As Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association from 1974 to 1997, Melvin Sabshin, M.D., brings a unique perspective on the history of post--World War II psychiatry to "Changing American Psychiatry: A Personal Perspective."
Melvin Sabshin, M.D., was Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association from 1974 to 1997. Dr. Sabshin studied medicine at Tulane University. After postgraduate training and a research post at Tulane's Department of Psychiatry, he received an appointment at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, a center of psychiatric research and psychodynamically oriented practice, where he completed psychoanalytic training. In 1961 he was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Sabshin is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
List of PlatesAbout the AuthorForewordIntroductionAcknowledgments Chapter 1. Post--World War II Scene in American PsychiatryChapter 2. A Pathway to PsychiatryChapter 3. Implicit Preparations for a Leadership Role in PsychiatryChapter 4. Reflections During the SearchChapter 5. Clarifying the MissionChapter 6. En Route to EquityChapter 7. International AffairsChapter 8. PsychoanalysisChapter 9. Forensic PsychiatryChapter 10. Evidence-Based Diagnosis and TreatmentChapter 11. Psychiatric ResearchChapter 12. Psychiatric EducationChapter 13. A Changing MembershipChapter 14. Annual MeetingsChapter 15. PublicationsChapter 16. Governance and LeadershipChapter 17. Management of External RelationshipsChapter 18. Social and Community PsychiatryChapter 19. ConclusionsAppendixes:Appendix 1: Selected PapersAppendix 1A: Turning Points in Twentieth-Century American PsychiatryAppendix 1B: The Future of PsychiatryAppendix 2: American Psychiatric Association Speakers of Assembly of District BranchesAppendix 3: Presidential Themes for American Psychiatric Association Annual Meetings, 1984--2008Appendix 4: Officers of the American Psychiatric AssociationAppendix 5: American Psychiatric Association Membership Figures, 1873--2007Appendix 6: Presidents of the American Psychiatric AssociationAppendix 7: American Psychiatric Association Organizational Chart, 2008 and 1986Appendix 8: American Psychiatric Association Joint Commission on Government RelationsAppendix 9: Psychiatry Organizations of InterestAppendix 10: American Psychiatric Association Assembly Area Councils by RegionAppendix 11: Comparison of American PsychiatricAssociation Area and District Branch Membership, 2002--2007Appendix 12: DSM Task Forces and Working GroupsAppendix 13: American Psychiatric Association Medical DirectorsAppendix 14: American Psychiatric Association Governance SystemIndex
In this book, the author takes readers on a journey through psychiatry from the mid to late 1900s by using personal accounts, humor, and historical facts. In doing so, he has created a unique historical perspective on psychiatry. * Doody Enterprises, Inc. * Changing American Psychiatry is a well-documented insider's view of the changing face of psychiatry during the past half century. It will interest anyone concerned with the history of psychiatry or who wants to understand the past as a guide to dealing with current challenges in mental health care. Consequently it will be of value to both mental health practitioners and public policy makers. * PsycCRITIQUES *
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