Handbook of Psychiatric Consultation with Children and Youth

  • Norman R. Bernstein
  • James Sussex

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. George Tarjan
      Pages 1-4
  3. The Temperament and Preparation of the Consultant

    1. Norman R. Bernstein, H. Donald Dunton
      Pages 5-18
  4. The Consultant, the Family, and Divorce

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Jack C. Westman
      Pages 71-83
    3. Joseph D. Noshpitz
      Pages 85-102
  5. The Consultant in the Clinical Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. William H. Sack, Herbert M. Woodcock
      Pages 105-126
    3. Joseph M. Green
      Pages 137-147
    4. Norbert B. Enzer
      Pages 149-166
  6. The Consultant and the Educational System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Philip DiMattia
      Pages 169-183
    3. Richmond Holder
      Pages 197-211
    4. Robert S. Adams
      Pages 213-228
    5. Lee H. Willer
      Pages 229-245
  7. Special Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Hugh C. Thompson
      Pages 249-259
    3. Virginia N. Wilking
      Pages 261-270
    4. Raquel Cohen
      Pages 271-289
  8. Special problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Henry H. Work
      Pages 293-298
    3. Elva Poznavski
      Pages 319-330
    4. John G. Clark, Michael D. Lanzone
      Pages 373-386
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 387-400

About this book


I have spent the best part of the last quarter of a century working on the con­ sultation service at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Much of my satisfaction has stemmed from working with nonpsychiatric physicians, especially in having them come to realize the value of psychological methods in the treatment of their patients. It has always been my belief that learning to understand the patient's mental life was as much a part of medicine as the taking of vital signs. To treat adequately, certainly to treat well, a physician must know something of his patient's thought processes. Teaching others the value of this knowledge is the first step in educating them to seek ways of learning it themselves. Rarely can this be done in the lecture hall. One can best pique curiosity by demon­ strating worth, and that is done at the bedside or in whatever setting the con­ sultation is carried out. Every consultation then carries an implicit imperative to attest its value. It can be covert teaching at its best. I have found the practice of consultation psychiatry satisfying and compelling enough to want to remain in it for at least another quarter of a century .


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Editors and affiliations

  • Norman R. Bernstein
    • 1
  • James Sussex
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6706-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6704-8
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