In my previous 30 years of experience as a psychoanalyst I have learned about the wide variety of challenges that physicians encounter in their professional lives. These complex challenges may lead to valued professional goals not being met, to a sense of futility and to personal exhaustion – all of which may have a dreadful impact on personal and family life. My more recent training as a Certified Physician Development Coach has focused my attention on the process of coaching physicians to address their current challenge – a challenge which may be personal, relational and/or organizational.
The physician coaching process that I provide will focus on the particular current challenge that you are facing. I will make use of my background experience as a psychoanalyst to help you develop a deeper understanding of the personal, relational and/or organizational dynamics that may have contributed to the challenge you are facing - and that may have impeded your efforts to resolve them. Our shared thoughtful exploration of these issues will provide an opportunity for personal growth, help you to address the challenge you are dealing with and support your achievement of your self-chosen goal. I want you to feel authentically your ‘true' self and to experience a sense of fulfillment in both your professional life and your personal life.
Physicians may encounter challenges that arise from within themselves as they may be in internal conflict with regard to their professional work, their relationships with other health care professionals, the development of their career and their commitment to personal and family life.
Physicians may also encounter difficulties in communicating and collaborating with other health care professionals. This may lead to interpersonal tensions, emotional exhaustion, feelings of cynicism and a low sense of personal accomplishment – all of which may lead to poor self-care and to physician burnout.Read More
Physicians may encounter challenges that are located at the interface between themselves and the organizational environment within which they are working. Some features of the work environment may compromise the physician's current efforts to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling career.Read More