Dr. Frank Alexander Clark ’02
Medical Director and Division Chief, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Clark is the Medical Director and Division Chief for Adult Inpatient and Consultant Liaison Services at Prisma Health Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry Clinical at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville. #ItsGreatToBeAScot
When asked about his advice for this senior class, Dr. Clark shares:
Be kind to yourself. Increase self-compassion and decrease self-criticism. Be open to diversity of thought and experience. Increase cognitive flexibility. Find what gives you meaning in life.
What is the coolest thing you’ve done in your career?
o The ability to see my patients achieve peace and healing through a holistic treatment approach
o Co-founding the Healing Harmonies Program through collaboration with the South Carolina Philharmonic: https://www.scphilharmonic.com/…/for…/healing-harmonies/
How have you used your liberal arts education in your career?
o Creation of the Healing Harmonies program
o Served as a consultant on several short films that have a mental health theme. They have appeared on HBO, BET, and CBS.
o I have a passion for the arts and humanities. I enjoy writing and publishing poetry that has a mental health theme: https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/hail-to-floyd