Richard P. Kluft

Clinical Professor
Temple University School of Medicine
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D. practices psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and medical hypnosis in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine and on the faculties of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. Dr. Kluft is the author of over 260 scientific publications, reviews and book chapters, and the editor or solo author of several professional books, most recently Shelter from the Storm (2013). He has presented and taught in 12 countries. A co-founder and past-president of the ISST&D, he has served as president of several additional American and international organizations. His research, teaching, and clinical contributions have received numerous recognitions and awards. Dr. Kluft is also a novelist, author of two mystery/thrillers, Good Shrink/Bad Shrink (2014) and An Obituary to Die For (2016), and the seventeenth century Ashkenazi folk tale in the Chelm (City of Fools) tradition, How Fievel Stole the Moon – A Tale for Sweet Children and Sour Scholars (2014).


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