TCPR: Dr. Dunne, please tell us about your training and experience in helping psychiatrists work as independent practitioners.
I have been involved in the private practice committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) since about 1980. Over the years, I have run workshops on starting a group practice, starting a private practice, marketing a practice, closing a practice, and managing a practice.
Right now I focus ...
TCPR: Dr. Standifer, can you tell us a little about your background working with adults with autism?
I am a researcher and instructional designer in a support office for state vocational rehabilitation agencies. We cover a wide range of disabilities and educate vocational rehab counselors about best practices on specific disabilities or specific approaches to employment.
TCPR: Can you please define what, generally, is “vocational rehab”?
Every state vocational ...
A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation usually includes questions about a patient’s spirituality and religious beliefs, but there is little research to show whether or how spiritual or religious factors may contribute to mental health.
A recent study demonstrates that belief in God is significantly associated with better treatment outcomes, although the reasons for this connection remain unknown.
Researchers recruited 159 patients in a psychiatric day-treatment program in an academic hospital in the Boston area.
Interviewing patients ...