Wise elder clinicians

Baum-Baicker, C. (2017). Wise Elder Clinicians. Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, 53(3), 11-16.

Excerpt: I've always had a reverence for older people. Perhaps it stems from the prominent place my grandparents had in my early years or that I’m the youngest in a large extended family—I was always looking up. This, plus a continual hunger to learn from those more senior, fueled a six-year study I conducted some 30-plus years after receiving my PhD in clinical psychology. I interviewed 18 senior psychoanalysts aged 73 to 103 who had been deemed wise by their peers. I wondered, when a life is spent listening to others, what does one learn about the human condition? In terms of how one approaches the work, what—if anything—changes over the course of a career? I also wanted to define “clinical wisdom,” a term that had never been defined in the literature.

Read the article: Baum-Baicker, C. (2017). Wise Elder Clinicians. Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, 53(3), 11-16.



(Something interesting I found)Posted:Dec 01 2017, 12:00 AM by jlmatelski
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