Using personal anecdotes and experiences, Dr Pearlman will speak about various topics including: becoming a physician and choosing psychiatry as a specialty, psychiatric practice – its ability to assist persons with mental illness as well as its limitations, and advocacy in the face of overt and insidious stigma about mental illness manifest in such domains as accessing mental healthcare and mental health coverage benefits, obtaining transplants, etc. While Dr. Pearlman plans to offer reflections and insights into his career and experiences, he encourages conversation and dialogue for this relaxed atmosphere.
Dr. Barry Perlman‘s memoir, Rearview: A Psychiatrist Reflects on Practice and Advocacy In a Time of Healthcare System Change, was published during 2021. After graduating from Yale Medical School, Perlman, now retired, did his residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After being on its full-time psychiatric faculty, he became the director of psychiatry at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, Yonkers, NY, an affiliate of New York Medical College, where he was Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry. During his career Perlman served as president of the New York State Psychiatric Association. Governor George Pataki appointed him as chair, NYS Mental Health Services Council and to membership on the State Hospital Review and Planning Council.
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