Richard C. Friedman, MD
Dr. Friedman and Co-author Dr. Jennifer Downey published an invited Special
Article on Homosexuality in The New England Journal of Medicine
in 1994. Another article, on female homosexuality received an award from
The Journal of The American Psychoanalytic Association as the
Journal’s best publication of 1998. Friedman's and Downey’s
most recent book "Sexual Orientation and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Sexual Science and Clinical Practice," was re-issued by Columbia University Press in 2008. Presently, Drs. Friedman and Downey are working on their next book, which concerns sexuality and dynamic psychotherapy. Jennifer Downey and Richard Friedman serve as Co-chairs of the Human Sexuality Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP).
In the spring of 2005 Friedman delivered the Joseph Sandler lecture sponsored by The International Psychoanalytic Association, on the issue of homosexuality in psychoanalysis. This was published as a chapter in the book Identity, Gender and Sexuality 150 years after Freud.
In October 2009, Richard Friedman was selected as a recipient of the Mary S. Sigourney Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the Field of Psychoanalysis. (click here to read more on the Sigorney Award Trust website)
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