Dr. Lynch has taught courses at the Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW), since 1983. These courses include: Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Clinical Applications to Psychopathology, Ego Psychology and Object Relations Theory and Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Dr. Lynch received a DSW from Columbia University in 1983 (converted to a Ph.D. in 2011) and an MSW in 1976 from Adelphi University.
Dr. Lynch has worked in a diversity of settings including: family and children’s services, substance abuse services, correctional and mental health services. In these fields Dr. Lynch has held a variety of positions from clinician through director. From 1993 to 2003, he held the post of Director of Mental Health Services for the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation’s Office of Correctional Health Services. Since 2003, Dr. Lynch has served on the Board of Directors for the American Institute for Psychoanalysis (“AIP”), a not for profit training program and was it’s President from 2009 through 2015. He remains a senior faculty member, training and supervising analyst at AIP. He is a Visiting Professor and head of training for the Chinese American Psychoanalysis continuous training program at the Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy affiliated with Tongii Medical School, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in Wuhan, China. In 2014, with Arlene K. Richards and Lucille Spria, he was the recipient of the Gradiva Award for Anthologies for their work: “Encounters with Loneliness, Only the Lonely.” His most recent book (2015) is: “Psychoanalysis: Critical Conversations. The selected papers of Arnold D. Richards, MD.” In addition to teaching, he is in private practice in New York City.
Lynch, A.A. (2015), Integrative Plurality in Psychoanalysis. In: Psychoanalysis: A Critical Discourse. The selected papers of Arnold D. Richards. Lynch, A.A. (editor). New York: I.P.Books, pp. xi-xxxiii.
Lynch, A.A. (editor). Psychoanalysis: Critical Conversations. The selected Papers of Arnold D. Richards, Vol. I. New York: I.P. Books.
Richards, A.K., Spira, L. & Lynch, A.A., (Editors) (2013). Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely., New York: I.P. Books.
Lynch, A.A., On the Complex Nature of Loneliness. Richards, Spira, & Lynch, (Eds). Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely. New York: I.P. Books, 2013.
Richards, A. D. & Lynch, A. A. (2010). From ego psychology to contemporary conflict theory: An historical overview. In Steven Ellman (ed.) When Theories Touch. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson Inc.
Lynch, A. A. & Richards, A. D. (2010). Leo Rangell: The journey of a developed Freudian. The Psychoanalytic Review, 97(3).
Lynch A. A. (2010). A Report on “The Future of Psychoanalytic Education: Preservation and Innovation.” The Candidate, 4(1).
Richards, A. D. & Lynch, A. A. (2008). The identity of psychoanalysis and psychoanalysts. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 25, 203-219.
Lynch, A. A., Bachant, J. L., & Richards, A. D. (2008). Erotic transference and the spectrum of interaction. International Psychoanalysis.net. March 27, 2008.
Lynch, A. A. (2006). My Theory: by Leo Rangell – An essay review. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 66.
Bachant, J., Lynch, A. A. & Richards, A. (1996). On Perspectives, theories, model, and friends: A reply to the relationalists. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 13(1), 153-156.
Richards, A. D., & Lynch, A. A. (1997). Merton Gill: A place in the psychoanalytic firmament. The Annual of Psychoanalysis, Vol. XXIV.