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How We Heal and Grow: The Power of Facing Your Feelings by Jeffery Smith, M.D.

Posted on October 18th, 2014 by Dr. Blumenfield

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. […]

Anatomy of a Psychiatric Consultation For Depression

Posted on August 28th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

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.

Discussion of the Patient Who Slapped a Child

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

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 […]

What Should a Therapist Do in These Situations?

Posted on February 22nd, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

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 […]

Telepsychiatry Today and Tomorrow

Posted on November 2nd, 2011 by Dr. Blumenfield

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.