Portraits

An Invitation: Psychiatric Malpractice Grand Rounds

August 25, 2020

You are cordially invited to submit an article about a “what if” legal dilemma for a series about psychiatry and the law.

The Art of Sharing

May 28, 2020

Thoughts on how we celebrate with our patients when they achieve a milestone in their work or convey a more finely tuned awareness of themselves.

The Art of Self-Disclosure

April 02, 2020

Neighborhoods, tribes, gangs-each have their own culture. Unless you have been raised in one of them and are "known," you come as a stranger.

The Boundary I Wish I Hadn't Kept

April 02, 2020

“I met Talia almost 20 years ago. It wasn’t the usual doctor-patient relationship formed in the setting of an outpatient clinic or general inpatient hospital.”

I Am a Critical Psychiatrist

March 12, 2020

“In most respects, my career as a psychiatrist working in community mental health has been ordinary. What is most surprising to me is that, I have come to define myself as a critical psychiatrist.”

The Arms of Ivy Welcome Her

February 25, 2020

With the help of psychotherapy, something from the deep unconscious helped cure her depression, forge her character, and guide her to a sense of peace.

If I Were an Astronomer

February 19, 2020

I would not want to simply map the stars; I would also want to gaze upon them and contemplate the mystery of it all. Such is the 15-minute med check versus the essence of psychiatry.

Never a Dull Moment in the Life of a Psychiatrist

January 13, 2020

The mixed bag of emotions described here should be familiar to any clinician, especially to a psychiatrist.

Closing a Practice for Self-Preservation

December 31, 2019

Psychiatry can help us understand what layers of the onion exist that need to be peeled away, but the power to discard them once and for all resides within each and every one of us.

Portrait of a Wounded Psychiatrist

December 02, 2019

From homeless man with mental illness to the Royal College of Psychiatrists-the journey was not easy, but few things worthwhile are.