How to Succeed in Psychiatry is not a source of clinical information but a survival guide to help you through the first years practising psychiatry. This book covers the topics you won t find in standard textbooks. It deals with daily problems and practical solutions for young psychiatrists. Psychiatric training is less team based than other specialties, so there is less opportunity for learning from colleagues than one would expect: this book helps to fill that gap.
The book opens with an overview of psychiatry training, describing the similarities and differences among various countries. Subsequent chapters address the opportunities for research and how to publish the results. Psychotherapy and community psychiatry each merit their own chapter on training.
Next, the book guides you through the transition phase into a job, discussing opportunities in both the public and private sectors and considering how to choose the best career for you. It reviews important general considerations, such as ethics, professionalism, leadership and management, how to avoid stress and burn out, and how to liaise with other specialties. The book closes with an account of the role of psychiatry associations and continuing professional development.
Written by early career psychiatrists from around the world, this book provides invaluable first–hand experience to all those wishing to embark on a career in this exciting discipline.
- Practical tips for young psychiatrists starting their careers on the wards or in private practice
- Advice on the transition phase at the end of training, career choice and job opportunities
1 Training in psychiatry today: European and US perspectives 1Martina Rojnic Kuzman, Kajsa B. Norstrom, Stephanie Colin, Clare Oakley and Joseph Stoklosa
2 How to start a research career in psychiatry 18Domenico Giacco, Mario Luciano, Sameer Jauhar and Andrea Fiorillo
3 Publications in psychiatry: how to do and what to do 36Amit Malik and Gregory Lydall
4 Training in psychotherapy: where are we now? 50Clare Oakley, Larissa Ryan and Molly McVoy
5 Training in community psychiatry 64Giuseppe Carr` a, Paola Sciarini, Fiona Nolan and Massimo Clerici
6 Why, what and how should early career psychiatrists learn about phenomenological psychopathology? 82Umberto Volpe and Henning Sass
7 The psychiatrist in the digital era: new opportunities and new challenges for early career psychiatrists 98Umberto Volpe, Michael Davis and Davor Mucic
8 Portrayals of mental illness in different cultures: influence on training 122Joshua Blum and Sameer Jauhar
9 Recruitment of medical students into psychiatry 136Adriana Mihai, Otilia Butiu and Julian Beezhold
10 Not quite there yet? The transition from psychiatric training to practice as a psychiatric specialist 147Florian Riese, Virginio Salvi, Paul J. O′Leary and Corrado De Rosa
11 When things go wrong: errors, negligence, misconduct, complaints and litigation 161Julian Beezhold, Stavroula Boukouvala, Nya Maughn and Kate Manley
12 New ways of working: innovative cross–sector care in a competitive mental health environment 182Kai C. Treichel and Magdalena Peckskamp
13 Choosing a career in psychiatry and setting priorities 197Joshua Blum and Andrea Fiorillo
14 How to collaborate with other specialties 211Silvia Ferrari, Joshua Blum and Patrick Kelly
15 Where they need us. . . Opportunities for young psychiatrists to help in developing countries 236Felipe Picon
16 Professional responsibility in mental health: what early career psychiatrists really need to know 246Alexander Nawka and Gregory Lydall
17 The role of ethics in psychiatric training and practice 259Cecile Hanon, Defne Eraslan, Dominique Mathis, Abigail L. Donovan and Marianne Kastrup
18 Coercive measures and involuntary hospital admissions in psychiatry 273Valeria Del Vecchio, Andrea Fiorillo, Corrado De Rosa and Adriana Mihai
19 Mental health problems of early career psychiatrists: from diagnosis to treatment strategies 283Nikolina Jovanovi´c, Julian Beezhold, Adriana Mihai, Olivier Andlauer, Sarah Johnson and Marianne Kastrup
20 Leadership, management and administrative issues for early career psychiatrists 296Julian Beezhold, Kate Manley, Emma Brandon, Victor Buwalda and Marianne Kastrup
21 Why should I pay for it? The importance of being members of psychiatric associations 311Andrea Fiorillo, Iris Tatjana Calliess and Domenico Giacco
I will gladly use this book as a reference for residents and medical students. (Doody s, 2 November 2012)
"The authors of How to Succeed in Psychiatry have named it a survival guide, bridging the gap between psychiatric training and clinical practice. The main parts of the book are written by those who still remember the transition; almost fifty early career psychiatrists from around the world. In twenty–one concise, informative and relevant chapters, it covers topics ranging from networking and stress management to scientific writing and career choice. The subjects are diverse but specific,in that they are all essential to consider before embarking into a career in psychiatry.
How to Succeed in Psychiatry is not a source of clinical information, rather everything except: It reviews nothing they told you at medical school, but offers all the tips and tricks your more experienced colleagues should have told you.I can warmly recommend this book to those who, in one way or another, see themselves as an early career psychiatrist." Read the full review here.
[Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2012]