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Pharmacologist, psychotherapist or psycho-pharmacologist? The identity problem

Władysław Sterna, Anna Sterna
Psychiatria 2016;13(3):153-158.

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Vol 13, No 3 (2016)
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Abstract

At the root of an integrated treatment model lies the assumption that patient is treated by one specialist. This specialist is responsible both for psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. In polish conditions this specialist is most often a psychiatrist. The authors discuss possible difficulties which may arise while two identities must be combined — psychiatric and psychotherapeutic one. There are main conflicts described in the article which can occur within the process of identity matching. The authors undertake the problem of identity and underline its importance within the process of professional development. Basing of literature, recommendations which may be helpful are formulated.

Abstract

At the root of an integrated treatment model lies the assumption that patient is treated by one specialist. This specialist is responsible both for psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. In polish conditions this specialist is most often a psychiatrist. The authors discuss possible difficulties which may arise while two identities must be combined — psychiatric and psychotherapeutic one. There are main conflicts described in the article which can occur within the process of identity matching. The authors undertake the problem of identity and underline its importance within the process of professional development. Basing of literature, recommendations which may be helpful are formulated.

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Keywords

psychiatrist, psychotherapist, integrated treatment, professional identity

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Title

Pharmacologist, psychotherapist or psycho-pharmacologist? The identity problem

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 13, No 3 (2016)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

153-158

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2016;13(3):153-158.

Keywords

psychiatrist
psychotherapist
integrated treatment
professional identity

Authors

Władysław Sterna
Anna Sterna

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