Dr. Stanley Goldstein - Author and Psychologist

A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life

Reflections on the White House Firing or When to Fire Yourself

August 13, 2018

Tags: White House, employment, workplace, job

After experiencing several highly stressful jobs, I came to an important conclusion: That while choosing the right job is important, it's even more important to know when to leave it. My suggestions follow.

Quit your job, if you have the economic freedom to do so, of course:

(1) When the political infighting has become intolerable. (more…)

Employer Practice, Worker Motivation, and My Encounter with a Genius

August 18, 2015

Tags: work, employment, youth

In addition to private clinical practice and writing, Iíve worked at hospitals, clinics, and a Community Mental Health Center, where I had both service and administrative responsibilities. While the clinical work was mostly enjoyable, the working atmosphere varied. At some settings, the co-workers were a boon; at others, the atmosphere could be accurately labeled as being ď (more…)