Presenter: Jennifer Leah Goetz, MD
Webinar Date: July 20, 2023
Format: 1 hr webinar recording
From Shame and Stigma to Connection and Healing
During this presentation, you will hear Dr. Goetz’s personal experience in managing mental illness as a practicing physician. She will discuss the growing phenomenon of burnout, depression and suicide among mental health care providers, and how she overcame depression and found the stamina to continue practicing. She will discuss stigma and shame as it relates to mental health and help-seeking behaviors. Dr. Goetz will also outline strategies for supporting colleagues and trainees who might be struggling as they treat children and adults with complex psychiatric diagnoses.
About Dr. Jennifer Leah Goetz
Jennifer Leah Goetz is double board certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She completed her internship in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and her general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry training at MGH and McLean, where she also served as administrative chief resident during her final year of general psychiatry training. Following training, she moved to Baltimore and served as medical director of the child and adolescent inpatient unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During her time at Johns Hopkins she helped run the eating disorder clinical service, was an associate program director of the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program and co-directed the medical student course in psychiatry. She recently relocated back to the Boston-area and is an attending psychiatrist on various inpatient units at McLean hospital and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She specializes in the care and treatment of those with eating disorders and enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows across specialties. Given her clinical expertise in eating disorders, she has a wealth of clinical experience at the intersection of ethical and legal issues in psychiatry.
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