DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
INSTRUCTOR, DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Education and Training
Adult Psychiatry Residency, University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
M.D. College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University.
M.A. Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University.
M.Phil. Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University.
After ten years on the East Coast, where I worked and taught at the Cambridge Hospital/Harvard residency program and Brown University, we were drawn to New Mexico by its beauty and by the clinical and teaching opportunities at UNM. I work with residents and students through the psychiatric education department.
My research interests are at the border between medicine and anthropology. They concern the ethnographic and phenomenological study of healing and healers. Particular interests include the conditions of trust in healing, hierarchies of resort for treatment among people with mental illness, the spectra of medical theories (from empiricism to rationalism and realism to constructivism), the medical interview as a speech event, and the use of persuasion and rhetoric in clinical interactions.
I am also the Director of the Office of Professionalism for UNMH Health Sciences Center.
"Medical Practice and Anthropological Bias." Social Science and
Medicine 40(12): 1655-1661, 1995
"Trust and the Healing
Encounter: An examination of an unorthodox healing performance”
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 2000 21(4) 305-319
referred to a consultation-liaison psychiatry clinic” P.Wilkinson,
J.Bolton, C.Bass. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
2001 16: 100-105
“Referrals to a
Liaison Psychiatry Clinic in a general hospital: A report on 900
cases” C. Bass, J.Bolton, P.Wilkinson. Acta Psychiatrica
Scandinavica 2002, Vol 105: 117-125.
“The Third Presence: Working with non-English-speaking patients and
interpreters” Transcultural Psychiatry 2002, Vol 39 (1): 97-114
“Collective Wisdom: A survey of clinician-educators regarding recommended texts to encourage wisdom in their trainees”
Academic Psychiatry 2011 35:160-164.
“Between the quack and the fanatic: movements in our self belief”
Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy. 2011 14(3):281-285.
“Aristotle in the general psychiatry clinic.” Academic Psychiatry (in press)