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My Four Decades in Psychiatry

By Alice L Maher - Last updated: Sunday, April 16, 2017

(Consciousness changing, whether we like it or not)

I originally posted this on the Women’s Psychiatry Group Facebook page. Responses were very moving. It was reposted in several other arenas, including the longstanding blog, “Shrink Rap.”

I’ll be 65 next month, I will have been in private practice for nearly 40 years, and I’m trying to decide where to go from here. If you have time, would you help me think through this difficult decision?

I trained in a time and a place when psychiatric treatment, other than for the severe mental illnesses, was about psychoanalysis. Even if you didn’t go on for analytic training (which I did, right after residency, at one of the most classical institutes in NYC), your primary goal was to search for and speak… Continue reading