FEED concludes the CHEKHOV & ME strand of programming with the medical doctor Richard Brockman. Dr Brockman is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University. In this response, Brockman draws beautiful connections between a life in the theater and a life as a medical doctor which, like Chekhov’s, are Brockman’s own two professional spheres.
We hope you have enjoyed this series of chats.
RICHARD BROCKMAN, M.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and on the faculty of the Columbia Psychoanalytic Association. His book, A Map of the Mind, was published by International Universities Press. He has written over 30 articles published in professional journals and in The Atlantic Monthly, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Readers Digest. His primary research interest is the interface between psychotherapy and neurobiology. He was named the Teichner Scholar for 2011-12 and has given grand rounds presentations at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the St. Lukes-Roosevelt Medical Center, and the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has given presentations at annual meetings of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, and the American Psychoanalytic Association as well as at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Science (NIMHANS) at Bangalore, India. Richard is a playwright whose produced plays include “Angels Don’t Dance,” “The Interrogation of a Well Dressed Lady,” “The Black Devil,” “Unprotected Sex,” “5 o’clock,” “Informed Consent,” “Lake Effect,” and “Good Behavior,” which have been performed off and offoff-Broadway in New York, Fringe in London and regional theaters. He has received awards and grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Cynosure, the Texas Film Commission, the South by SouthWest Film Festival, the 7 Devils Playwrights Conference as well as recognition from the Samuel French Best Short Play Festivals of 2001 and 2005.