A note to my psychologist
gratifying to be of help to colleagues, including those who like I,
being an "employee" of managed care or a spin-off victim of its impact upon fees
and control over clinical practice. Whether you decide to
continue in clinical practice, stretch its boundaries, supplement it with other
enterprises, or replace it with other work as I do, I encourage you to
grow and try new things. In so doing, you not only help people,
which is why we became psychologists, but expand the horizons of
psychology and yourself.
I am a
staunch supporter of psychologists as experts in everything dealing with
people (which is why I developed the slogan "psychologists are the
people experts" that NYSPA uses in its Public Service Announcements on
TV and radio). I am proud of how smart, well trained, and caring
psychologists are. In addition, I am impressed with their
potential for creativity and innovation.
beyond the familiar is risky and being a pioneer can be scary.
Comfortable roots for existentially re-defining my essence were there all along,
but I didn't
realize I could combine lifelong hobbies professionally.
the age of two, I wanted to become a doctor to help people (although didn't know it was as a psychologist
rather than pediatrician until college) and my mom hooked me on public
speaking. At school, I was always the narrator in plays (rather
than an actress) and likewise loved to write non-fiction. My
led to enthusiasm for photography.
Although fascinated with computers, fixing them, and taking to them like
a duck to water since getting my first one in the early 1980s, working
as a computer professional was not on my radar. I'm too gregarious
to have believed I could be in the zone with a computer, but my computer
style is focused on people relationships and communication. Becoming a
computer professional happened serendipitously. When planning my TV program in 2000, I
wanted a web site for the program's audience. I found techies didn't
know what psychologists do; the difference among psychologists,
psychiatrists, and psychics; or our ethics. I learned web design, only intending to do my own web site.
Psychologists who saw
it asked if I would do theirs. A new niche! It taught me the
importance of recognizing market needs when they
appear. Since then, I am flooded with ideas for new markets for
psychologists and coach psychologists in career fulfillment.
interests professionally. Through varied media, I bring the public
good psychological information
and psychologists who can help them. In designing web sites, I
harness my enjoyment of visual aesthetics and writing, using computer,
photo editing, and video editing technology. My passion for
public speaking continues as I produce my TV program, give workshops and
keynote addresses, and coach others to be comfortable public speakers in my "Public Speaking
for Professional Success®" workshops. It took a while
to find a common denominator for the varied things I do, in order to
connect them in a
memorable sound bite or elevator speech without seeming scattered or as
if having multiple personalities. My speaking and multimedia tech
skills are well integrated as I smoothly move among them so .....multimedia psychologist.
grateful I found work so perfectly matched to me. It is
satisfying, fascinating, and although difficult, fun. Of
course, what fits me will not fit others. If you have not yet
achieved your ideal work essence, whether within clinical practice and/or
developing new services and products, I hope you will find what is as
optimal for you as mine is for
me. Be alert to opportunities to use your strengths and passions
uniquely...grab them...and then tell the world so people use your
services and products!
Public Speaking Workshop I
conducted for the New York State Psychological Association on March 25,
2006, sponsored by its Clinical Division.
American Psychological Association Preconvention Workshop I
conducted on how
to get free multimedia publicity, which included public
speaking training and mock interview practice, for four
hours on August 16, 2007. APA and
its Independent Practice Division 42 sponsored this
continuing education opportunity for psychologists.
Click here for details.
||I gave a Workshop at the American
Psychological Association Convention, "Your Own Web Site: For
Independent Practitioners," sponsored by the Independent
Practice Division on Friday, August 17, 2007.
Workshop about my TV program,
Dr. Carol Goldberg and Company, at the New York State Psychological
Association Convention, May 4, 2007.
Please contact me if your
psychological association would like similar workshops.
Isn't it time to get your own web site designed by an expert in
psychology, not just technology?
help psychologists develop their work and promote it
with an effective web site to succeed in changing markets.