Dr. Richard Orr

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Jay Nelson Tuck moderates.


Dr. Richard Orr, Member of Association for Psychiatric Treatment of
Criminal Offenders (APTO).


APTO exists to stimulate interest in psychiatric treatment of law-breakers and to pioneer in the development of a community plan to provide specially trained psychotherapists. The association does distinguish between offenders - based on the seriousness of their crime. He also points out that not all offenders are insane.


APTO believes a group approach is the most helpful - police and mental health workers working together with the courts, etc.


Questions regarding repressed memories as a root for criminal behavior. Also, emotional deprivation during childhood.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 72132
Municipal archives id: LT8252