In: Uncategorized18 Oct 2014
How We heal and Grow : The Power of Facing Your Feelings by Jeffery Smith, M.D. How We Heal and Grow: The Power of Facing Your Feelings by Jeffery Smith, M.D. I was recently asked by my colleague and friend Dr. Jeffrey Smith, to write the Foreword for this new book that he has written. […]
In: Uncategorized28 Aug 2012
When a psychiatrist does a consultation for depression, many things have to be considered. Ultimately the psychiatrist needs to decide whether to recommend medication, psychotherapy or a combination of both.
During a recent blog , I presented two case histories which I thought might stimulate different points of view on how to react to the situations described . I asked two colleagues if they would respond . Today I will restate the first case and then I will present their views. I will also print […]
Being a psychotherapist is a complicated job. Not only must you be knowledgeable about human behavior, psychodynamics and various techniques of doing therapy, but you have to be prepared for unexpected dilemmas . Two cases are presented below which bring up potential legal and ethical issues as well as technical considerations, which the therapist has […]
Three examples are discussed where he author has become involved in the delivery of psychiatric treatment via telepsychiatry (video conferencing). The first is in a county rural mental health clinic in California. The second is in conjunction with the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) where mental health professionals in China who are in a training program provided by American teachers via SKYPE ( video conferencing) desire to have their own personal one to one psychotherapy by this technique. The third is psychotherapy in the United States for private patients who for a variety of reasons find it more convenient and feasible to have their therapy via telepsychiatry.