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Dr. Richardson is a clinical and academic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with a longstanding interest in sexual development, early child development, self esteem regulation, and parenting.
Dr. Richardson is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. A faculty member of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, he is a recipient of the Center’s Howard Klar Teacher of the Year Award; the Lionel Ovesey Award for research, writing, and teaching; and the Alexander Beller Award for outstanding contributions to psychoanalytic writing. His teaching has also been recognized with the APA's Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents and the Columbia Psychiatry Residency Roger A. MacKinnon Award for Outstanding Teacher of Psychiatry.
Dr. Richardson is a past recipient of fellowship awards from the American Medical Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.
Dr. Richardson is co-author with Peter Parnell of And Tango Makes Three (Simon & Schuster, 2005), a picture book which tells the true story of two male penguins living in the Central Park Zoo who together try to hatch their own chick. Their book was recognized as an American Library Association Notable Book and has received the Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, the Gustavus Meyers Award, and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist.
Dr. Richardson is also co-author with Dr. Mark Schuster of Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask) (Crown, 2003), a book promoting the sexual education of parents. He has lectured throughout the United States on the subject of child and teen sexuality and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on the Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, and NPR’s Morning Edition, among other national programs.
He served for two seasons as the Psychiatric Advisor to the HBO series In Treatment.
Dr. Richardson is in full time private practice in Greenwich Village.
Richardson, J. Complexity in the curriculum: sexuality in psychoanalytic training. Panelist. Mary Target, Chair. British Psychoanalytic Council, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Now Conference, London, October 2010
Richardson, J. Grasping the epistemological divide in psychiatric and psychoanalytic writing about Childhood Attention Deficit Disorder. Discussion of a paper by Esther Fine, American Psychoanalytic Association Winter Meeting, January 2010.
Richardson, J. The theoretically perplexed candidate. In Teaching Psychoanalysis in an Era of Epistemological Angst, Elizabeth Auchincloss, Chair, American Psychoanalytic Association Winter Meeting, January 2006.
Richardson, J. and Schuster, M. Everything you never wanted your kids to know about sex (but were afraid they'd ask). Crown, New York, 2003.
Richardson, J. Finding the disorder in gender identity disorder: a reply to Kenneth J. Zucker, PhD. Harvard Rev Psych. May/June 1999; 7(1).
2016 Elected Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
2011 Howard Klar Teacher of the Year Award, Columbia Psychoanalytic Center
2010 Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, the American Psychiatric Association
2010 Roger A. MacKinnon Award for Outstanding Teacher of Psychiatry, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program
2004 Lionel Ovesey Award for psychoanalytic research, writing, and teaching, Columbia Psychoanalytic Center
2003 Alexander Beller Award for an outstanding contribution to psychoanalytic scholarship, Columbia Psychoanalytic Center
1994 Paul M. Howard Prize for the overall outstanding resident, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
1994 Mel Kayce Award for the outstanding resident in psychodynamic psychotherapy, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
1993 American Medial Association/Burroughs Wellcome Leadership Award
1993 American Psychoanalytic Association Fellowship
1992 Ginsburg Fellowship, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry