Curriculam Vitae

Richard H. Tuch, M.D.

Current Positions/Affiliations:
• Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
• Dean of Training, The New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP) , Los Angeles, California (an affiliate institute of The American Psychoanalytic Association)
• Training and Supervising Analyst, The New Center for Psychoanalysis
• Training and Supervising Analyst, The Psychoanalytic Center for California
• Emeritus Staff, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
• Full Time Private Practice in West Los Angeles: 1800 Fairburn Ave., Ste. 206, Los Angeles, CA 90025. 310-474-1960.

• B.A.: University of California, Santa Barbara (1971)
• M.D.: University of Southern California School of Medicine (1975)
• Internship: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (1976)
• Residency: U.C.L.A. (1976-9)
• Psychoanalytic Training: The Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (now the NCP)

• Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, 1981
• Certified in Psychoanalysis, 1992

Former Positions:
• Medical Director, Treatment Centers of America, S. F. Valley (1984-1987)
• Clinical Director, Adult Program, CPC Westwood Hospital (1988-1993)

• Recipient of the Karl A. Menninger Memorial Award for Psychoanalytic Writing. Presented by the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1995.
• Recipient of the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award.
Presented by the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2008

Specialization/Focus of Interest:
• Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, including phobias
• Martial Conflict
• Interpersonal Difficulties
• Repetitive, self-destructive behaviors

Peer-Reviewed Journals
• 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

• Bogus aims, unpossessable objects, elusive goals: A further contribution to the psychoanalytic theory of greed. (2011) In Greed: Sex, Money, Power & Politics. New York: International Psychoanalytic Books

• The Single Woman – Married Man Syndrome (2000): New York, Jason Aronson, Inc.

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

• The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Mentalizing Tales of Dating and Marriage (in press, Routledge, Inc. Release date: August, 2013).


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