Richard Beck

RICHARD BECK, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Social Work, and a psychotherapist in Private Practice in New York City, with expertise in treating trauma and working with individuals, couples and groups. Richard both trains and treats therapists who work with trauma. After the events of 9/11 and the Hurricanes of 2004, Richard conducted well over 1000 hours of trauma groups with survivors, their families, witnesses and rescue workers. He continues to lecture, teach and lead demonstration groups throughout the country, dealing with trauma and the importance of groups following a traumatic event and loss.. Richard recently published the “Unique Benefit of Group following Traumatic Events“, and co-authored an American Group Psychotherapy Association Trauma Protocol entitled “Lesson’s Learned in Working with Witnesses, Survivors and Family Members after Traumatic Events”. Richard and co-author Bonnie Buchele, Ph.D., were awarded the 2007 Alonso Award for Excellence in Psychodynamic Group Theory. Fishing all over the world continues to be one of Richard’s passions along with “his boys,” Jack and Max. Richard was a guest expert on the radio show Healing the Grieving Heart, discussing Recovering From a Traumatic Event, to hear his interview with Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley. click on the following link:


Italian Tragedy Touches All of Us, 26 Jan 2012

Celebrity Deaths Remind Us of Our Mortality, 26 Jun 2009

Cat is Missing 54 Days and Counting, 24 Jun 2009

Woman Feels Helpless to Comfort Grieving Boyfriend, 13 Apr 2009

Why We Read and Write Our Grief Stories, 22 Feb 2009