Professional Practice

I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Is my profession therefore that of Medicine, Psychiatry, or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry?

That is where Being With and Saying Goodbye starts out from – from the fact of my professional identity and practice, but I chose to give the book the subtitle Cultivating Therapeutic Attitude in Professional Practice, rather than …in Child and Adolescent Mental Health because, not only was I confident that what I was saying would ring true for other, non-medical, professionals in that area of work, but I was also pretty certain that it would be of interest and relevant to other areas of professional practice – For example Teaching and Social Work as well as Mental Health, and Healthcare more generally.

So, if you are a teacher or a social worker – and not only for children – I hope that you will venture to read Being With and Saying Goodbye, and then comment on this blog.


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