Greenbank, Richard Kelly (1924– )
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who wrote on parapsychology.
He was born April 23, 1924, in Washington, D.C., and studied
at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; the
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond; and the Philadelphia
Psychoanalytic Institute. Before entering private practice as a
psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in 1955, he was a resident psychiatrist
at Norways Foundation Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana,
and a resident in psychiatry and research fellow at Jefferson
Medical School and Hospital, Philadelphia. In 1968 he
became chief of section of the Department of Psychiatry, Philadelphia
General Hospital. In addition to many articles on psychiatric
subjects, including hypnosis and the psychotherapy of
schizophrenia, Greenbank wrote various articles on parapsychological
Greenbank, Richard K. ‘‘Allegedly Prophetic Dreams in Psychotherapeutic
Treatment.’’ International Journal of Parapsychology
(Summer 1960).
———. ‘‘Communication of Suicidal Thoughts.’’ Canadian
Psychiatric Association Journal (July 1957).
———. ‘‘My Wolf.’’ Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology
(May 1957).
———. ‘‘Unexplained Mental Phenomena Regarding Suicide.’’
Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases (January 1957).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.