The recent presidential campaign and election have had a strong impact on many patients and clinicians. This guest column and its introduction by Dr Eric Plakun, who edits the psychotherapy section of the journal, note the inevitability that we will all self-disclose, while describing some of the pros and cons and impacts of self-disclosure of a clinician’s political perspectives.
STEELE: Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, and Private Practice, Charleston, SC
PLAKUN: Associate Medical Director, Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy, Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA, and Leader, American Psychiatric Association Psychotherapy Caucus, Arlington, VA
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Please send correspondence to: Thomas E. Steele, MD, 263 B King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).