This new book by Glen Gabbard, Laura Roberts, and four coauthors is appealing because of its broad-based coverage of so many central issues of professionalism in psychiatry. The book comprises 10 chapters, with the initial one providing an overview of the evolution of professionalism in medicine and psychiatry. Chapter 2, reflecting Laura Roberts' enduring interest in medical ethics, discusses in a reader-friendly fashion the ethical constructs that define clinical practice and is a succinct review of the basic professional skills required for ethical psychiatric practice. Discussion of how to anticipate an ethically risky situation, which according to the authors may be more characteristic of psychiatry than of any other specialty, is especially relevant and persuasive. Psychiatry, they argue, appears to be held to higher standards compared with some other specialties because of the inherent vulnerability of our patients and the intense doctor-patient relationships that characterize psychiatric treatment. The third chapter, on professionalism in the clinical relationship, elucidates the effect of the therapeutic relationship on the patient and the treatment of boundary crossings and violations. It should be required reading for every psychiatric resident. This chapter, obviously written by Gabbard (chapter authors are not identified), also discusses the importance of the frame in psychotherapy, the primacy of confidentiality, self-disclosure, the language and clothing of the clinician, the receiving of gifts, and the inherent dangers of physical contact. The destructiveness of posttermination sexual contact is well explicated. Undoubtedly once again written by Gabbard and based on his previous articles, chapter 4 provides a balanced and vital discussion of professionalism and boundaries in cyberspace. Every clinician contemplating a Facebook page should read this chapter. Recommendations and guidelines are provided for every aspect of cyberspace. Chapter 6 provides a concise discussion of ethnocultural, sexual, gender, and race issues and is firmly anchored in clinical practice. This is not a chapter on culture-bound syndromes, cultural variation in the presentation of psychiatric disorders, or cultural approaches to special patient populations. All content of this chapter is devoted to the enhancement of the treatment relationship. The chapters on conflict of interest and interprofessional and intercollegial relationships are most informative. The discussion of diagnosis and treatment of the disruptive physician (another one of Gabbard's interests) is superb and includes specific recommendations about assessing fitness for duty. The penultimate and ultimate chapters of the book discuss training and educational issues, chiefly in terms of the power of the “hidden curriculum” (what teachers actually do and say as reflected in their behavior toward and about patients and colleagues and the potent effect it has on psychiatrists in training and their patients). The well-known intergenerational transmission of unprofessional behavior is detailed. Many educators are unaware of the traumatic deidealization of the student and resident when unprofessional behavior, such as verbal abuse, is practiced by their teachers and supervisors (2).