Black Psychiatrists and American Psychiatry / Edition 1

Black Psychiatrists and American Psychiatry / Edition 1

by Jeanne Spurlock
     
 

ISBN-10: 089042411X

ISBN-13: 9780890424117

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Presenting a vivid historical account of the contributions that black psychiatrists have made to American psychiatry, this work documents the growth and influence of the group in tandem with the advancement of the field as a whole. It provides us with an appreciation for what the pioneers accomplished and the hurdles they overcame.

Spurlock and the book's many

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Presenting a vivid historical account of the contributions that black psychiatrists have made to American psychiatry, this work documents the growth and influence of the group in tandem with the advancement of the field as a whole. It provides us with an appreciation for what the pioneers accomplished and the hurdles they overcame.

Spurlock and the book's many distinguished contributors provide an overview of the history spanning generations and various areas of psychiatry. It covers: • The early and contemporary pioneers and their contributions to modern psychiatry• Surveys of black psychiatrists in academia, child psychiatry, psychiatric research, forensic psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, which provide an enlightening view of their experiences• Personal reflections from some of the pioneers, which allow the reader to step into their shoes and experience how they lived• Barriers and coping mechanisms of black psychiatrists• Current mental health issues affecting African Americans

A useful work for psychiatry students or residents and for anyone interested in the history of American psychiatry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890424117
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Part I: Historical Reviews. Early and contemporary pioneers. Development of a department of psychiatry in a general hospital. Community psychiatry and work in the public sector. Development of the Department of Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College. Participant observer: the experiences of a black transcultural psychiatrist, 1972--1994. Black Americans in military psychiatry. Part II: Surveys. Black psychiatrists and academia. Child and adolescent psychiatrists. Black psychiatric researchers. Forensic psychiatrists. Psychoanalysts. Part III: Personal Reminiscences. Reflections of a commissioner of mental health and a head of a department of psychiatry. Reflections on the career of a black psychiatrist in the veterans administration. Part IV: Current Mental Health Issues Affecting African Americans. Mental health issues affecting African Americans. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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