Curriculam Vitae

Richard H. Tuch, M.D.

1800 Fairburn Ave., Ste. 206, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
Graduate: University of Southern California School of Medicine

Postgraduate: Pediatric Internship: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Psychiatric Residency: Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Psychoanalytic Training: Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (Presently, The New Center for Psychoanalysis)

MEDICAL LICENSURE: California, G 32569

BOARD. CERTIFICATION: Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1981

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION: Certified in Psychoanalysis by American Psychoanalytic Assn, 1992


• Full-time Private Practice, West Los Angeles
• Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

• Dean of Psychoanalytic Training, The New Center for Psychoanalysis
• Training and Supervising Analyst: New Center for Psychoanalysis
• Training and Supervising Analyst: The Psychoanalytic Center of California
• Staff Emeritus Status, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center

• Life Fellow, The American Psychiatric Association

• 1984-87 Medical Director, Treatment Centers of America, S. F. Valley
• 1988-93 Clinical Director, Adult Program, CPC Westwood Hospital

• Member, American Psychoanalytic Association
      Fellow, The Board of Professional Standards
      Former Councilor (Board Member of the APsaA)
• Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

• Fellow, International Psychoanalytical Association
• Fellow of the College of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
• Member, Southern California Psychiatric Society
      Former Treasurer of the SCPS
      Former Co-Chair of the Program Committee (for five years)
• Member, California Psychiatric Association
• Member, The Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association, University of California at Los Angeles

Recipient of the Karl A. Menninger Memorial Award for Psychoanalytic Writing. Presented by the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1994.
Recipient of the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award, Presented by the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2008

Research Papers–Peer Reviewed:
Relationships of a Woman’s Menstrual Status and Her Response to Illness in Her Children. Psychosomatic Medicine, Sept.-Oct. 1975, Vol. 37, Number 5.

On the Capacity to be Creative: A Psychological Exploration of Writer’s Block. (1995) Progress in Self Psychology, Vol. XI, ed. A. Goldberg.

Beyond Empathy: Confronting Certain Complexities in Self Psychological Theory. (1997) Psychiatric Quarterly, LXVI pp. 259-282.

The Construction, Reconstruction and Deconstruction of Childhood Memories In Light of Developing Social Cognition. (1999) The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 47:11, pp.155-186.

Questioning the Psychoanalyst’s Authority (2001) Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 49:2, pp. 491-513.

M.M. House Mental Classification Revisited: Intersection of Particular Patient Types and Particular Dentist’s Needs (2003) Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (co-authored Gamer,S., Tuch, R., Garcia, L.) pp. 297-302.

Thinking With, and About, Patients Too Scared to Think (2007) International Journal of Psychoanalysis 88:91-111.

Unraveling the Riddle of Exhibitionism: A Lesson in the Power Tactics of Perverse Interpersonal Relationships (2008) International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2008. 89:143-160

Murder on the Mind: And Other Points Along the Perverse Spectrum (2010) International Journal of Psychoanalysis 2010. 91 (1): 141-162

Thinking Outside the Box: A Metacognitive/Theory of Mind Perspective on Concrete Thinking. (2011) Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 59:4, pp. 765-789.

Morderische Gedanken: Tyrannische Macht und andere Phanomene innerhalb des perversen Spektrums (2011); Internationale PPsychoanalyse 2011 pp. 107-137

BOOKS (and Chapters in books):
The Single Woman – Married Man Syndrome (2000): New York, Jason Aronson, Inc.

The Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis. (2006, R.M. Skelton, Ed.) Executive Editor. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Bogus Aims, Unpossessable Objects, Elusive Goals: A Further Contribution to the Psychoanalytic Theory of Greed (2011) in Greed: Sex, Money, & Politics (ed. E. Ronis and L. Shaw) New York: International Psychoanalytic Press.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Mentalizing Tales of Dating and Marriage (2014). Co-author with J. Mark Thompson. Routledge, London, England.

Freud: The Man; The Method; The Psychoanalytic Movement.

A 1 hour instructional film covering aspects of Freud’s life, the development of the psychoanalytic method, and the politics of the psychoanalytic movement


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