Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

by Laura Weiss Roberts, Donald M. Hilty
     
 

Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is an essential guide to everything that they don't teach in traditional medical and psychiatric training about how to begin -- and further develop -- an academic career. Covering many aspects of early career development that the authors wish they had been told about when they started

Overview

Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is an essential guide to everything that they don't teach in traditional medical and psychiatric training about how to begin -- and further develop -- an academic career. Covering many aspects of early career development that the authors wish they had been told about when they started their own academic careers, this book is densely packed with practical information that every academic psychiatrist or behavioral scientist can use right away. The Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is both a training manual and a guide for academicians in the real world.

In six main sections written by 36 expert contributors, this eminently practical text covers most everything that academic faculty members do: • Getting Started -- Approaching a career in academic psychiatry, including key attributes of faculty members and strategies for academically oriented residents in psychiatry, women and minorities, and psychologists and other health professionals• Getting There -- Preparing effective curriculum vitaes, interviewing for academic positions, and evaluating offers• Once You're There -- Managing your time, creating and understanding budgets, aligning your goals with those of colleagues/department/institution, understanding and preparing for the process of academic promotion, negotiating with the chairperson, and developing ethics skills• Becoming an Educator -- Giving difficult feedback, teaching in small groups, writing test questions, conducting assessments, and writing letters of recommendation• Developing Your Academic Skills -- Conducting research, evaluating clinical research studies, publishing manuscripts, being a manuscript reviewer, navigating the grant application process, and approaching research, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement projects• Continuing to Grow Professionally -- Getting and maintaining certification, being a good mentor and colleague, networking, and creating a positive early career environment

Written for a broad audience, from academic psychiatrists and psychologists, medical physicians, and private practice teachers to residents/fellows, medical students, department chairs, and deans, the unique Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers helpful illustrations and extensive references, worksheets, and web resources to prepare psychiatrists and other mental health professionals for fulfilling, successful careers in both private practice and academia.

Quite simply, Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has earned its place among the core texts for faculty development courses in psychiatry and medicine.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (Assurance Health and Wellness)
Description: With chapter topics ranging from preparing for a career in academic psychiatry to evaluating clinical research studies, this book outlines many of the tips current academicians wish they had been told when starting their journey in academia.
Purpose: The authors hope this book will condense vast expertise and experience in the area of academic psychiatry into a resource to "save you valuable time so that you may be effective, experience joy, and find success in your professional life."
Audience: While useful for anyone interested in understanding the advantages and disadvantages of a position in an academic institution, this book is focused mainly on those wishing to pursue or enhance their current experience in academic psychiatry.
Features: This book offers strategies in a wide range of topics beginning with preparation for an academic career and continuing through to becoming a more valued faculty member by enhancing your educational, academic, and professional skills. Each chapter ends with sections titled "Smart Strategies" and "Questions to Discuss with a Mentor or Colleague," providing unique insight and advice for particular areas of interest or further exploration.
Assessment: Given the unique nature of the topic, it is difficult to think of anther title so devoted to the advancement of an individual's career in academic psychiatry that it provides a succinct outline for the process. With the changing face of academia, challenges consistently arise creating a constant need for flexibility and creativity within the structure of an academic institution. This book should assist those interested in navigating the seemingly uncharted waters of establishing oneself in the field of academia, as well as those attempting to achieve further goals, such as obtaining promotions and tenure. While each institution is unique and has its own challenges, the broad strokes presented should enable improvement in skills, and possibly, one's standing within a department.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585627158
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/03/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Donald M. Hilty, M.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, in Sacramento, California.

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