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The making of a psychiatrist / David S. Viscott.

New York, Arbor House [1972] .
ISBN 0877950490, 9780877950493

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Subjects Psychiatrists -- United States -- Biography.
Psychiatry -- History.
Psychiatry -- Study and teaching.
United States.
Viscott, David S., 1938-
Description 410 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1972]
Notes Autobiographical.
Summary 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.
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.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)514772
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Viscott, David S., 1938-
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