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Women in psychiatry : personal perspectives /
edited by Donna M. Norris, Geetha Jayaram, Annelle B. Primm.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Arlington, VA : American Psychiatric Pub., c2012.
description
xxiv, 321 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
158562408X (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781585624089 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Arlington, VA : American Psychiatric Pub., c2012.
isbn
158562408X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781585624089 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Embarking on a career path : persistence, process, and psychiatry / Andrea M. Brownridge -- A woman of culture and compassion from the Carolinas / Crystal R. Bullard -- Emerging from the shadow and exposed to the light / Hind Benjelloun -- An early-career perspective on work, parenthood, and leadership : you can have it all, you just can't have it all right now / Amy Ursano -- Farmer's daughter excels in psychiatry / Deborah Deas -- Finding my way : a nontraditional career in psychiatry / Mary E. Barber -- Getting to the inner circle : the long, hard road / Jo-Ellyn M. Ryall -- An adventurous journey : from the holy city to the windy city / Surinder Nand -- Mission driven and road tested : a career path in psychiatry / Anita S. Everett -- A community psychiatrist straddling worlds and bridging chasms / Annelle B. Primm -- Administration, advocacy, and academics : one woman's experience / Patricia R. Recupero -- Specializing in the wholly impossible / Altha J. Stewart -- The challenges of leadership : a womans perspective / Ann Marie Sullivan -- Having the courage and conviction to succeed / Donna M. Norris -- Army psychiatrist / Elspeth Cameron Ritchie -- A serendipitous career : from cowboy to out lesbian faculty psychiatrist / Ellen Haller -- Another immigrant's tale : so near and yet so far / Geetha Jayaram -- Receiving effective support while making culture and language changes / Esperanza Diaz -- Unexpected adventures behind the walls / Cassandra F. Newkirk -- My partly planned journey : what has worked for me / Gail E. Robinson -- Centering / Mary Jane England with M. J. Doherty.
catalogue key
8504308
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Donna M. Norris, M.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Geetha Jayaram, M.D., M.B.A, is Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Health Policy Management, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Annelee B. Primm, M.D., M.P.H., is Deputy Medical Director and Director, Office of Minority/National Affairs, American Psychiatric Association, Arlington, Virginia.
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Women entering psychiatry or other health care professions face challenges their male counterparts do not. In Women in Psychiatry: Personal Perspectives, 21 female leaders in psychiatric medicine trace the paths they followed to enter and excel in this profession. The book is a testimony to the progress women have made in the field of psychiatry, especially since the feminist movement began in the 1970s. The stories of these accomplished women are frankly presented and illustrate strategies they have used to balance their private and professional lives and to overcome barriers to their development as women professionals in medical careers. Women in Psychiatry clearly demonstrates where an interest in science or medicine can lead when combined with determination, guidance, experience, mentoring, perseverance, and organizational support. The featured women represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, positions, career pathways, and accomplishments. Each of their stories is unique. This book offers not only fascinating insights into leadership and achievement, but also inspiration and must-read practical guidance to anyone interested in a similar career.
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Women entering psychiatry or other health care professions face challenges their male counterparts do not. In Women in Psychiatry: Personal Perspectives , 21 female leaders in psychiatric medicine trace the paths they followed to enter and excel in this profession. The book is a testimony to the progress women have made in the field of psychiatry, especially since the feminist movement began in the 1970s. The stories of these accomplished women are frankly presented and illustrate strategies they have used to balance their private and professional lives and to overcome barriers to their development as women professionals in medical careers. Women in Psychiatry clearly demonstrates where an interest in science or medicine can lead when combined with determination, guidance, experience, mentoring, perseverance, and organizational support. The featured women represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, positions, career pathways, and accomplishments. Each of their stories is unique. This book offers not only fascinating insights into leadership and achievement, but also inspiration and must-read practical guidance to anyone interested in a similar career.
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Women entering psychiatry or other health care professions face challenges their male counterparts do not. In Women in Psychiatry: Personal Perspectives, 21 female leaders in psychiatric medicine trace the paths they followed to enter and excel in this profession. The book is a testimony to the progress women have made in the field of psychiatry, especially since the beginning of the feminist movement in the 1970s. The stories of these accomplished women are frankly presented and illustrate strategies they have used to balance their private and professional lives and to overcome barriers to their advancement as female professionals in medical careers. Women in Psychiatry clearly demonstrates where an interest in science or medicine can lead when combined with determination, guidance, experience, mentoring, perseverance, and organizational support. The featured women represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, positions, career pathways, and accomplishments. Each of their stories is unique. This book offers not only fascinating insights into leadership and achievement, but also inspiration and must-read practical guidance to anyone interested in a similar career.
Reviews
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"This book offers an unusual opportunity to learn about the careers in psychiatry of a number of women from disparate backgrounds, many from minority areas. These women followed wide range of pathways to reach their professional goals. The book provides insights into the combination of background, historical moment, individual talents, and the role of mentors and supports that have led to success. There are also unique personal histories, interesting in themselves and for their diversity."- Malkah Tolpin Notman M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA
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Summaries
Main Description
In Women in Psychiatry , 21 accomplished women psychiatrists in private practice, teaching institutions, hospitals, public health treatment programs, and leadership positions reveal both the challenges and rewards of being in a wide array of professional positions. The stories are heartfelt and personal as well as professional accounts of obstacles overcome and milestones achieved. In a field once completely dominated by men, nearly one-third of physicians who identified themselves as practicing psychiatry in the U.S. were women, and the diversity of their approaches to the practice of psychiatry is encouragingly illustrated in this book. Women in Psychiatry clearly demonstrates where an interest in science or medicine can lead when combined with determination, guidance, experience, mentoring, perseverance, and organizational support. The featured women represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, positions, career pathways, and accomplishments. All the authors share lessons learned and provide recommendations on what they found helpful in achieving their goals of personal and professional fulfillment. These chapters present many common themes among women professionals both within and outside of psychiatry, including handling pregnancy and motherhood while building a career, the potential strain between women and men in the field, and some of the income and leadership role inequities that still exist. Features and benefits of Women in Psychiatry include: Insights into career paths through descriptions of pivotal events and decisions that shaped their careers as scientists. Perspectives and advice on how to balance personal and professional responsibilities, both in training and in practice. Illustrations of the role played by cultural and linguistic background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, subspecialty, place of employment, and work setting. The importance of mentorship throughout the process, first as a recipient and ultimately as a mentor to other women entering the field. Strategies these authors used to accomplish goals and the various styles of leadership that helped them reach those goals. The historical context for understanding that until recent decades, despite irrefutable evidence that women in the biomedical professions are capable, there were few in most fields with the exception of nursing, dental hygiene, and elementary science teaching. Women in Psychiatry is the ideal book for women who are considering a career in psychiatry or other areas of medicine. It is also a book for partners and spouses of women in medicine and psychiatry. It is an inspirational and educational document that women and men, whether in medicine or other, nonrelated careers, can value and appreciate through the recounting of personal and professional experiences that made a difference.
Main Description
Women entering psychiatry or other health care professions face challenges their male counterparts do not. In Women in Psychiatry: Personal Perspectives, 21 female leaders in psychiatric medicine trace the paths they followed to enter and excel in this profession. The book is a testimony to the progress women have made in the field of psychiatry, especially since the feminist movement began in the 1970s. The stories of these accomplished women are frankly presented and illustrate strategies they have used to balance their private and professional lives and to overcome barriers to their development as women professionals in medical careers. Women in Psychiatry clearly demonstrates where an interest in science or medicine can lead when combined with determination, guidance, experience, mentoring, perseverance, and organizational support. The featured women represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, positions, career pathways, and accomplishments. Each of their stories is unique. This book offers not only fascinating insights into leadership and achievement, but also inspiration and must-read practical guidance to anyone interested in a similar career. Book jacket.
Main Description
In Women in Psychiatry, 21 accomplished women psychiatrists in private practice, teaching institutions, hospitals, public health treatment programs, and leadership positions reveal both the challenges and rewards of being in a wide array of professional positions. The stories are heartfelt and personal as well as professional accounts of obstacles overcome and milestones achieved. In a field once completely dominated by men, nearly one-third of physicians who identified themselves as practicing psychiatry in the U.S. were women, and the diversity of their approaches to the practice of psychiatry is encouragingly illustrated in this book. Women in Psychiatry clearly demonstrates where an interest in science or medicine can lead when combined with determination, guidance, experience, mentoring, perseverance, and organizational support. The featured women represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, positions, career pathways, and accomplishments. All the authors share lessons learned and provide recommendations on what they found helpful in achieving their goals of personal and professional fulfillment. These chapters present many common themes among women professionals both within and outside of psychiatry, including handling pregnancy and motherhood while building a career, the potential strain between women and men in the field, and some of the income and leadership role inequities that still exist. Features and benefits of Women in Psychiatry include: Insights into career paths through descriptions of pivotal events and decisions that shaped their careers as scientists. Perspectives and advice on how to balance personal and professional responsibilities, both in training and in practice. Illustrations of the role played by cultural and linguistic background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, subspecialty, place of employment, and work setting. The importance of mentorship throughout the process, first as a recipient and ultimately as a mentor to other women entering the field. Strategies these authors used to accomplish goals and the various styles of leadership that helped them reach those goals. The historical context for understanding that until recent decades, despite irrefutable evidence that women in the biomedical professions are capable, there were few in most fields with the exception of nursing, dental hygiene, and elementary science teaching. Women in Psychiatry is the ideal book for women who are considering a career in psychiatry or other areas of medicine. It is also a book for partners and spouses of women in medicine and psychiatry. It is an inspirational and educational document that women and men, whether in medicine or other, nonrelated careers, can value and appreciate through the recounting of personal and professional experiences that made a difference.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Forewordp. xvii
Introductionp. xxi
The Early Years
Embarking on a Career Path: Persistance, Process, and Psychiatryp. 3
A Woman of Culture and Compassion From the Carolinasp. 13
Emerging From the Shadow and Exposed to the Lightp. 31
An Early-Career Perspective on Work, Parenthood, and Leadership: You Can Have It All, You Just Can't Have It All Right Nowp. 43
Mid-Career and Beyond: A Mosaic
Farmer's Daughter Excels in Psychiatryp. 55
Finding My Way: A Nontraditional Career in Psychiatryp. 71
Getting to the Inner Circle: The Long, Hard Roadp. 89
An Adventurous Journey: From the Holy City to the Windy Cityp. 101
Mission Driven and Road Tested: A Career Path in Psychiatryp. 115
A Community Psychiatrist Straddling Worlds and Bridging Chasmsp. 133
Administration, Advocary, and Academics: One Woman's Experiencep. 147
Specializing in the Wholly Impossiblep. 161
The Challenges of Leadership: A Woman's Perspectivep. 177
Having the Courage and Conviction to Succeedp. 189
Army Psychiatristp. 207
A Serendipitous Career: From Cowboy to Out Lesbian Faculty Psychiatristp. 215
Another Immigrant's Tale: So Near and Yet So Farp. 225
Receiving Effective Support While Making Culture and Language Changesp. 237
Unexpected Adventures Behind the Wallsp. 249
My Partly Planned Journey: What Has Worked for Mep. 267
Centeringp. 281
Indexp. 303
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