Author | Michael Ascher, MD


Thinking About Mental Illness: 6 Steps for Medical School Faculty

July 23, 2013


Regardless of the systems in place at medical schools, psychiatrists and psychiatry residents play an important role in molding medical students' attitudes toward mental illness.

Therapeutic Alliance in the Aftermath of an Emergency Crisis Visit

June 27, 2013


A therapeutic alliance can serve to build a trusting relationship between clinician and patient and increase the patient’s feelings of agency and autonomy.

Mindfulness and the Medication Management Visit

May 03, 2013


Engaging in mindfulness activities either individually or with patients who come to us for brief medication visits can have a profound influence on the therapeutic process.

Confidentiality and the Family: 5 Guidelines for Better Outcomes

April 11, 2013


Family involvement is often misunderstood as being a hindrance to individuation, when in fact family-oriented interventions can improve patient functioning, agency, and autonomy.