The Life & Works of Ron Leifer, MD


«In The Name of Mental Health» (1969) is now available again—as a FREE eBook…

Ron Leifer «In The Name of Mental Health» (1969) free ebook


«The Happiness Project» (1997) is now available as a FREE eBook…

Ron Leifer «The Happiness Project» (1997) free ebook

Ron Leifer’s Writings

Articles & Speeches by Ron Leifer

This area of the website gathers articles written by Ron Leifer and speeches he gave during his 50 years of commitment.

Far from being complete, the task of finding his many articles and speeches is still ongoing. If you are in possession of missing material, or know of a link to it, please do contact the webmaster: <click-me-4-email>

Articles Available on This Website


Reference to Other Articles

  • The Medical Model as the Ideology of the Therapeutic State — Journal of Mind and Behavior, 11, nos. 3 and 4 (Summer and Autumn 1990), pp. 247-258; 
  • The Competence of the Psychiatrist to Assist in the Determination of Incompetency: A Skeptical Inquiry into the Courtroom Functions of Psychiatrists — Syracuse Law Review, 14, no. 4 (Summer 1963), pp. 564- 575.
  • Psychiatric Expert Testimony and Criminal Responsibility — American Psychologist, 19, no. 11 (November 1964), pp. 825-830.
  • Avoidance and Mastery: An Interactional View of Phobias — Journal of Individual Psychology, 22, no. 1 (May 1966), pp. 80-93.
  • Ernest Becker: A Biography — In International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Volume II (New York: Harper and Row, 1978).
  • The Legacy of Ernest Becker — Kairos,2, (1986), pp. 8-21.
  • Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization and Social ControlInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1966-7, pp. 53-58; (1967)
  • Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment as a Neurotic symptomExistential Psychiatry, Vol. 6, No. 21, Spring 1967, pp. 84- 94.;