About the Site's Author

Dr. Jack Weltner graduated Harvard Medical School with honors in 1960. He began his practice of Child, Adult and Family Psychiatry in 1967. In addition to private practice, he worked at the Cambridge Guidance Center and Lynn Community Health Center. Dr Weltner has taught at Harvard Medical School, the Family Institute of Cambridge, the Kantor Family Center, and Mass. General Hospital, Boston College and Northeastern Schools of Nursing.

His awards include:

  • Leon Resnick Award for Best Student research, Harvard Medical School, 1960;
  • Isenberg Memorial Lecturer, Atlanta, GA 1986;
  • President's Award for Outstanding Contribution, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, MA 1986;
  • Compassionate Caregiver Award, Mass.General Hospital, Honorable Mention, 2000 and 2001;
  • Family Therapy Networker Award for Commumity Innovation for the Lynn Community Health Center Children's Walk-in Clinic 2001;
  • First recipient of the Marblehead UU Church's annual Jack Weltner Social Justice Award 2002

Dr Weltner lives in Marblehead with his wife Linda, an author and public speaker. They have two daughters living nearby and four grandchildren, ages 5 through sixteen.

Dr Weltner's lectures and writing have focussed on decisions about choice of therapy, and the impact of our culture on individuals and families. By listening to people in all walks of life, from the poor of Lynn, Massachusetts to the affluent of suburban Marblehead, he has gained a broad awareness of the societal problems endemic in our culture.

He has begun speaking out against the soul-numbing impact of our culture.

To hear Dr. Weltner's recent sermon on Stretching, click here.

Topics include:

  • Soul survival in the Land of the Bottom Line
  • Searching for soul; the Process and the Rewards
  • Lifes Ten Rules
  • Marriage as a Growth experience
  • To hell with dignity

Dr. Weltner can be reached at jackweltner@yahoo.com