The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology : Looking Back and Moving Ahead

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The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Looking Back and Moving Ahead honors the 75th anniversary of the ABPN by reviewing the Board's history and evolution, describing the subspecialties and the role that certification plays in their practice, explaining the current status of the ABPN's programs, and exploring future directions. A substantive contribution to our understanding of the historical and contemporary issues that confront the Board, the profession, and the community of practitioners, this book  Provides in-depth chapters on the neurological subspecialties, including child neurology, clinical neurophysiology, vascular neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Explores the psychiatric subspecialties in detailed chapters on addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and forensic psychiatry. Describes the evolution and ongoing management of the credentialing process, including exam development, administration, and scoring. Addresses the critical importance of ethical standards and their integral role in certification, licensing, and practice. Discusses the future of board certification and the importance of recertification and lifelong learning. With chapters written primarily by current or former ABPN directors or senior staff members, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Looking Back and Moving Ahead will be invaluable to candidates, training programs, and institutions preparing for certification; diplomates seeking to maintain certification; and subspecialists desiring to understand the role of certification in their more

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  • Hardback | 363 pages
  • 160.02 x 241.3 x 33.02mm | 771.1g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 22 Halftones, black and white; 2 Line drawings, unspecified; 9 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624306
  • 9781585624300

About Michael J. Aminoff

Michael J. Aminoff, M.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.P., is Distinguished Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.Larry R. Faulkner, M.D., is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., in Buffalo Grove, more

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This definitive history of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) shows how the Board, by defining core competencies in psychiatry and neurology, established national guidelines and standards for certification during an era of unparalleled technical and therapeutic advances. Understanding how the various specialties and subspecialties evolved, and how the credentialing process was conceived, developed, and adapted to reflect changes in clinical practice, is invaluable to both the candidate approaching the certification exams and the diplomate seeking to maintain certification. In addition, the book's emphasis on the future as well as the past provides a framework for thinking about the contemporary issues that confront the individual clinician and the community as a whole. The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Looking Back and Moving Ahead provides persuasive testimony that those earning certification have achieved an exceptional standard of professionalism, expertise, commitment to lifelong learning, and adherence to ethical standards, as well as assurance that the ABPN will continue to provide this service to the profession -- and the public -- at the highest more

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"Astonishing in its ambition, scope, and honest self-reflection, the ABPN's 75th Anniversary volume tells the story of the birth and maturation of our field. Contemporary leaders in psychiatry and neurology describe the history and trajectory of the Board, whose hand, seen and unseen, has profoundly shaped modern American psychiatry and, indeed, the face of the modern psychiatrist. Ranging from witty descriptions of the "Giants of American Psychiatry" to the struggle to transcend guild interests to meet the public interest, this volume surprises the reader with the background we thought we knew but did not, and the clarity of the vision for the future we did not know but all should."-- "Richard F. Summers, M.D., President, American Association of Directors of Residency Training (AADPRT), Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Director of Residency Training, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA"show more

Table of contents

ContributorsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I: Historical OverviewChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. The Founding of the ABPNChapter 3. A Selective History of the ABPNChapter 4. Sketches of Selected Giants of NeurologyChapter 5. Sketches of Selected Giants of PsychiatryPart II: NeurologyChapter 6. The Examination in NeurologyChapter 7. Child NeurologyChapter 8. Clinical NeurophysiologyChapter 9. Vascular NeurologyChapter 10. Neuromuscular MedicineChapter 11. Neurodevelopmental DisabilitiesPart III: PsychiatryChapter 12. The Examination in PsychiatryChapter 13. Addiction PsychiatryChapter 14. Child and Adolescent PsychiatryChapter 15. Geriatric PsychiatryChapter 16. Psychosomatic MedicineChapter 17. Forensic PsychiatryPart IV: At the ABPNChapter 18. Board Governance and FinancesChapter 19. Developing and Scoring Multiple-Choice ExaminationsChapter 20. Credentialing and Examination AdministrationChapter 21. The ABPN Goes ElectronicChapter 22. The View From the Executive OfficePart V: The ABPN and Professional OrganizationsChapter 23. The ABPN and Professional Organizations in PsychiatryChapter 24. The ABPN and Professional Organizations in NeurologyChapter 25. The Residency Review Committees in Psychiatry and NeurologyPart VI: Future DirectionsChapter 26. From MCAT to MDChapter 27. Thoughts About Accreditation in Graduate Medical EducationChapter 28. The Future of Board CertificationChapter 29. Licensing and CertificationChapter 30. Recertification and Maintenance of Certification: Lifelong Learning for Psychiatrists and NeurologistsChapter 31. Strategic Planning at the ABPN: The Way ForwardAppendix: ABPN Board MembersIndexshow more

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