Speaker: Dr. Nancy Rappaport is a graduate of Princeton University and Tufts University School of Medicine. A board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, Rappaport is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School where she teaches undergraduates, medical students, and residents about child development and supervises child psychiatry fellows in local schools. Her research, teaching, and clinical expertise focus on the collaboration between education and psychiatry. Her new book- In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of her Own Mother's Suicide. is the subject of this podcast.
Among other things, Rebecca Daniel-Burke asks the following questions:
- In Her Wake, the story of your mother's suicide, is a deeply personal one. What motivated you to share it with people outside of your immediate family?
- You and your mother share the same name and were both writers. What else do you share when it comes to your mother?
- How has writing In Her Wake changed how you think about your mother?
- How did you approach your mother's story as both a daughter and as a psychiatrist?
- How should a reader experiencing symptoms of depression or other types of mental illness approach your book?
- Has the process of writing In Her Wake changed your approach to therapy and prescribing medications?
- What did you learn about suicide which directly impacted how you work with patients and families?
- What is your understanding of the role of impulsivity in suicide and perceived burden of someone who is suicidal?
- What did you need someone to tell you, or communicate to you, after you found out about your mother's suicide?
- What has it been like for you to share your story and continue to practice as a child psychiatrist?
- ACA has almost 50,000 members, most of whom are practicing clinicians, is there something I have not asked you that you want our members to know?
Running Time: 45:00
Date Recorded: 10/15/11
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Running Time: 45 minutes
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