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Collaboration, Collision, and Curiosity - How Psychiatrists and Therapists Can Cooperate in the Management of Shared Patients

By: Zev Jacob Alexander, MD, MMSc

Date: Wednesday February 3, 2021
Time: 19:30 - 21:30 IST
2:30-4:30 EST
Location: Online

In the busy world of outpatient private practice, the medical model and the framework of the psychotherapeutic approach are often at odds with one another. Patients can struggle to understand the various roles of the various professionals involved in their care. Clinicians might not communicate with one another more than once or not at all about a patient. It does not need to be this way. Patients, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Psychologists, the family and those supporting the patient all gain when there is effective blending of treatment.

This Seminar will present suggestions and practical tools on how to:

  • Cover the theoretical basics of empowerment and disempowerment.
  • Consider why, when, and how to make referrals to one another
  • Maintain continued connections and sharing of the case progress and challenges that all are experiencing
  • Understand the psychodynamic meaning and impact of the triad of two treaters and a patient in how it shapes the work and empowers the patient to grow and take agency over themselves
  • Create a collegial alliance that improves our own gratification with the work and enhances our professional lives, builds bridges and friendships in our communities, and changes the world.

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