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Richard Honig, Md, FABP

Currently I am in the full time private practice of adult and child psychiatry and adult psychoanalysis in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Prior to migrating to the Berkshires nine years ago, I spent 42 years in Cincinnati, Ohio where I received psychoanalytic training at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute and then served on the faculty, eventually as a Training and Supervising Analyst. During this time, my many educational and administrative responsibilities included serving as Director of Outreach, Dean, and Co-Director. During this time I also served APSA as a member of BOPS and the COI. I also served on the editorial board and book review editorial section of JAPA.

Since moving to the Berkshires I have been on the faculty of The Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute where I am a TA/SA, teach, and chair the Progression Committee. I am also a geographical rule TA/SA at the Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute. Prior to my move, I served on the Board of Directors of Austen Riggs where I am now an associate member of the teaching faculty.

Over the years, my research interests have included assessing the long term effects of trauma on children and adolescents resulting from natural disasters as well as investigating the organizational functioning of psychoanalytic institutes during times of unusual stress.

I was honored to be invited to join the ABPsa Board. I view the work of ABPsa as crucial to the maintenance of professional standards for our discipline.

Professional Positions

  • Board Member, American Board of Psychoanalysis 2020-present
  • Member at Large, Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute 2019-present
  • Member of Board of Trustees, Austin Riggs Center 2008-2013
  • Attending Psychiatrist, Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Unit. Jewish Hospital  1984-1989
  • Consultant, Clermont County Children's Protective Services 1987-1989
  • Supervisor, Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Service. Cincinnati General Hospital.  1975-1978

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Faculty, Austen Riggs Center.  2013-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 2013-2016
  • Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies. 2005-present
  • Book Review Editorial Board. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  2004-present
  • Faculty, Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.  1984-present
  • Assistant Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 1978-present

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • International Psychoanalytic Association
  • Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Society
  • Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute


  • 1971: National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1977: American Board of Psychiatry
  • 1990: Certified in Adult Psychoanalysis, The American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 2017: Certified in Adult Psychoanalysis.  The American Board of Psychoanalysis

Papers & Book Reviews

  • "Working With the Delinquent Within His Community" (1968). Unpublished study presented as part of NIMH Fellowship Program at Berkshire Farm for Boys

  • "Group Meetings on Adolescent Medical Ward". Adolescence.  (1978)

  • "Portraits of Survival: A Twenty Year Follow-Up of The Children of Buffalo Creek", Honig, et al.  The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, Vol 48/1993

  • "Assessing Long Term Trauma Effects: Diagnosing Symptoms of Avoidance and Numbing", Honig, et al. American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 156:3/1999

  • "Assessing the Long Term Effects of Disasters Occurring During Childhood and Adolescence: Questions of Perspective and Methodology", Chapter in Trauma and Adolescence. Edited by Max Sugar, M.D., International Universities Press, 1999.

  • "Restoration of Institutional Integrity in the Wake of Sexual Boundary Violations: A Case Study", Honig and Barron.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Vol61:5/2013

Book Reviews

  • “The Internal Word and Attachment", Geoff Goodman.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 53/4, 2005
  • "The Road to Unity in Psychoanalytic Theory", Leo Rangell.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 56/1, 2008
  • "Dare to be Human, A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Journey", Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 56/1, 2008
  • "Memory, Myth and Seduction: Unconscious Fantasy and the Interpretative Process", Jean-Georges Schimek.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 59/6, 2011
  • "The Possible Profession, The Analytic Process of Change", Theodore J. Jacobs. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 61/5,2013
  • “ A Psychoanalytic Institute’s Response to Existential Threats: A Case Study of Organizational Self-Inquiry and External Consultation”, James W. Barron, Richard G. Honig, and Phil S. Lebowitz

Organizational Appointments

Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute

  • Training and Supervising Analyst (2013)
  • Chair, Progression Committee (2015-present)
  • Member at Large, Board of Directors (2019-present)
  • Education Committee (2013-present)

Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute

  • Othida Krug Lecture Committee  - Children's Psychiatric Center (1984-present)
  • Consultation Committee (1986-2002)
  • Chair, Teacher Education Committee (1986-1995)
  • Education Committee (1990-present)
  • Research Committee (1992-present)
  • Director, Extension Division (1992-1997)
  • Training and Supervising Analyst (1996)
  • Chair, Progression Committee (1997-2003)
  • Dean (1997-2003)
  • Chair, Faculty Development Committee (2003-present)
  • Chair, Jack Lindy, M.D. Faculty Student Enrichment Fund (2002-present)
  • Chair, Louis Spitz, M.D. Visiting Professor Lectureship (2003-present)
  • Chair, Outreach Committee (2006-2012)
  • Co-Director (2006-2012)
  • Chair, Admissions Committee (2102-2014)

Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis

  • Geographic Rule Supervising Analyst (2015)
  • Geographic Rule Training Analyst (2019)

American Psychoanalytic Association (2002-present)

  • Fellow, Board of Standards (1997-2003)
  • Committee on Institutes (2005-2012)
  • Cope Study Group: New Technologies (2015-present)

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