Arthur Lynch

Arthur Lynch has taught at the Columbia School of Social Work since 1983. His 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 has worked in a variety of settings including family and children’s services, substance abuse services, and correctional and mental health services. In these fields, he has held a variety of positions ranging from clinician to director. From 1993 to 2003, Dr. Lynch served as the Director of Mental Health Services for the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation’s Office of Correctional Health Services. Since 2003, he has served on the Board of Directors for the American Institute for Psychoanalysis (AIP), a not-for-profit training program, and served as the president of the board from 2009 through 2015. He is currently a senior faculty member and a training and supervising analyst at AIP.

Dr. Lynch 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 at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China. With Arlene K. Richards and Lucille Spria, he was the recipient of the 2014 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. He maintains a private practice in New York City.

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.

Select Publications:

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 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.