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“Fatal Denial” and How to Deal With It during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Posted on July 6th, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

“Fatal Denial” and How to Deal With It During the COVID-19 Epidemic Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals deal with the defense mechanism of denial all the time. We know this to be a very basic defense mechanism which protects the individual from anxiety as well as from other painful emotions including depression. In the […]

The Coronavirus Epidemic: Transference and Countertransference Considerations With Remote Therapy

Posted on May 6th, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

The Coronavirus Epidemic:  Transference and Countertransference Considerations With Remote Therapy Michael Blumenfield, M.D. The Coronavirus epidemic has forced psychotherapists to see patients remotely as we are forced to follow social distancing and in many cases remain quarantined.  I and others have made the case that remote sessions via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Doxy, and other systems […]

Psychiatrists and Other Mental Health Therapists Should Continue Remote Sessions with Patients Whenever Possible

Posted on April 22nd, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. -The Sidney E. Frank Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences- New York Medical College & in Private Practice in Los Angeles As the coronavirus epidemic evolves, there is a variable amount of relaxing of requirements for quarantine, wearing masks and gowns, and keeping social distancing.  Particularly for the medical profession, there […]

The Coronovirus Epidemic: Psychological Considerations with Special Emphasis on Psychological Support for Doctors, Nurses, EMTs, Other First Responders, Including Members of the Media and the Psychological Support Teams Themselves By Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Posted on March 15th, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

The Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College and currently in private practice in Los Angeles This presentation originally appeared as a Podcast at PsychiatryTalk.Podbean.com. Dr. Blumenfield can be contacted at MBlumenfield@aol.com  The Coronavirus: Psychological Considerations with Special Emphasis on Psychological Support for Doctors, Nurses, EMTs, […]

Dr. Blumenfield Now Has New Podcast : PsychiatryTalk.Podbean.com

Posted on July 7th, 2018 by Dr. Blumenfield

I have recently launched a new podcast which can be found at  PsychiatryTalk.podbean.com There still will be blogs from time to time. Your comments or suggestions are always welcome on the blog or directly to me at MBlumenfield@aol.com