Career Pathways in Psychiatry: Transition in Changing Times

Career Pathways in Psychiatry: Transition in Changing Times

By: Arthur Lazarus (editor)Hardback

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Career transitions in psychiatry have rarely been discussed openly. Yet, in the light of health care reform and other forces affecting clinical practice, it is more important than ever that psychiatrists have information about the career options within their specialty. Career Pathways in Psychiatry: Transition in Changing Times serves that purpose. It explores the professional development and career choices of prominent American psychiatrists, each of whom is identified with a particular career track and many of whom have themselves experienced one or more career transitions. The autobiographical accounts of the contributors survey a wide range of career pathways in psychiatry, including clinical practice, HMO practice, research, administration, entrepreneurism, psychoanalysis, organized medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, public psychiatry, occupational psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and military psychiatry. These accounts are as engaging as they are informative; their anecdotal nature and conversational tone make for pleasurable reading. References at the end of each chapter serve as recommended reading for those who wish to learn more about specific career options. Intended for psychiatric residents and psychiatrists early in their careers, Career Pathways in Psychiatry will also appeal to their more experienced colleagues, including seasoned clinicians who have contemplated career changes. With a preface summarizing research on career transitions in medicine and numerous chapters shedding light on factors contributing to resistance to change, this book will also be of interest to social scientists, mental health administrators, and professional recruiters.

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Arthur Lazarus, M.D., is Medical Director of Northwestern Institute, Fort Washington, PA and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine, Phildelphia.


1. From Public Health Physician to Private Practitioner (Private Practice) - Naomi Bluestone 2. Psychoanalysis: A Personal Odyssey (Private Practice) - Arnold Richards 3. Getting Rid of Rats (Public Psychiatry) - Carl C. Bell 4. HMO Psychiatry: Not All the Same (HMO Practice) - Richard J. Moldawsky 5. Managing Care (Managed Care) - Michael J. Bennett 6. Why Choose an Academic Career? (Academia) - Michelle Riba 7. The Inveterate NIMH Career Researcher: The Opportunities and Perils of Clinical Research in an Intramural Program (Research) - Robert M. Post 8. Academic-Turned-Administrator: The Psychiatrist-Executive (Administration and Management) - Arthur Lazarus 9. The Other Half of the Equation: A Psychiatrist in the Workplace (Occupational Psychiatry) - Len Sperry 10. Defensive Medicine: A Career in the Air Force (Military Psychiatry) - Richard Fragala 11. Legal Regulation of Practice (Forensic Psychiatry) - Robert L. Sadoff 12. Transition to a New Kind of Academia: Pharmaceutical Medicine, Pharmaceutical R&D (The Pharmaceutical Industry) - Gary D. Tollefson 13. Power, Politics and the Psychiatrist (Organized Medicine and Psychiatry) - Paul Jay Fink 14. The Chinese Menu Track: One from Column A ... (Health Services and Policy) - Bernard S. Arons 15. Writing and Editing My Way Through Community Psychiatry, the Chronically Mentally Ill, Academic, and Managed Care (Editing and Writing) - John A. Talbott 16. On Being an Entrepreneur (Entrepreneurism) - Kenneth A. Kessler

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/05/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780881632170
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780881632170
  • weight: 498
  • ISBN10: 0881632171

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