In her eye-opening, ruthlessly honest account, Darcy Lockman shares the stress, frustratation, and exhilaration of her clinical training as a psychologist in the midst of institutional dysfunction at Brooklyn's Kings County Hospital.
After leaving her career in magazine journalism to become a psychotherapist, Darcy Lockman confronted a slew of challenges including numerous troubling cases, struggles to provide the poor and chronically ill with adequate care, and the general and sometimes humorous indignities of being a trainee in any field. This compelling memoir will by turns deeply move, shock, and enrage you. Hope is t lost though, and Brooklyn Zoo introduces us to the many smart people currently trying to fix the mental health-care system, enhancing our understanding of what psychologists can make possible through their work.
Darcy Lockman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, and Rolling Stone, among others. She lives with her husband and baby daughter in Queens.