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Sophia Richman, Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical Consultant;

B.A. 1962, M.S. 1965, City College of New York
Ph.D. 1970, New York University

Office Address: 

303 Second Avenue, Suite 5
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.533.3383

590 Highland Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043
Phone: 973.783.3366

Areas of Research/Interest: 

· Trauma
· The creative process
· Creative transformations of trauma
· Autobiographical narratives
· Comparative psychoanalysis


Sophia Richman, Ph.D., ABPP is a psychologist licensed in New York and in New Jersey. She holds a Diplomate in Psychoanalysis from the American Board of Professional Psychology. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Richman is a Supervisor/Clinical Consultant at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey and a faculty member of the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. Dr. Richman is the author of A Wolf in the Attic: The Legacy of a Hidden Child of the Holocaust (Routledge, 2002), winner of the 2003 Award for Scholarship from the Jewish Women's Caucus of the Association for Women in Psychology and Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma (Routledge, 2014).

Selected Publications:

Richman, S. (2014) Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma. New York: Routledge.

Richman, S. (2013). Out of Darkness: Reverberation of Trauma and its Creative Transformation, Psychoanalytic Dialogues. 23:3, 362-376.

Richman, S. (2012). “Too Young to Remember”: Recovering and Integrating the Unacknowledged Known in Goodman & Myers (Eds), The Power of Witnessing (pp.105-118.) New York: Routledge.

Richman, S. (2010). From Hidden Child to Godless Jew: A Personal Journey. Women and Therapy, 33:3 & 4, 189-202.

Richman, S. (2009). Secrets and Mystifications; Finding Meaning through Memoir,  Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 6:2, 67-75.

Richman, S. (2007) Lucky in Misfortune: A Review Essay. Newsletter of the Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association. Vol. XXVII, 1, pp. 40-43.

Richman, S. (2007, March). Experiencing the Holocaust: Reverberations of a hidden childhood, Clio’s Psyche, 13:4, 180-182.

Richman, S. (2006). Remembering to forget to remember: Response to Anna Ornstein, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 42:4, 673-680.

Richman, S. (2006). Finding one’s voice: Transforming trauma into autobiographical narrative. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 42:4, 639-650.

Richman, S. (2006). When the analyst writes a memoir: Clinical implications of biographic Disclosure, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 42:3, 367-392.

Richman, S. (2004). From hiding to healing: A psychoanalyst’s narrative of personal trauma. NYSPA Notebook Vol. XVI, No. 3 (pp. 2-7)

Richman, S. (2002). A Wolf in the Attic: The Legacy of a Hidden Child of the Holocaust. New York: Routledge.

Updated on 03/25/2014