The Problem of Self-Disclosure with Arnold Richards, M.D. at NYPSI

Dropped on:April 17, 2019
Add One
0.00 avg. rating (0% score) - 0 votes

WORKS IN PROGRESS SEMINAR; The Problem of Self-Disclosure with Arnold Richards, M.D.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 8:00 pm
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)
$20 – General Admission
$15 – Student Admission
No charge for NYPSI members/students
Register HERE, visit or call 212.879.6900

Works in Progress Seminar: The Problem of Self-Disclosure
This paper discusses the difference between self-disclosure and self-revelation particularly from the points of view of self psychology and contemporary Freudian conflict theory and other theoretical points of view. It was stimulated by an exchange between Jeffrey Stern, a self psychologist, about a paper on self-revelation: “I have a dog in the fight.” The pros and cons of self-disclosure are explored in relation to a case presented by Dr. Richards’s (where issues of self-disclosure were present) and the patient’s own comments on Dr. Richards’s write-up of his case are included.  In addition, there is discussion of the history of self-disclosure in psychoanalysis focusing on instances of Freud’s own interference in his patient’s lives. Finally, there is a discussion of changes in the relevance of the analyst’s self-disclosure now that patients can google their analysts and may find out many details of their analysts’ lives on the internet.  The paper is available for distribution before the presentation by emailing

No CME or CE credits offered.

Arnold Richards, M.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and is on the Faculty of the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program and the Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China. He is a member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute; the American Psychological Association, Division 39; the New York Freudian Society, and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York.  He is also Honorary Member of the American Institute of Psychoanalysis/Karen Horney Clinic.

Dr. Richards served as editor of The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA) from 1994 to 2003 and The American Psychoanalyst (TAP, newsletter of The American Psychoanalytic Association) for three years prior to that. He is currently editor of and the publisher of  Dr. Richards was the recipient of the Distinguished Contributor Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He was also winner of the Mary S. Sigourney Award (2000) and the Hans Loewald Awardee of the IFPE (2013). He is the author of Controversial Conversations: Selected papers of Arnold Richards, Volume 1, published by ipbooks, Perspectives on Thought Collectives, Selected papers of Arnold Richards, Volume 2, and numerous other books and papers.

Francis Baudry, M.D., Chair
Works in Progress Seminar


247 East 82nd Street, NY, NY 10028 | 212.879.6900 |

0.00 avg. rating (0% score) - 0 votes

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.