Arnold Richards, M.D., is a psychoanalyst and former editor of The American Psychoanalyst and Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA). Richards also is the Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Psychoanalysis.net magazine. Richards is a board member and former chair of YIVO.
Richards became an editor for The American Psychoanalyst in 1989. He redesigned the format and content of the newsletter during his term as editor. From 1994 to 2003, Richards was an editor for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA). He is a faculty member of the American Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Metropolitan Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Richards presented the 50th annual Leo Baeck Memorial lecture in 2006. In 2014, he participated in the Senior Sino-American Continual Training Project of Psychoanalysis.
Writing and research
He presented "A.A. Brill: The Politics of Exclusion and the Politics of Pluralism" in November 1995. 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.
Awards and recognition
Richards received the Mary S. Sigourney Award in 2000. He is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and received its Distinguished Contributor Award in 2004. In 2013, Richards received the Hans W. Loewald award.
Richards' parents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe; his father was from Podolia and his mother was from Galicia. Richards grew up in Brooklyn, New York in a Yiddish and English speaking household.
Richards is married to Arlene Kramer Richards, a practicing psychoanalyst, and lives in an apartment in Manhattan and a condo in Palm Beach, Florida.