If I am not for myself, who is for me
But if I am for my own self only, what am I,
And if not now, when?
My name is Patricia Farrell and I’m a licensed clinical psychologist and writer with experience in the field of mental health as a practicing clinician, medical writer, researcher, educator and disability consultant. Formerly, I was the National Clinical Monitor for Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC, where I was involved in the first national protocol (Cognex) for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.
I am a WebMD Psychologist/Expert consultant for Anxiety/Panic and have appeared on more national and local TV and radio programs, magazines and newspapers than I care to mention. Let’s just say they include many of the top ones and leave it at that. More information in my bio in Who’s Who in America or Who’s Who in the World. I try to contribute daily tweets on Twitter, so please take a look and, if you want, follow me @drpatfarrell. I am a member of the SAG-AFTRA entertainment union.
My writings include chapters in professional books, articles and my own books, How to Be Your Own Therapist (McGraw-Hill) available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble online. The book has been translated into two versions of Chinese, French and Portuguese. My second book, It’s Not All in Your Head (for persons with MS), is available from Amazon, Work Stress (an ebook), A Social Security Disability Psychological Claims Handbook, and now a new Kindle ebook, Fired Up: A shrink’s musings. There are links to all five books beneath the books’ covers in the left-hand margin, so just click on them. I do have an Author’s Page on Amazon. BTW, How to Be Your Own Therapist is now in Kindle format also.
**RADIO SHOW INTERVIEW LINK, MARCH 6, 2014, 3PM EST where I discussed not only my book, Fired Up, but gave info for new writers and suggestions about what to do and where I see self-publishing going. I think you’ll find it useful and entertaining and it’s a full half-hour. Enjoy.
**Lifesaving videos on new CPR method on the last page of my Videos here.
READ MY BLOG go to: http://drfarrellsblog.blogspot.com
A “must see” documentary on mental health: Kings Park This is the trailer for the film.
Women musicians: Take a look at our Carol Kaye video interview. One of the best guitarists ever.
A Kindle version of “It’s Not All in Your Head” is also available from Amazon and in Nook version from Barnes & Noble.
Don’t have a Kindle but want to read Kindle books? No problem. Amazon offers a free, downloadable program for your PC and your Apple devices as well as others. No need to spend more money for another gadget and that’s just fine. You can also download a free program that I highly recommend and it’s called Calibre. Whatever platform you use, they have a version for it.
My philosophy is simple; all of us, especially healthcare professionals, have a responsibility to give back to our community. This website is one of the ways in which I hope to fulfill that mandate. I hope that you do find it helpful.
Please remember that these pages are intended to serve as starting points for searching out material which you may find useful in a variety of areas. It is not an exhaustive resource and the presence of a link simply means you may want to look at it, not that it is the ultimate authority nor should you give it any inordinate amount of weight. Be sure to scroll down the pages because you’ll find much more.
Must read on my Computers page. Free and really wonderful book on learning the Python programming language. Yes, you can do it.
BULLYING MODULE: Too many kids are the victims of bullying both in school and on the internet. Here’s a link to a Teaching Module on Bullying from The American Psychological Association. Please pass it around to every teacher and counselor you know.
If you’d like to see some of my TV appearances, the following have links embedded into them to take you to that site.
My relaxation video is now on my YouTube Channel and several other sites. Take a look.
The Exercise page on this website has been removed because of a change in the software we are using. You’ll find videos on our Videos page here. Remember that before beginning any exercise routine, check with your physician regarding it.
Today Show with Matt Lauer
Dr. Farrell on Anderson Cooper 360
Good News: “50 Things to Do When You Turn 50”, for which I wrote a chapter and donated my royalties to breast cancer research, has realized $100K in royalties as a result of the multiple authors who all donated their writing. It is hardcover and was published in Fall 2010. Your support will aid cancer research.
TWITTER: Yes, I tweet frequently throughout the day and usually begin early in the morning on the East Coast of the USA. Why? Because I believe that there’s information which is both interesting and vital for people to have. I don’t confine my tweets to psychology or things about therapy or cognition. I include medical information, psychiatry, FDA recalls, info on computers, software, websites, film, apps and other things that strike me as useful. So, I’d appreciate any new “followers” who care to join me on this voyage of discovery. Go to @drpatfarrell and we’re off.
PLEASE NOTE: I do not offer either therapy or advice via the internet or email. While I appreciate the interest that people have shown in their outreaches to me via email, I cannot do this and will not respond to these notes. I would recommend that anyone who is experiencing personal difficulties seek out a qualified, licensed psychologist in their area.
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