An assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, Josh Gibson, MD, also operates a private practice in San Francisco, where he focuses on clinical and occupational psychiatry. Josh Gibson, MD, has given a number of presentations at professional gatherings over the years and helped pen the e-book CAREERS – A Brainwise Guide to Finding Fulfillment at Work.
Published in 2012, CAREERS explores the concept of being happy in one’s profession and finding an appropriate work-life balance. The book addresses two questions: what will you do for a career, and how will you get to that desired point? The authors offer advice from professionals who have already achieved satisfying careers and couple the advice with relevant scientific findings from psychology and neurology.
The authors distill their knowledge into seven chapters, and in each they discuss a specific positive behavior that reflects elements of essential brain function. Beginning with a chapter on change and ending with one on sacrifice, the book is designed to guide readers through the process of finding sustainable fulfillment in their professional and personal lives.
Josh Gibson, MD, has worked as a psychiatrist in the San Francisco area of California’s East Bay for nearly 15 years. When he is not providing clinical care in areas of psychotherapy and medication management, Josh Gibson, MD, engages in a variety of professional projects and initiatives. During his time with the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, he led the group that authored CAREERS.
CAREERS: A Brainwise Guide to Fulfillment at Work is a book that provides readers with a platform for considering different career paths. Placing an emphasis on the ideal yet elusive balance between professional success and personal fulfillment, the book includes extensive conversations with successful individuals who have found satisfaction in both areas.
These discussions are enhanced by the latest research in areas of psychology and neuroscience. The result is a comprehensive but readable breakdown of the seven core behaviors that allow individuals to not just survive their professional lives, but thrive in them. These areas of behavior include the tendencies to change, risk, reflect, endure, and explore. To learn more about these seven behavioral traits or the science behind CAREERS, please visit www.careersthebook.com.