Education

Masters of Social Work, May 1977

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, Virginia

Graduate School of Social Work

Thesis: “Sibling Positions: A Dimension of Parent-Child Relationships”

Doctor of Education, May 1993

College of William and Mary – Williamsburg, Virginia

Specialization: Counseling

Counseling Department

Dissertation: “Divorce Adjustment: Anxiety, Self Esteem, and Locus of Control”

Selected Postdoctoral Education and Training 

1975 Yetta Bernhard, M.S. “Aggression and Fair Fighting Training.” Three-day workshop with a family and couples therapy focus. Washington, D.C.

1975 – 1976 Thomas Fogarty, M.D., Center for Family Learning, New Rochelle, N.Y.

1976 James Framo, Ph.D., Temple University – Dept. of Psychology. Family Therapy with Multiple Couples Group. Three-day workshop, Chapel Hill, N.C.

1976 – 1984 Harry Aponte, M.S.W., Director, Philadelphia Child Guidance, 

Private Practice, on-going family therapy, training and supervision.

1982 Robert Goulding, M.D. Two-day, family therapy seminar, The Family Institute of Virginia.

1983 Virginia Satir. Family Therapy Training, 3-week (March), residential workshop. Vancouver, BC.

1983 – 2000 The Person and Practice of the Therapist (Structural Family and Systems Theory Practice). The Family Institute of Virginia.

1983 – Present Albert Pesso, M.S. “Psychomotor Workshop,” Annual, three-day intensive workshops, focusing on physical and psychological interaction with the patient.

Certifications and Licensure

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Virginia State License # 0717000886

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Virginia State License #0904000348

Approved Supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Professional Experience

1986 – Present Clinical Director, The Family Institute of Virginia, 2910 Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23221

Responsibilities include: individual, marital and family therapy; supervision and administration for office staff and therapists; coordinating training and workshops; clinical training and supervision; providing intensive family systems evaluations, interventions, and residential care. Agency and business organizational development for family-owned businesses, agencies, and private corporations is also a major function of this position.

1980 – Present Training Coordinator, The Family Institute of Virginia, 2910 Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23221

Responsibilities include: organizing and supervising all on-going training and workshops. The primary program, the Aponte/Winter Professional Development Program for human services, is an intensive nine-month (fall through spring) training program for professionals (28).

1978 – Present Assistant Clinical Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University – School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. 

Responsibilities include: teaching “Behavioral Science Interviewing Seminar” for first year medical students (1978-1980); teaching clinical interviewing skills to first, second and third year medical students; supervising medical residents in family therapy; conducting family therapy lectures for the university (1980 – present).

1978 – 1983 Coordinator of Training Seminars, the Family Therapy Treatment and Training Research Grant – The Virginia Department of Corrections

Responsibilities included: establishing training seminars featuring Jay Haley, Virginia Satir, and Murray Bowen for the probation officers in Northern Virginia and Central Virginia; working on a research team that developed and evaluated testing materials.

1977 – 1980 Clinical Social Worker, Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Program, Medical College of Virginia

Responsibilities included: clinical work with patients and families; on-going supervision of third year medical students as well as psychiatric residents in family therapy; collaboration with a professional treatment team to provide in-patient and out-patient psychiatric services to adolescents and their families.

1976 – 1978 Clinical Social Worker, Medical College of Virginia – Outpatient Psychiatry Department.

Major Function: Field Placement.

1976 Clinical Social Work, Petersburg Psychiatric Institute

Major Function: Field Placement.

1973 – 1976 Director, Community Residential Care Adolescent Facility – Virginia Department of Corrections.

Responsibilities included: administration of two residential treatment programs for delinquents (ages 16-19) and their families; clinical supervision; development and administration of budgets; supervision of psychology doctoral interns; program development, implementation and evaluation; community and public relations and grant writing.

Professional Society Memberships 

National Association of Social Workers

American Council of Social Workers

American Family Therapist Academy

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy: 

  Member, Approved Supervisor

Areas of Special Interest

Family Therapy

Marital Therapy 

Adolescent Therapy

Education and Consultation

Clinical Supervision

Selected Research and Publications


Hadeed, G. J. (1977). Sibling Positions: A Dimension of Parent-Child Relationships. (Master’s thesis).  Virginia Commonwealth University.

Hadeed, G. J. (1993). Divorce Adjustment: Anxiety, Self Esteem, and Locus of Control. (Doctoral dissertation). College of William and Mary


Virginia Department of Corrections, Community Residential Care

- Development and supervision of Richmond Regional VISTA Program 

- Development and editing of State Procedural Manual for Community Residential Care

Virginia Treatment Center for Children

- Coordination of Psychology Doctoral Internship Program in Community Residential Care

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