Thursday, May 22, 2014
Richard Gottlieb, MD, is the 2013 recipient of the Brenner Teaching Award, to be presented on June 10th. The Award, for Outstanding Contributions to Psychoanalytic Education, was established in 1993 in honor of Charles Brenner, M.D. in recognition of his devotion to psychoanalytic education.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014 is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Anxiety, depression, and behavioral disturbances are all too common in children. Yet, busy pediatricians and other primary care providers can feel easily frustrated by the lack of mental health supports for the children and families in their care. Not only are mental health clinicians, especially in public clinics, burdened by the sheer numbers of children in need, but, they also face an enormous challenge in trying to develop effective methods to help these children and their families. In such demanding settings, it is all too easy to forget that THE most important therapeutic ingredient in all situations is LISTENING to the child and family. By careful listening, the clinician can hear the child's story and, in turn, will be able to implement an appropriate therapeutic plan.