Symposium on Psychology and National Security at the Italian Embassy The Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC recently hosted the first of 2 workshops on Leaders and Terrorists: Psychological Perspectives on National Security. The well-attended symposium drew upon the growing interest in exploring and utilizing all the elements of national power, including so-called “soft power”—the ability to attract and persuade others in order to influence their behavior and obtain desired outcomes.
Networking, Professionalism, and the Internet The digital revolution has transformed society and forever altered the practice of psychiatry. Technology permeates our daily lives and poses new social and professional challenges
2012 Physicians Compensation Survey: How Psychiatrists Are Faring How Are Psychiatrists Faring?
These charts are culled from the annual Physicians Compensation Survey, which is conducted by the editorial staff of Physicians Practice—a sister publication of Psychiatric Times. This year, more than 1311 physicians of all specialties completed the survey . . . 287 of the respondents are psychiatrists. The charts you see here show how those 287 responded to just a few of the survey questions.
Social Media Tools for Mental Health Professionals (Video) Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are turning to social media to help them build, manage, market, and diversify their practices. The challenge is in maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality. In Part 1 of this 2-part webcast, Dr David Ballard discusses the emergence of social media marketing by clinicians:
Balancing Your Professional and Personal Life (Video) Career fulfillment, free time, maximum revenue—a perfect triad for every clinician—but one too seldom realized. In fact, physician burnout is a very real—and common—phenomenon. In the first known national study on the topic, researchers found that nearly half of physicians experienced at least 1 symptom of burnout.1
Once a Psychiatrist, Always a Psychiatrist? When I retired from clinical work,, I knew I would continue being a psychiatrist in some way. Like writing blogs. Like presenting on eco-psychiatry. Like continuing to serve on boards and think tanks. Like having the world view of a psychiatrist, even though I always tried to avoid acting like one in everyday life.
Tomorrow’s Psychiatrists, Tomorrow’s Leaders It was Match Day, 1977. I had just earned a spot in a psychiatry residency and could not have been happier. So when a distinguished professor (from another specialty) approached me, I smiled and prepared to receive his congratulations. Instead, he frowned and told me “what a waste” it was for me to pursue psychiatry.
Should Physicians Be Experts on Cost? It was during my third year of medical school when I was first identified as a medical expert. A college friend asked my opinion about his father’s medical condition and assumed I would be helpful. “I don’t know anything, why is he asking me,” I thought.
A “Real” Psychiatrist As the end of my intern year approached, one of my chief residents told me that second year is the year “you really become a psychiatrist.”
Mental Notes: Letter to a Young Psychiatrist It’s easy to give advice, hard to receive it, harder still to live it. The privilege of youth is action; of age, experience. Nature resists combining both. Experience is a comb you get when you’re bald.