Richard B. Gartner (born in New York City ca. 1947) is a clinical psychologist who was trained both as a family therapist and an interpersonal psychoanalyst. One of the founders of , he is a Past President of the organization and is now its media spokesman. He is known for his research and clinical work in the area of child sexual abuse against boys and its aftermath for them as men.
A Jewish American, Gartner is a graduate of the William Alanson White Institute for Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychiatry (wawhite.org) in New York City, founded its Sexual Abuse Service and served as its director for 11 years. He is also a training and supervising analyst and on the faculty of the White Institute.
He is also known as an author of the books such as Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men and Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse, as well as the editor of Memories of Sexual Betrayal: Truth, Fantasy, Repression, and Dissociation.Betrayed as Boys was Runner-up for the 2001 Gradiva Award for Best Book on a Clinical Subject given by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalyis (NAAP) and was translated into Japanese language in 2005 under the title Shōnen e no Seiteki Gyakutai: Danseihigaisha no Shintekigaishō to Seishinbunseki Chiryō.
He has spoken in numerous venues about male sexual victimization, including the American... Read More