Arnold Richards

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Arnold Richards
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ResidenceNew York City
Spouse(s)Arlene Kramer Richards

Arnold Richards, M.D., is a psychoanalyst and former editor of The American Psychoanalyst and Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA).[1][2][3] Richards also is the Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.[4] He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International magazine.[5] Richards is a board member and former chair of YIVO.[6]


Richards became an editor for The American Psychoanalyst in 1989.[7] He redesigned the format and content of the newsletter during his term as editor.[7] From 1994 to 2003, Richards was an editor for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA).[2][4][8] He is a faculty member of the American Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Metropolitan Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.[9] Richards presented the 50th annual Leo Baeck Memorial lecture in 2006.[10] In 2014, he participated in the Senior Sino-American Continual Training Project of Psychoanalysis.[11]

Writing and research[edit]

He presented "A.A. Brill: The Politics of Exclusion and the Politics of Pluralism" in November 1995.[12] He presented "The Organizational Structure of the American Psychoanalytic Association: The Politics of Exclusion" at the 37th annual conference of the International Psychohistorical Association in June 2014.[13]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Richards received the Mary S. Sigourney Award in 2000.[4] He is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and received its Distinguished Contributor Award in 2004.[4][14] In 2013, Richards received the Hans W. Loewald award.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Richards is married to Arlene Kramer Richards, a practicing psychoanalyst, and lives in an apartment in Manhattan. [16]


  • Psychoanalysis: The Science of Mental Conflict - Essays in Honor of Charles Brenner (1986) ISBN 9780881630541
  • Fantasy, Myth, and Reality: Essays in Honor of Jacob A. Arlow (1988) ISBN 9780823618873
  • The Spectrum of Psychoanalysis: Essays in Honor of Martin S. Bergmann (1994) ISBN 9780823645053
  • The Perverse Transference and Other Matters: Essays in Honor of R. Horacio Etchegoyen (1997) ISBN 9780765700711
  • Psychology of Women: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (2000) ISBN 9780823655885
  • The Jewish World of Sigmund Freud: Essays on Cultural Roots and the Problem of Religious Identity (2010) ISBN 9780786444243

Selected publications[edit]

  • Richards, A.D. (1981). Self Theory, Conflict Theory, and the Problem of Hypochondriasis. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 36:319-337.
  • Richards, A.D. (1985). Isakower Like Experience on the Couch: A Contribution to the Psychoanalytic Understanding of Regressive Ego Phenomena. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 54:415-434.
  • Richards, A.D. (1990). The Future of Psychoanalysis: The Past, Present, and Future of Psychoanalytic Theory. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 59:347-369.
  • Richards, A.D. (1992). The Search for the Common Ground. In: The Common Ground of Psychoanalysis edited by Robert S. Wallerstein, Chapter 12, p. 243-266.
  • Richards, A.D. (1996). Psychoanalysis: A Personal Odyssey. In: Career Pathways in Psychiatry: Transition in Changing Times. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press.
  • Richards, A.D. (1999). A. A. Brill And The Politics Of Exclusion. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 47:9-28.
  • Anisfeld, L., Richards, A.D. (2000). The Replacement Child: Variations on a Theme in History and Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 55:301-318.
  • Mosher, P.W., Richards, A. (2005). The History of Membership and Certification in the Apsaa: Old Demons, New Debates. Psychoanalytic Review 92:865-894.
  • Richards, A.D. (2005) Brill, Abraham Arden (1874-1948). International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis.
  • Richards, A.D. (2006). The Creation and Social Transmission of Psychoanalytic Knowledge.Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 54:359-378.
  • Richards, A.D. (2008) Presented Paper: Sigmund Freud's Jewish Identity at Judaism and Psychoanalysis: A Continuing Dialogue. The Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 610 South Michigan Avenue Downtown Chicago, October 5, 2008.
  • Richards, A. (2009). The Need not to Believe: Freud's Godlessness Reconsidered. Psychoanalytic Review 96:561-578.
  • Lynch, A.A., Richards, A.D. (2010). Leo Rangell: The Journey of a Developed Freudian. Psychoanalytic Review 97:361-391.
  • Richards, A. (2013). Freud's Free Clinics: A Tale of Two Continents. Psychoanalytic Review 100:819-838.


  1. ^ Sydney Levin (March 19, 2012). "When Your Mouth Betrays You: The Science and Psychology Behind Slips". Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Eric V. Copage (April 18, 1999). "Putting Up With It Is One Thing, Inflicting It Quite Another".
  3. ^ Edith Kurzweil. "One Hundred Years of Seductions". 65 (2).
  4. ^ a b c d "Arnold D. Richards, M.D." Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "Freud's Free Clinics: A Tale of Two Continents". Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  6. ^ "Writing as Roots" (PDF). Retrieved December 7, 2014.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b "The American Psychoanalytic Association History". Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  8. ^ "The Analyst's Personality: Impact on the Theory of Psychoanalytic Technique". Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  9. ^ "Helping the Patient Look Deeper When the Patient Wants to Stay on the Surface". Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "Leo Baeck Memorial Lectures". Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Arnold Richards in China: On Countertransference, 2014". May 28, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Brill memorial lectures". Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  13. ^ "The Organizational Structure of the American Psychoanalytic Association: The Politics of Exclusion by Arnold Richards". June 4, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  14. ^ "Transference and Countertransference with Arnold Richards at MITTP". October 1, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  15. ^ "Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award". Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  16. ^ Salman Akhtar (2012). Between Hours: A Collection of Poems by Psychoanalysts.

Richards, A. (2017). Psychoanalysis in Crisis: Art, Science or Ideology? JASPER, vol. 1, # 1, pp. 43-59.