Daniela V. Gitlin’s memoir, Practice, Practice, Practice: This Psychiatrist’s Life, gives readers a fly-on-the-wall view of therapy sessions along with actual transcripts of what’s going through her mind as she’s working, living and saving the day (or trying to).
Written with unsparing candor and a light touch, these interconnected clinical and personal tales reveal a way of thinking that is essential for learning actively, living fully and doing good work— with a sense of wonder— year after year. Whether you’re simply curious, already in the field or a mental health educator, you’re sure to get some ideas for what to do (or not do!) with the people in your life.
Daniela is a rural psychiatrist in private practice with her husband in upstate New York, north of the Adirondack Park. In addition to seeing patients, running the practice, empty nesting and staying married, she writes for the Psychotherapy Networker, blogs at danielagitlin.com and has the next book under construction.
In the book’s acknowledgements, she gives shout outs to fellow writers and colleagues, her publishing team — and the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop “for being a funtastic writers’ resource and especially for hosting the panel that led to my publisher.”