Dr. Ronald Ricker is a Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Social Critic, and Founder and Director of The Linden Center in Los Angeles, a treatment center for emotionally, behaviorally and educationally disturbed children and adolescents. Upwards of 3,600 children and adolescents have been treated in this program.
Dr. Ricker’s educational background is extensive: BA, University of California at Berkeley; MD, Tufts University School of Medicine; Resident, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Researcher, The National Institute of Mental Health for the Study of Drug Addiction; Graduate, UCLA Psychiatric Residency Training Program; Graduate, Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Director, Reiss-Davis Child Study Center, Department of Post-Graduate Education; Member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association.
He writes extensively; his latest book “No Distance, It’s the Ride” can be found at www.adolescentpsychoanalysis.org.
He latest writings are about the overwhelming failure of the State of California to provide critically needed resources for the mental health treatment of children and adolescents.