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The making of a psychiatrist

Author: David S Viscott
Publisher: New York, Arbor House [1972]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is by a psychiatrist not afraid to reveal himself, to question the shibboleths of his profession while remaining a respected member within it. In his remarkable narrative, David S. Viscott gives a totally personal account of his training (from medical school through his own analysis), a provocative appraisal of traditional attitudes and techniques, and an insight into the human principles guiding his own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David S Viscott; David S Viscott; David S Viscott
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Viscott
ISBN: 0877950490 9780877950493
OCLC Number: 514772
Notes: Autobiographical.
Description: 410 pages 24 cm
Contents: Up from medicine: great expectations --
Introductions: welcoming committee, the residents, the ward --
First patients, first encounters --
Will failure spoil Harold Parker? --
What's it all about, David ...? --
Case presentation --
Evening duty --
The group --
Techniques --
Two patients--opening gambits --
Taking stock: six down, six to go --
Suicides and other emergencies --
Strangers in the night --
Spring madness --
Conspiracy against the weak --
The state hospital --
"Running" the chronic ward --
Two patients--middle ground --
The acute service: end-of-term state hospital--an end to madness --
The OPD (outpatient department), including "the analyst's love is his silence" --
Other places, other views (including delinquent kids, doctors, parents, judges) --
Therapy in the OPD --
Brookfield--hospital for the criminally insane --
Mac and Charlie: me and my kid patient --
Two patients--end game --
Quacks, or nobody's perfect but ... --
Setting up, cover-up, and the court clinic --
Private practice, politics for a friend, in love with a special patient --
Healing myself, future imperfect --
Postscript: some free advice to patients in psychotherapy.
Responsibility: David S. Viscott.

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This book is by a psychiatrist not afraid to reveal himself, to question the shibboleths of his profession while remaining a respected member within it. In his remarkable narrative, David S. Viscott gives a totally personal account of his training (from medical school through his own analysis), a provocative appraisal of traditional attitudes and techniques, and an insight into the human principles guiding his own practice and philosophy of psychiatry.-from dust jacket.

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