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CURRICULUM VITAE

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Personal data:

Name:              Jack Drescher, MD

Address:           440 West 24 Street, Suite 1A

New York, NY 10011

Telephone:       212-645-2232

E-mail:              jackdreschermd@gmail.com

Academic Appointments, Hospital Appointments, and Other Work Experience:

Academic Appointments

  • 2017-Present: Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 2017-Present: Faculty Member, Columbia University Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health
  • 2017-Present: Faculty Member, Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
  • 2017-2019: Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • 2014-Present: Adjunct Professor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York, NY
  • 2014-2017: Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • 2009-2014: Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • 2006-2009: Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • 2006-2014: Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York, NY
  • 1987-2009: Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, SUNY-Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1984-1987: Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, SUNY-Downstate, Brooklyn, NY

Hospital Appointments

  • 2004-2008: Associate Attending Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
  • 1984-1993: Attending Psychiatrist, Dept. of Psychiatry, State University Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Other

  • 1985-Present: Private Practice of Psychiatry

 

Education

  • 1978-1980: MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1973-1978: Università degli Studi di Padova, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia (transfer, no degree), Padova (Padua), Italy
  • 1968-1972: BA, Biology, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Training

  • 9/88-6/92: Candidate in Psychoanalysis, William Alanson White Institute, New York, NY
  • 7/83-6/84: Chief Resident in Psychiatry, SUNY-Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
  • 7/81-6/83: Residency in Psychiatry, SUNY-Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
  • 7/80-6/81 Internship in Psychiatry, St. Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center, New York, NY

 

Licensure and Board Certification

Licensure

  • 1988: Certificate in Psychoanalysis, William A. White Institute, NY, NY
  • 1984: Drug Enforcement Administration # AD2685076
  • 1981, New York State Medical License # 147095
  • 1981: Diploma, National Board of Medical Examiners

Board Qualification

  • 2016: Fellow in Adult Psychoanalysis, American Board of Psychoanalysis
  • 1985: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certificate in Psychiatry (#27330)

Honors and Awards

  • 2021: Visiting Professor, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, April 5-10
  • 2018: John E. Fryer, MD Award for individual who has contributed to improving the mental health of sexual minorities, Annual Meeting of American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY, May 5
  • 2018: Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing as First Author of “The Growing Regulation of Conversion Therapy,” in the Journal of Medical Regulation of the Federation of State Medical Boards, April 26
  • 2016: Certificate of Excellence, Faculty Author with Highest 2015 Altmetric Score for article, “Out of DSM: Depathologizing Homosexuality,” Behavioral Sciences, 5(4):565-575, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, September 20
  • 2016: Albert M. Biele Visiting Professor in Psychiatry, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, April 27
  • 2016: Elevation to Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, May
  • 2016: Elevation to Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists, February
  • 2015: Elevation to Senior Fellow, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
  • 2014: Commencement Speaker, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC, June 20
  • 2014: Health Professional Book Award (The LGBT Casebook, Co-Editor), Society of Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
  • 2013: Harry Stack Sullivan Award Lecturer, Sheppard-Pratt, Baltimore, MD, March 6
  • 2012: Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP-WEB—an international psychoanalytic journal data base), PEP Author Prize for top downloads of 2011
  • 2009: Certificate of Appreciation, Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses, Division 44 of the American Psychological Association
  • 2009: Distinguished Psychiatrist Lecturer, American Psychiatric Association, May 19
  • 2009: Special Presidential Commendation, American Psychiatric Association, May 18
  • 2009: President-Elect, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
  • 2008: Nominee, Gradiva Award, for a published journal article that advances psychoanalysis, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
  • 2006: American Psychiatric Association’s Second Annual Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents as a voluntary faculty member at St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Hospital
  • 2005: Nominated as one of two candidates for President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association (38,000 members)
  • 2004: Myer D. Mendelson, MD, Award (for outstanding contributions to psychiatry and psychoanalysis), William A. White Institute, New York, NY
  • 2004: James Paulsen Service Award (for service to the organization), Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists
  • 2003: Elevation to Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • 2002: Co-Editor, Best Book on Gay, Lesbian and/or Bisexual Psychology (Sexual Conversion Therapy: Ethical, Clinical and Research Perspectives), Division 44 of the American Psychological Association
  • 2001: Certificate of Appreciation, American Red Cross, “In recognition of valuable service in response to the events of September 11, 2001”
  • 2000: Elected President, New York County District Branch, American Psychiatric Association (Largest DB in the US with almost 2,000 members)
  • 1997: Award for Excellence in Communication, William Alanson White Society, New York, NY
  • 1995: Elected Member, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (Committee on Human Sexuality)
  • 1994: Elevation to Fellowship, American Psychiatric Association
  • 1993: Lawrence W. Kaufman Award (For an original paper by a graduating candidate) William A. White Psychoanalytic Institute

Academic Service

Local

  • 2020-Present: Member, Public Communications Committee, Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
  • 2019-Present: Member Gender Identity Program Advisory Board, Columbia University
  • 2012-2016: Member, Curriculum Committee, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
  • 2010-2016: Member, Training (Progression) Committee, William A. White Institute
  • 2006-2007: Chair, Scientific Colloquia Committee, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
  • 2004-2010: Member, Board of Directors, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), City University of New York
  • 2001-2011: Elected Member, Council of Fellows, William A. White Institute (Re-elected, 2006)
  • 1995-1997: Member, Publications Committee, William Alanson White Institute, New York, NY
  • 1992-1994: Member, Curriculum Committee, Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay Psychiatry Fellowship, NYU-Bellevue Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 1989-1992: Department of Psychiatry Representative, Utilization Review Committee, SUNY-Downstate
  • 1986-1995: Member, Committee on AIDS, New York County District Branch, American Psychiatric Association
  • 1985-1989: Department of Psychiatry Representative, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, SUNY-Downstate
  • 1983-1984: Member, Training Committee, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1982-1984: Member, Clinical Care Committee, Kings County Psychiatric Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

National

  • 2020-Present: Member, Committee on Membership Development, American College of Psychiatrists
  • 2019-Present: Section Editor, Gender Dysphoria Chapter, DSM-5 Text Revisions (DSM-5-TR), American Psychiatric Association
  • 2015-2017: Member, Committee on Scientific Programs, American College of Psychiatrists
  • 2007-2013: Member, DSM-5 Workgroup for Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders (GID Subcommittee), American Psychiatric Association
  • 2007-2008: Member, Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Response to Sexual Orientation, American Psychological Association
  • 2005-2008: Member, Board of Trustees, Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education
  • 2001-2005: Member, Publications Committee, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
  • 1995-2003: Member, Committee on Human Sexuality, (Chair, 1998-2003), Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry

International

  • 2021: Member, Communications Committee, Scientific Communications Subcommittee, International Psychoanalytical Association
  • 2018-Present: Consultant, Sexual & Gender Diversity Studies Committee, International Psychoanalytical Association
  • 2014-2017: Member, Honorary Scientific Committee, Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, Second Edition Revision (PDM-2)
  • 2011-2019: Member, Working Group on the Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health, World Health Organization (ICD-11 Revision Process)

Professional Organizations and Societies

Membership and Positions

Local

  • 2007-Present: Member, Psychoanalytic Society of the [NYU] Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
    • 2007-2009: Member, Scientific Colloquia Committee, Chair, 2007-2008
  • 2001-2016: Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine (by invitation)
  • 1995-2010: Member, New York County Medical Society
  • 1992-Present: Member, William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society
    • 2020-2021: Co-Chair, Colloquium Committee
    • 2003-2008: Member, Task Force on Ethics
    • 2003-2007: Member, Institute Finance Committee
    • 2001-2011: Elected Member, Council of Fellows (elected to two five-year terms to Institute’s Policy-making body)
    • 1995-2007: Member, Committee on Psychiatric Issues, Chair, 1995-1996
    • 1994-2000: Member, Policy and Planning Committee, Chair, 1998-2000
  • 1984-Present: Member, New York County Psychiatric Society (formerly New York County District Branch of APA).
    • 2019-Present: Member, Public Affairs Committee
    • 2001-2014: Newsletter Editor, Co-Editor, 2007-2014
    • 2000-2001: President
    • 1998-2004: Chair, Task Force on the DB Constitution (rewriting of DB bylaws)
    • 1995-1999: Secretary (two elected terms)
    • 1995-2000: Member, Committee on Ethics
    • 1986-1995: Member, Committee on AIDS
    • 1984-1995: Committee on Gay and Lesbian Issues, Member, 1984-1987, Chair, 1987-1994, Co-Chair, 1994-1995

Regional

  • 1995-2010: Member, New York State Medical Society
  • 1984-Present: New York State Psychiatric Association
    • Professions Bill Workgroup, Chair, 2004-2005 (addressing licensure of four new mental health professionals by NYS legislature)
    • Associate Editor, The Bulletin (Newsletter of the New York State Psychiatric Society), 1996-1998

National

  • 2015-Present: Member, American Psychoanalytic Association
    • 2020-Present: Strategic Action Committee
    • 2020-2021: Task Force on Advocacy, Public Information, Branding and Messaging
    • 2019-2021: Co-Editor, Psychoanalysis Unplugged: Official blog of the American Psychoanalytic Association (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychoanalysis-unplugged-0)
    • 2019-Present: Member, Committee on Gender and Sexuality
    • 2018-2020: Member, Listserv Committee
    • 2015-Present: Member, Committee on Public Information, Co-Chair, 2019-2021
    • 2020-Present: COVID-19 Advisory Committee
  • 2001-Present: Associate Member, Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity [Division 44 of the American Psychological Association],
  • 1998-Present: Member (by invitation), The American College of Psychiatrists (Fellow since 2016)
    • 2020-Present: Member, Committee on Membership Development
    • 2015-2017: Member, Committee on Scientific Programs
  • 1995-Present, Member (by invitation) Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (Fellow since 2015)
    • 2019-Present: Co-Chair, Committee on Psychiatry and the Media
    • 2011-2013: President
    • 2007-Present: Member, Finance Committee, Chair, 2009-2011
    • 2006-Present: Board of Directors, Chair, 2011-2013
    • 2003-Present: Member, Committee on LGBT Issues
    • Member, Publications Committee, 2001-2005
    • 1998-Present: Member, Steering Committee
    • 1995-1998: Member, Committee on Human Sexuality, Chair, 1998-2003
  • 1995-2015: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
  • 1989-2016: Psychoanalytic Fellow, American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
    • 1998-1999: Member, Membership Committee
    • 1997-2000: Elected Trustee
    • 1995-1998: Member, Electoral Commission
  • 1987-Present: Member, AGLP (formerly Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists)
    • 1999-2001: Elected Deputy Representative to the American Psychiatric Association Assembly
    • 1997-2007: Journal Editor (Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, formerly Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy)
  • 1984-Present: American Psychiatric Association (presently Distinguished Life Fellow)
    • 2019-Present: Consultant, Ethics Committee
    • 2019-Present: Section Editor, Gender Dysphoria Chapter, DSM-5 Text Revisions (DSM-5-TR), American Psychiatric Association
    • 2015-2019: Consultant, Council on Communications
    • 2014-2017: Member, Committee on Advocacy and Litigation Funding, Chair, 2014-2015
    • 2007-2013: Member, DSM-5 Workgroup, Sexual & Gender Identity Disorders (GID Subcommittee)
    • 2007-2009: Consultant, Committee on Public Affairs
    • 2002-2006: Member, Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities
    • 2000-2006: Chair, Committee on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns
    • 1999-2000: Member, Committee on the Abuse of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists
  • 1980-Present: Member, American Medical Association

International

  • 2015-Present: Member (by invitation), Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
  • 2015-Present: Member, International Psychoanalytical Association
    • 2021: Member, Committee on Communications
    • 2018-Present: Consultant, Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies Committee
  • 2005-2015: Member, International Association of Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists
  • 2003-Present: Member (by invitation), International Academy of Sex Research
  • 2003-2020: Member (by invitation), The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  • 1992-Present: Member, International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies

Consultative

  • 2020-Present: Member, Advisory Committee, Youth Equity Science Project of Yale Law & Public Health Schools’ Global Health Justice Partnership
  • 2017-2018: Member, Medical Advisory Board, Faith in America
  • 2014-2017: Member, Honorary Scientific Committee, Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, Second Edition Revision (PDM-2)
  • 2013-Present: Honorary member (by invitation), Società Italiana di Psicoterapia per lo Studio delle Identità Sessuali (Italian Society of Psychotherapy for the Study of Sexual Identity)
  • 2011-2019: Member, Working Group on the Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health (World Health Organization’s ICD Revision Process)
  • 2008-Present: Member, Advisory Board, National LGBT Cancer Network
  • 2007-2009: Member, American Psychological Association Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation
  • 2004-2009: Member, President’s Advisory Council, New York Disaster Counseling Coalition (NYDCC)

Journal Reviewer

  • 2021: Sexuality Research and Social Policy
  • 2021: British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin
  • 2021: Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • 2020: American Psychologist
  • 2020: History of Psychology
  • 2010-2012, 2018, 2020: Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane
  • 2016-2019: American Journal of Psychiatry
  • 2018: International Forum of Psychoanalysis
  • 1995, 2006, 2018: Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • 2016: Nature Reviews Urology
  • 2013: Psychodynamic Practice
  • 2010: Academic Psychiatry
  • 1996, 2000: Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 1996: American Journal of Psychoanalysis

Editorial Boards

  • 2020-Present: Section Editor, Treatment Issues in Specific Populations and Settings, Tasman’s Psychiatry, 5th Edition, Springer.
  • 2020-Present: Section Editor, Gender and Sexualities in Psychotherapy, Gabbard’s Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments in Psychiatry, 2nd Edition, American Psychiatric Press.
  • 2020: Guest Editor, FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry
  • 2019-Present: Section Editor, Gender Dysphoria, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR), American Psychiatric Press.
  • 2019-2021: Co-Editor, Psychoanalysis Unplugged: Official blog of the American Psychoanalytic Association (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychoanalysis-unplugged-0)
  • 2017-Present: Polaris: Psicoanalisi e mondo contemporaneo
  • 2015-Present: Transgender Health
  • 2013-Present: Associate Editor, Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • 2012-Present: Journal of LGBT Health. Associate Editor, 2012-2015, Senior Editor, 2015-Present
  • 2007-2016: Contemporary Psychoanalysis
  • 2005: Guest Editor, Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality
  • 2003-Present: Journal of GLBT Family Studies
  • 1998-Present: Studies in Gender and Sexuality
  • 1996-Present: Journal of Homosexuality, Invited Guest Editor, 2011-2012
  • 1995-1997: Gender and Psychoanalysis
  • 1992-Present: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health (formerly Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy), Editor-in Chief, 1997-2007; Emeritus Editor, 2008-Present

Educational Contributions

Direct Teaching/Precepting/Supervising

  • 2021: Class Taught, “Controversies in Treating Transgender Children,” Elective Course on Expressing Identities, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program, William A. White Institute, New York, NY, May 20 (via Zoom)
  • 2021: Course Taught: “Psychoanalysis, Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century,” NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (8 weeks, 1 1/2 hours/week, 6 students: psychoanalytic candidates, post-doctoral psychologists), New York, NY, January-March (via Zoom)
  • 2021: Guest Speaker, Columbia Psychoanalytic Fellowship Seminar Series (9 psychiatry residents and psychology postdocs, 1½ hour class), Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, March 18 (via Zoom)
  • 2020: Course Taught: Psychoanalysis, Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century, Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine (10 psychiatrists and clinical psychologists, 6 1½ hour sessions biweekly), October-December (Via Zoom)
  • 2020-Present: Orientation Mentor, Two First Year Candidates, Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
  • 2020: Breakout group instructor, “Psychiatric Medicine,” First year medical school class, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons (13 students, 6 sessions, 1½ hour class), April-May
  • 2020: Guest Speaker, Columbia Psychoanalytic Fellowship Seminar Series (8 psychiatry residents and psychology postdocs, 1½ hour class), Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, January 16
  • 2019-Present: Senior Consulting Analyst for Gender and Sexuality, Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
  • 2019: “Clinical Case Seminar,” Summer Intensive Course: Master Clinicians of the William A. White Institute (25 mental health professionals, 3-hour course), William Alanson White Institute, New York, NY, June 25
  • 2019: Guest Lecturer: “Treating LGBT Patients: Ethical, Historical and Clinical Perspectives,” PG-I Psychiatry Residents’ History of Psychiatry Course, New York University, New York, NY, April 30
  • 2018: Guest Speaker, Columbia Psychoanalytic Fellowship Seminar Series (8 psychiatry residents and psychology postdocs, 1½ hour class), December 13
  • 2018: Course Taught (2 Days): “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” American College of Psychiatrists Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, February 22-23
  • 2017: Staff Training, “Working with LGBT Patients,” Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center (3 hours, 25 staff members: psychologists, family therapists, counselors), Malibu, CA, March 17
  • 2017: Course Taught: “Psychoanalysis, Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century,” NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (8 weeks, 1 1/2 hours/week, 9 students: psychoanalytic candidates, psychiatrists, post-doctoral psychologists), New York, NY
  • 2016: Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: From the Preoedipal to the Postmodern, Colloquium Speaker (60 students, 1½ hour lecture), Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, City University of New York, New York, NY, May 19
  • 2016: Clinical Case Conference and Paper Discussion with Visiting Professor (40 residents and medical students, 1½ hour including direct interview of patient and discussion of case), Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, April 27
  • 2016 Resident Discussion of academic paper with Visiting Professor (40 residents, one hour), Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, April 27
  • 2016: Medical Student Discussion with Visiting Professor (50 students, one hour) of history of psychiatric diagnosis of sexual minorities, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, April 27
  • 2016: Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients, NY MedTalks, New York Medical College Student group, (200 students, one-hour lecture) Valhalla, NY, April 8
  • 2015: Out of DSM: Depathologizing Homosexuality, PsychSIGN (Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network attending annual meeting of APA, 50 medical students, one-hour lecture), Toronto, ON, May 15.
  • 2015: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality,” Spring Intensive Course: Clinical & Theoretical Considerations in Work with LGBTQ Individuals (35 mental health professionals, 1½ hour course), William Alanson White Institute, New York, NY, May 8
  • 2014: “Improving Health Care for LGBT Populations.” (via videoconference), Center for Public Service Psychiatry Fellowship, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, May 29.2013:
  • 2013: Master Course on “Treating the LGBT Patient” (50 mental health professionals, 3-hour CME course), Annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May 18
  • 2013: Resident Case Conference (30-40 Residents, 1 hour case conference following Departmental Grand Rounds), Tufts-Boston Medical Center, Boston MA, April 26
  • 2013: Resident Case Conference (40 residents, 1½ hour case conference following departmental Grand Rounds), Wright State Health Care System, Dayton, OH, March 19
  • 2013: Invited Guest Lecturer, LGBT Committee of the Department of Psychiatry and Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College (40-50 Residents and Medical Students, one hour lecture), March 15
  • 2011: Invited Guest Lecturer: “Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients.” Course on Topics in Gender and Sexuality (10 second and third year psychoanalytic candidates, one 2-hour class), New York Psychoanalytic Institute, November 21
  • 2011-Present: Clinical Supervisor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (psychoanalytic supervision of Institute candidates on a continuous case for at least once a week for 40 weeks)
  • 2011: Invited Guest Lecturer, LGBT Committee of the Department of Psychiatry and Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College (40-50 Residents and Medical Students, one hour lecture)
  • 2011: Queer Diagnoses: Homosexuality, Gender Variance and the DSM, Colloquium Speaker, Psychology Club (200 students, 1½ hour lecture), Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, October 52008: The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients, Colloquium Speaker (150 students, 1½ hour lecture), Adelphi University, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Garden City, NY, March 19
  • 2010: Course Taught: “Bending Psychoanalysis: Psychoanalytic Approaches to LGBT Patients,” NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (8 weeks, 1 1/2 hours/week, 7 students: psychoanalytic candidates, post-doctoral psychologists)
  • 2007-2011: Course Taught: “Current Theories of Gender and Sexuality,” William Alanson White Institute, New York, NY (10 weeks, 1 1/2 hours/week, Required Course for Third Year Candidates, 8-12 psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and social workers)
  • 2006-2010: Course Taught: “Bending Psychoanalysis,” NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (6 weeks, 2 hours/week, 10 students: psychoanalytic candidates, post-doctoral psychologists)
  • 2006-2008: Invited Guest Lecturer: Human Sexuality Course, Department of Psychiatry, St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan, New York, NY (PGY-II residents, one-hour class per year)
  • 2006-2008: Class Taught: Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis, Department of Psychiatry, St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Medical Center, New York, NY (PGY-II residents, one-hour class per year)
  • 2003-2008: Individual Psychotherapy Supervisor (PG-III and IV residents one hour weekly supervision on continuing case), Department of Psychiatry, St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 2002-2005: Course Taught: “Basic Psychoanalysis,” Organization Program, William A. White Institute (two-day weekend seminar, 4-10 students: mental health professionals, human resources professionals and organizational consultants)
  • 2001-Present: Training Analyst, William A. White Institute (didactic analyses of candidates, three times a week, sometimes over course of several years)
  • 2000: Ongoing Clinical Case Seminar on Gender and Sexuality, Derner Institute Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (10 students, ten one hour meetings), Adelphi University, Spring semester
  • 2000: Part-Time Faculty Member, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; Course Taught: “Clinical Case Seminar on Gender and Sexuality” (ten week seminar, 1 1/2 hours/week, 8 students, doctoral program in clinical psychology)
  • 1999: Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man, Colloquium Speaker, Derner Institute Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (150 students, one hour lecture), Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, March 10
  • 1999-Present: Supervising Analyst, William A. White Institute (psychoanalytic supervision of Institute candidates on a continuous case for at least once a week for 40 weeks)
  • 1997-1998: Course Taught: “The Interpersonal Approach to Schizophrenia and Related Disorders” (ten-week seminar, 1 1/2 hours/week, 8-10 third year psychoanalytic candidates—psychiatrists and clinical psychologists)
  • 1996-1999: Supervisor of Psychotherapy, William A. White Institute (psychotherapy supervision of Institute candidates on a continuous case for at least once a week for 40 weeks)
  • 1996-1997: Lecturer in course on “The Treatment of Lesbians and Gay Men in Psychiatric Practice;” APA Institute on Psychiatric Services, Chicago, IL, October 1996—Washington, DC, October 1997 (6-hour course, continuing medical education for 40 psychiatrists and other mental health professionals)
  • 1994-1996: Course Taught: “Psychodynamic Psychotherapy,” Mount Sinai Services at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY (ten-week seminar, one hour/week, 6-10 PGY-III residents)
  • 1992-2001: Faculty Member, Center for Applied Psychoanalysis, William A. White Institute, New York, NY; Courses Taught: “Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy” [1993-1997]; “Contemporary Psychotherapy with Gay Men” [1997-2000] (ten-week seminars, 1 1/2 hours/week, 6-10 practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers seeking continuing education)
  • 1990-1993: Course Taught: “Affective Disorder Conference,” SUNY-Downstate Medical Center (fifteen-week seminar, one hour/week, 8-10 PGY-III residents)
  • 1990-1992: Course Taught: “Introduction to Psychotherapy,” SUNY-Downstate Medical Center (fifteen-week seminar, one hour/week, 8-10 PGY-II residents)1990-1992: Course Taught: “Psychoanalytic Theory,” SUNY-Downstate Medical Center (third year medical students, 40 students, one class 8 times a year)
  • 1989-1992: Course Taught: “Psychopathology of Affective Disorders,” SUNY-Downstate Medical Center (fifteen week seminar, one hour/week, 8-10 PGY-II residents)
  • 1985-1987: Course Taught: “Introduction to Psychopharmacology,” SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, (fifteen week seminar, one hour/week, 8-10 PGY-I residents)
  • 1984-1993: Individual Dynamic Psychotherapy Supervisor; Medication Therapy Supervisor (weekly supervision of PGY-II, III and IV residents)
  • 1984-1989: Medical Student Preceptor, Third Year Medical Students (4-6 students/2 hours per week/6 weeks), University Hospital of Brooklyn, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Educational Administration and Leadership

  • 2010-2016: Served as an active member of the White Institute’s Training (Progression) Committee. The Committee meets at least once a month, sometimes twice a month for 1½ hours. Committee tasks include (1) reviews of psychoanalytic candidates’ progression on a once-a-year basis via meetings with direct supervisors and written evaluations; and (2) serving as an Admissions Committee in the second half of the academic year which involves direct one-on-one meetings with applicants for psychoanalytic training as well as discussions with other interviewers about applicants’ suitability for training.

Instructional/Educational Materials used in Print or other Media

  • 2016: Drescher, J. (2016). Gender diagnoses in DSM and ICD. Psychiatric Annals, 46(6):350-354.
  • 2007: LGBT Mental Health Syllabus: http://www.aglp.org/gap/
  • 2006: On-line Course Taught: What Causes Homosexuality? A Gay Perspective on Psychoanalytic Knowledge and Authority, sponsored by the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists (IARPP) (35 mental health professionals in seminar designed for continuing education, on-line learning, March 13-April 7
  • 2004: On-line Course Taught: “Homophobia,” APA Grand Rounds On-Line. (several hundred APA members engaged in continuing education, on-line learning over a period of three weeks)
  • 2000: On-line Course Taught: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” International On-Line Seminar, sponsored by The Psychoanalytic Connection (40 mental health professionals in seminar designed for continuing education, on-line learning over a month)

Community Education

  • 2021: “Controversies in Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Invited Speaker, Eshel Parent Conference, “From Cocoon to Flight: Helping Our Children Safely Emerge,” April 18 (via Zoom)
  • 2021: “LGBT Hate Crime Laws: Mental Health Issues and Motivations of Their Opponents,” Panel Speaker, Conference on “The Regulations of Homotransphobic Hate Crime Laws in a Comparative Framework,” sponsored by Gaynet and Ufficio Nazionale Antidiscriminazioni Razziali (UNAR), Italy, February 2 (via Zoom)
  • 2021: “Ending the Harm: Conversion Therapy Fact, Fiction and Fighting for our Lives,” Panel Speaker, Annual “Creating Change” conference of the National LGBTQ Task Force, Washington DC, January 31 (via Zoom)
  • 2020: “Town Hall: The Second Wave,” Panel Speaker, Panel on managing during COVID pandemic as winter and second wave occurs, Sponsored by Office of New York State Assembly Member, Rebecca Seawright, New York, NY, November 24 (via Zoom)
  • 2020: “Out of DSM,” Invited Speaker, discussion of my scholarly work on diagnosing homosexuality that was cited in the Indian Supreme Court’s 2018 decision to overturn British colonial sodomy laws, NUJS Informal Discussion Group, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India, July 17 (via Zoom)
  • 2020: “A Minority in the Room: Being Seen for the Right Reasons,” Panel Speaker, Panel on managing minority status within corporations, HEC International Business School, Paris, France, May 29 (via Zoom)
  • 2020: “The New Normal: Our Emotional and Financial Health,” Panel Speaker, Panel on managing anxiety during COVID pandemic, Sponsored by Office of New York State Assembly Member, Rebecca Seawright, New York, NY, May 14 (via Zoom)
  • 2020: Invited Speaker, Expert Meeting on Conversion Therapy, United Nations Independent Expert on Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, February 28
  • 2019: “Does Diversity Catalyze Innovation,” Member, Panel Presentation, The Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders (60 executives in corporate healthcare settings) 2019, New York, NY, November 7
  • 2019: “Bad Education: Toward the Abolition of LGBTQ Conversion Therapy,” Member, Panel Presentation, Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute’s “Outlaws: Advancing LGBTQ Professional Leadership” Conference, New York, NY, June 12.
  • 2018: “A Brief Nosology of Celluloid Shrinks,” Member, Panel Presentation on “Celluloid Shrinks: A Discussion of Therapy in the Movies and TV,” History Program, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, November 30.
  • 2018: “LGBTQA Mental Health Awareness,” Member, Panel Presentation, Mental Health Awareness Campaign, BNY Mellon EAP Department, New York, NY, May 22.
  • 2017: “The History of Diagnosing Homosexuality and Gender Variance”, Lecturer, Eshel Shabbaton Fifth Annual Parent Retreat (weekend retreat for orthodox Jewish parents of LGBT children, 60 enrolled participants from around the country and all walks of professional life), Copake, NY, May 7.
  • 2017: “It Takes Two to Tango: The Dance of the Parent-Child Relationship” Member, Panel Presentation on parent-child relationships in orthodox Jewish families who have LGBT children (60 enrolled participants from around the country and all walks of professional life), Eshel Shabbaton Fifth Annual Parent Retreat, Copake, NY, May 6.
  • 2016: “From Mental Disorder to Gay Divorce,” Plenary speaker, conference on “Hot Topics in Matrimonial Law: Issues Facing the 21st Century Family” (40 judges, attorneys and law students, 45 minutes), Sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, New York and Co-Sponsored by the Suffolk Academy of Law, the educational arm of the Suffolk County Bar Association, Hauppauge, NY, November 4.
  • 2016: “From Mental Disorder to Gay Divorce,” Panel member, conference on “Will the Real Parent Please Stand Up: The Conundrum of the Biological, Psychological, and De-Facto Parent” (200 attorneys, judges, mental health professionals and social services professionals, ½ hour), Sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, New York and Co-Sponsored by the Association of the Bar for the City of New York, Family Court and Family Law Committee, New York, NY, June 14.
  • 2015: “Unmasking Stigma,” Panel member, discussion of different types of stigma connected to people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS (20 HIV-affected clients, 1½ hours), GMHC, New York, NY, November 19.
  • 2015: “Exploring John Fryer’s Legacy: The Removal of Homosexuality from APA’s DSM: History and Future,” Conference on “Fighting Back: Defending the LGBT Mind and Body in Pennsylvania,” (50 attendees, 1 hour) Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October 19.
  • 2014: “Out of Their Minds: A History of Psychiatric Views on Homosexuality,” (50 faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, 1 hour) Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, December 2.
  • 2014: “Lady Valor: The Kristen Beck Story,” Panel Discussant of CNN documentary film (general audience, 80 people, 3-hour event), sponsored by CNN Films and Psychology Today, Time Warner Center, New York, NY, August 26.
  • 2014: “Controversies in Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents”
    Member, Panel Presentation, “Controversies in Gender Diagnosis,” True Colors Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services (150 attendees, 2 hours), Storrs, CT, March 21.
  • 2014: “The AIDS Generation,” Member, Panel Presentation,
    New York University Center for Study of Gender and Sexuality (faculty, students, 40 attendees, 2 hours), New York, NY, March 6.
  • 2013: “Gay Conversion Therapy,” Member, Panel Presentation (30 attendees, 1½ hours) on legislative efforts to ban “conversion therapy” in New York State, sponsored by The Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens Jackson Heights, NY, October 7.
  • 2013: “Can Sexual Orientation Be Changed?”, Member, Panel Presentation (50 attendees, 1½ hours) on “Selling the Promise of Change: International Health and Policy Consequences of Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE),” Sponsored by The NGO Committee on Human Rights & The NGO Committee on HIV/AIDS, United Nations Church Center, New York, NY, January 31.
  • 2012: “Gay Conversion Therapy,” Panel Speaker (40 attendees, faculty and students, 2 hours), Columbia Law School, New York, NY, November 27.
  • 2012: “Marriage Equality: From Mental Illness to Mental Health,” Invited Speaker (80 churchgoers, 45 minutes), Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork, Bridgehampton, NY, June 24.
  • 2011: “How Politics Distorts Science: From Galileo to Ex-Gays,” Invited Plenary Speaker (>100 LGBT orthodox Jews, 1 hour) First Annual Eshel Shabbaton (weekend religious retreat), Falls Village, CT, January 23. Blogged about at https://goo.gl/xZ1zbn.
  • 2010: “A History of Homosexuality, Gender Variance & the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM),” Invited Speaker (60 faculty, students and CLAGS members, 1½ hours), Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), New York, NY, September 10.
  • 2009: “Gay and Lesbian Parenting,” Panel Presentation (80 attendees, 1½ hours), Co-Sponsored by the Jewish Center of the Hamptons and the East End Gay Organization (EEGO), East Hampton, NY, June 21.
  • 2008: “Pray Away the Gay,” Member, Panel Presentation on Conversion Therapy (60 journalists, 1½ hours), National Convention, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Washington, DC, August 22.
  • 2007: “Gender 101,” Presentation of gender issues to entire staff (120 individuals, 1 hour) of charter middle school accepting their first 6th grade transgender student, Opportunity Charter School, New York, NY, August 27.
  • 2007: “Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative’) Therapies,” Panel Presentation on “Lesbian & Gay Lives: Finding the False Science of Antigay Groups,” (80 faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, 2 hours), Co-Sponsored by the Rockway Institute and The New School, New York, NY, June 7.
  • 2006: “Ethics and Efficacy of Reparative Therapy,” Invited Keynote Speaker, Love Welcomes All Conference (80 attendees, 1 hour) South Florida GLBT and Friends Interfaith Clergy Association & PFLAG, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 6.
  • 2005: “Reparative Therapy,” Member, Panel Presentation (100 attendees, 3 hours), Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) annual meeting, Bethesda, MD, October 23.
  • 2005: “EX-Rated: Addressing Conversion Therapy and the Ex-Gay Movement,” Member, Panel Presentation (40 attendees, 2 hours), LGBT Community Center, New York, NY, April 13.
  • 2005: “Same-Sex Marriage: Exploring the Psychological, Political and Legal Issues,” Invited Speaker (30 attendees, 1 hour), 92 Street Y Lecture Series on the West Side, New York, NY, April 12.
  • 2004: “Will Prozac Make Me Gay?” Member, Panel Presentation (25 attendees, 2 hours) sponsored by the East End Gay Organization (EEGO), Bridgehampton, NY, November 7.
  • 2004: “Casualties in the Classroom: The Impact of Harassment on LGBT Youth,” Panel member (50 attendees, 2 hours), ICP Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy Program and PFLAG-NYC, New York, NY, March 27.
  • 2003: “Ethics and Efficacy of Reparative Therapy,” Plenary Speaker (100 attendees, 1 hour), Conference: Love Welcomes All: When Someone You Love is Gay, Austin Alliance for Social and Spiritual Justice, Austin, TX, February 22.
  • 1999: “Freud and Homosexuality,” Invited Speaker (40 attendees, 1 hour) On the occasion of the Freud Exhibit at the Jewish Museum, Jewish Community Center of the Upper West Side, May 24.
  • 1994: “Will Prozac Make You Gay?” Chair, Presenter and Organizer, Panel Presentation (50-60 attendees, 2 hours) co-sponsored by the Committee on Gay and Lesbian Issues of the NY County District Branch of the APA and The Network of Business and Professional Organizations, Gay and Lesbian Community Center, New York, NY, June 6.
  • 1993: “HIV and Your Mental Health,” Panel Presentation (40-50 attendees, 2 hours), co-sponsored by the Committee on AIDS of the NY County District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association and The Network of Business and Professional Organizations, Gay and Lesbian Community Center, New York, NY, June.
  • 1992: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Psychotherapy but Were Afraid to Ask,” Chair, Speaker and Organizer, Panel Presentation (40-50 attendees), sponsored by The Network of Business and Professional Organizations, Gay and Lesbian Community Center, New York, NY, December.

Report of Clinical and Public Health Activities and Innovations

Practice or Public Health Activities

  • 1989-1993: Attending psychiatrist, Downstate Mental Health Associates, Brooklyn, NY.
  • 1985-1989: Inpatient Attending Psychiatrist, SUNY-Downstate University Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.

Clinical or Public Health Innovations

  • 1989-1993: Creation and development of Affective Disorder Clinic at Downstate Mental Health Associates, Brooklyn, NY.
  • 1986: Committee on Aids New York County District Branch, APA.

 

 

 

Additional Clinical or Public Health Service Activities

On the morning of September 11, 2001, following the attack on the World Trade Center, Dr. Drescher spent the day as a Red Cross volunteer. With several colleagues, he was first deployed to Times Square to offer mental health services for anyone who might need them. Later in the day, they were sent to Stuyvesant High School which had been set up to receive incoming wounded. Dr. Drescher made myself available to the Red Cross in the period following 9/11, although he was never called back. He wrote about that experience in a letter to the New York Times which was published in 2002 on the first anniversary of 9/11 (http://goo.gl/A5CkTX).

Publications

Peer Review Articles

In Press

2021

  1. Ghazzawi A, Casoy F, Libby N, McIntosh C, Barber M, Adelson S, Ahola J, Ashley K, Chavez AM, Erickson-Schroth L, Fadus M, Goldenberg D, Hung K, Lothwell L, Mattson M, McAfee SG, Nowaskie DZ, Schwartz A, Tompkins DA, Yarbrough ER, Drescher J: The Dear Abby Project: A qualitative investigation into faith and LGBTQ identities in a nonclinical sample of readers of the Dear Abby column. J Nervous & Mental Disease, Online Sept 7, 2021, doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001415
  2. Drescher J: Metafore e metapsicologia: Una discussione de ‘L’uomo vaginale’ di Griffin Hansbury (Metaphors and metapsychology: A discussion of Griffin Hansbury’s ‘The masculine Vaginal’). Invited Discussant, Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2021, 55(1):51-54.

2020

  1. Wang Y, Hu Z, Peng K, Xin Y, Yang Y, *Drescher J, Li R, Yin W, Yu R, Wang S, Deng W, Jia Q, Zucker KJ, Chen, R: Mental health status of cisgender and gender-diverse secondary school students in China. JAMA Network Open, 2020, 3(10):e2022796.
  2. *Drescher J, Fadus M: Issues arising in psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry,2020, 18(3):262-267.
  3. Ghazzawi A, Casoy F, Libby N, McIntosh C, Adelson S, Ashley K, *Drescher J, Goldenberg D, Hung K, Lothwell L, Mattson MR, McAfee SG, Schwartz A, Suhail-Sindhu S, Tompkins DA, Yarbrough E, Barber ME: Religious faith and transgender identity: The Dear Abby Project, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 2020, 24(2):190-204.

2019

  1. Wang Y, Hu Z, Peng K, Xin Y, Yang Y, *Drescher J, Chen, R: Comment: Discrimination against LGBT populations in China. Lancet Public Health, 2019, 4(9):Pe440-441.
  2. Chen R, Zhuf X, Wright L, *Drescher J, Gaof Y, Wu L, Ying X, Qim J, Chen C, Xi Y, Jio L, Zhao H, Ou J, Broome MR: Suicidal ideation and attempted suicide amongst Chinese transgender persons: National population study. J Affective Disorders. 2019, 245:1126-11134.

2018

  1. Drescher J: Asses making passes: Making meaning of unwanted sexual advances. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2018, 54(4):665-676.
  2. *Drescher J, Fors M: An appreciation and critique of PDM-2’s focus on minority stress through the case of Frank. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 2018, 35(3):357-362.

2017

  1. Drescher J: Smoke gets in your eyes: Discussion of “When Harry met Jimmie.” Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 2017, 14(1):31-39.

2016

  1. * Reed GM, *Drescher J, Krueger RB, Atalla E, Cochran SD, First MB, Cohen-Kettenis PT, et al. Revising the ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders classification of sexuality and gender identity based on current scientific evidence, best clinical practices, and human rights World Psychiatry, 2016, 15:205–221.
  2. Drescher J, Schwartz A, Casoy, F, McIntosh CA, Hurley, B, Ashely K, et al: The growing regulation of conversion therapy. Journal of Medical Regulation, 2016, 102(2):7-12. Winner of Federation of State Medical Boards’ Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing, April 26, 2018.
  3. *Drescher J, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Reed GM: Gender incongruence of childhood in the ICD-11: Controversies, proposal, and rationale. Lancet Psychiatry, 2016, 3:297-304.

2015

  1. Drescher J: Out of DSM: Depathologizing homosexuality. Behavioral Sciences, 2015, 5:565-575.
  2. Lingiard V, Nardelli N, *Drescher J: New Italian lesbian, gay and bisexual psychotherapy guidelines: A review. International Review of Psychiatry, 2015, 27(5):405-415.
  3. Drescher J: Queer diagnoses revisited: The past and future of homosexuality and gender diagnoses in DSM and ICD. International Review of Psychiatry, 2015, 27(5):386-395.
  4. Drescher J: Gender policing in the clinical setting: Discussion of Sandra Silverman’s “The Colonized Mind: Gender, Trauma and Mentalization.” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2015, 25(1):67-76.
  5. Drescher J: Can sexual orientation be changed? Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 2015, 19(1):84-93.

2014

  1. *Drescher J, Pula J: Ethical issues raised by the treatment of gender variant prepubescent children. The Hastings Center Report, 2014, 44, Suppl 4:S17-22.
  2. Cochran SD, *Drescher J, Kismodi E, Giami A, García-Moreno C, Reed, GM: Proposed declassification of disease categories related to sexual orientation in ICD-11: Rationale and evidence from the Working Group on Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2014, 92:672–679.
  3. Drescher J: Are the kids all right? Avuncular reflections on the gayby boom. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 2014, 18(2):222-229.
  4. Drescher J: Controversies in gender diagnoses. LGBT Health, 2014, 1(1):9-15.

2013

  1. Zucker KJ, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Drescher J, Meyer-Bahlburg HFL, Pfäfflin F,. Womack WM: Memo outlining evidence for change for gender identity disorder in the DSM-5. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2013, 42:901–914.
  2. Drescher J: Ghosts in the consulting room: A discussion of Anson’s “Ghosts in the Dressing Room.” Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 2013, 17:112-120.

2012

  1. *Drescher J, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Winter S: Minding the body: Situating gender diagnoses in the ICD-11. International Review of Psychiatry, 2012, 24(6): 568–577.
  2. *Drescher J, Byne W: Introduction to the treatment of gender dysphoric/gender variant (GD/GV) children and adolescents. Journal of Homosexuality, 2012, 59(3):295-300.
  3. *Drescher J, Byne W: Gender Dysphoric/Gender Variant (GD/GV) children and adolescents: Summarizing what we know and what we have yet to learn. Journal of Homosexuality, 2012, 59(3):501-510.
  4. Drescher J: The removal of homosexuality from the DSM: Its impact on today’s marriage equality debate. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 2012, 16(2):124-135.
  5. Barber M, *Drescher J, Rosario V: The GAP [Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry] online LGBT mental health curriculum. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 2012, 16(1):41-48.

2010

  1. Drescher J: Queer diagnoses: Parallels and contrasts in the history of homosexuality, gender variance, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2010, 39:427–460.
  2. Vance Jr. SR, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Drescher J, Meyer-Bahlburg HFL, Pfäfflin F, Zucker KJ: Opinions about the DSM gender identity disorder diagnosis: Results from an international survey administered to organizations concerned with the welfare of transgender people. International Journal of Transgenderism, 2010, 12:1-14.
  3. Drescher J: Transsexualism, gender identity disorder and the DSM. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 2010, 14(2):109-122.
  4. Drescher J: There is no there there: A discussion of “Narcissism and self-esteem among homosexual and heterosexual male students. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 2010, 36(1):38-47.

2009

  1. Drescher J: When politics distorts science: What mental health professionals can do. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 2009; 13(3):21-226.
  2. Drescher J: Handle with care: The psychoanalysis of a touchy case. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 2009; 13(1):4–20.

2008

  1. Drescher J: A history of homosexuality and organized psychoanalysis. Invited Paper. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, 2008; 36(3):443-460.

2007

  1. Drescher J: From Bisexuality to intersexuality: Rethinking gender categories. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2007; 43(2):204-228.

2003

  1. Drescher J: The Spitzer study and the culture wars. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2003; 32(5):431-432.

2002

  1. Drescher J: Ethical issues in treating gay and lesbian patients. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 2002; 25(30):605-621.
  2. Drescher J: In memory of Stephen A. Mitchell, PhD. Studies in Gender & Sexuality, 2002; 3(1):95-109
  3. Drescher J: Invisible gay adolescents: Developmental narratives of gay men. Adolescent Psychiatry: Annals of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, 2002; 26:73-94
  4. Drescher J: Don’t ask, don’t tell: A gay man’s perspective on the psychoanalytic training experience between 1973 and 1991. J. Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, 2002; 6(1):45-56.
  5. Drescher J: Causes and becauses: On etiological theories of homosexuality. The Annual of Psychoanalysis, 2002; 30:57-68

2001

  1. Drescher J: Ethical concerns raised when patients seek to change same-sex attractions. J. Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, 2001; 5(3/4):181-210

2000

  1. Drescher J: Cornucopia: Responses to Rosario, Cohler, Orange, Roughton, and Shelby’s Discussions of Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man. Gender & Psychoanalysis 2000; 5(3):291-319

1999

  1. Drescher J: The therapist’s authority and the patient’s sexuality. J. Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, 1999; 3(2):61-80

1998

  1. Drescher J: I’m your handyman: A history of reparative therapies. J. Homosexuality, 1998; 36(1):19-42.
  2. Drescher J: Contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with gay men: With a commentary on reparative therapy of homosexuality. J. Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, 1998; 2(4):51-74.

1997

  1. Drescher J: From preoedipal to postmodern: Changing psychoanalytic attitudes toward homosexuality. Gender & Psychoanalysis 1997; 2(2):203-216.

1996

  1. Drescher J: Across the great divide: Gender panic in the psychoanalytic dyad. Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy 1996; 13(2):174-186.
  2. Drescher J: A discussion across sexual orientation and gender boundaries: Reflections of a gay male analyst to a heterosexual female analyst. Gender & Psychoanalysis 1996; 1(2):223-237.

Reviews, Chapters, Monographs, Editorials

 

In Press

  1. Yarbrough E, Aoun EG, *Drescher J: LGBTQ Individual. In Tasman A, Riba MB, Schulze TG, Ng C, Alarcón RD, Alfonso CA, Toševski DL, Kanba S, Ndetei D (Eds), Tasman’s Psychiatry, Fifth Edition, Springer, New York.
  2. *Drescher J, Yarbrough E: Gender Incongruence/Gender Dysphoria. In Tasman A, Riba MB, Schulze TG, Ng C, Alarcón RD, Alfonso CA, Toševski DL, Kanba S, Ndetei D (Eds), Tasman’s Psychiatry, Fifth Edition, Springer, New York.
  3. Drescher J: Foreword. In Douglas C. Haldeman (Ed), Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts: Evidence, Effects, and Ethics. APA Books, Washington, DC.

 

2019                                                                                           

  1. Drescher J: From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories. In Hertzmann L, Newbigin J (Eds), Sexuality and Gender Now: Moving Beyond Heteronormativity. Routledge, New York and London, pp. 167-188.
  2. *Drescher J, Roberts LW, Termuehlen, G: Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients. In Roberts L (Ed) American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, Seventh Edition. American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC, pp. 1185-1212.
  3. Drescher J: Moving the conversation along: Preface to Section I. In Slomowitz A, Feit A (Eds), Homosexuality, Transsexuality, Psychoanalysis and Traditional Judaism. Routledge, New York and London, pp. 3-7.

2018                                                                                           

  1. Drescher J: Foreword. In Eric Yarbrough, Transgender Mental Health. American Psychiatric Association Press, Washington DC, pp. ix-xi.
  2. Drescher J: Becoming a psychoanalyst. In Hillman L, Rosenblatt T (Eds), The Analyst’s Voice: Narratives on Developing a Psychoanalytic Identity. Routledge: New York and London, pp. 77-93.

2017

  1. Drescher J: Foreword. In Loren A. Olson, Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight, 2nd Oakland Press: Urbandale, Iowa, pp. v-vii.
  2. Drescher J: Von Bisexualität zu Intersexualität: Geschlechterkategorien Neu Denken [From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories]. In Hutfless E, Zach B (Eds), Queering Psychoanalysis: Psychoanalyse und Queer Theory – Transdisziplinäre Verschränkungen. Zaglossus [Psychoanalysis and Queer Theory—Interdisciplinary Entanglements]. Vienna, Austria, 2017, pp. 43-96.
  3. *Drescher J, Byne W: Homosexuality, gay and lesbian identities, and homosexual behavior. In Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, Ruiz P (Eds), Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Tenth Edition. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, 2017, pp. 1982-2013.
  4. *Drescher J, Byne W: Gender identity, gender variance and gender dysphoria. In Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, Ruiz P (Eds), Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Tenth Edition. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, 2017, pp. 2023-2039.
  5. Drescher J: Gender diagnoses. In Legato MJ (Ed), Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine: Gender in the Genomic Era, Third Edition. Academic Press (Elsevier), London, 2017, pp. 17-26.
  6. Drescher J: Trauma and psychoanalysis: Hierarchies of suffering. In: Petrucelli J, Schoen S (Eds.) The Unknowable, the Unspeakable, and the Unsprung: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Truth, Scandal, Secrets and Lies. Routledge: New York and London. 2017, pp. 61-68.

2016

  1. Drescher J: Ghosts in Psychoanalysis’ Closet. In Harris A, Kalb M, Klebanoff S (Eds.) Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Trauma in Psychoanalysis. Routledge: New York and London, 2016, pp. 124-125.

2015

  1. Drescher J: Gender Dysphoria. In Tasman A, Lieberman JA, Kay J, First MB, Riba M (Eds.) Psychiatry, 4th Wiley: New York, 2015, pp. 1339-1349.
  2. Drescher J: Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients. In Sadler J, van Staden CW, Fulford, KWM (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2015, 180-192.

2014

  1. Drescher J: Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients. In Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, Roberts L (Eds) American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, Sixth Edition. American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC, 2014, 1293-1318.

2013

  1. *Drescher J, Byne W: Introduction to the Treatment of Gender Dysphoric/Gender Variant (GD/GV) Children and Adolescents. In Drescher J, Byne W (Eds) Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents: An Interdisciplinary Discussion. Routledge, New York and London, 2013, pp. 1-6
  2. *Drescher J, Byne W: Gender Dysphoric/Gender Variant (GD/GV) Children and Adolescents: Summarizing What We Know and What We Have Yet to Learn. In Drescher J, Byne W (Eds) Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents: An Interdisciplinary Discussion. Routledge, New York and London, 2013, pp. 207-216.
  3. Drescher J: Gender Identity Diagnoses: History and Controversies. In Kreukels BPC, Steensma TD, de Vries ALC (Eds) Gender Dysphoria and Disorders of Sex Development. Springer, New York, 2013, pp. 137-150.
  4. Drescher J: Foreword. In Loren A. Olson, Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight: A Psychiatrist’s Own Story. inGroup Press: Chicago IL.

2012

  1. Drescher J: What’s in Your Closet? In Levounis P, Drescher J, Barber M (Eds.), The LGBT Casebook. American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington DC, 2012, pp. 3-16.

2011

  1. Drescher J: Sexual Conversion Therapies (Seksuaalisuuden muutosterapioista). In: Toimittaneet, Tuovinen L, Stålström O, Nissen J, Hentilä J, (Eds), Saanko olla totta? (May I Be True to Myself). Helsinki University Press, Helsinki, Finland, 2011, pp. 302-318.

2009

  1. *Drescher J, Byne W: Homosexuality, gay and lesbian identities, and homosexual behavior. In Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, Ruiz P (Eds), Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Ninth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2009, pp. 2060-2090.
  2. Beckstead L, Glassgold JM, *Drescher J, Greene B, Miller RL, Worthington RL: APA Task Force Report on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation. Author.
  3. Drescher was the only psychiatrist invited to participate on the Task Force writing this internally peer-reviewed monograph by the American Psychological Association.
  4. Drescher J: Disparities Affecting the Psychiatric Care of Gay Men. In Ruiz P, Primm A (Eds.), Disparities in Psychiatric Care: Clinical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2009, pp. 75-85.
  5. Drescher J: Coming Out. In Hawley JC (Ed), LGBTQ America Today: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1. Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, CT, 2009, pp. 245-249.
  6. Drescher J: Psychiatry and Homosexuality. In Hawley JC (Ed), LGBTQ America Today: An Encyclopedia, Volume 3. Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, CT, 2009, pp. 959-965.

2008

  1. *Drescher J, McCommon BH, Jones BE: Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients. In Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, Gabbard G (Eds) APPI Textbook of Psychiatry, Fifth Edition. APPI Press, Washington, DC, 2008, pp. 1471-1487.

2007

  1. Drescher J: Homosexuality, Stress and. In Fink G (Ed), The Encyclopedia of Stress, Second Edition, Volume 2. Academic Press, Oxford, 2007, 348-353
  2. Drescher J: Homosexuality and its vicissitudes. In Muran JC (Ed.), Dialogues on Difference: Diversity Studies of the Therapeutic Relationship. American Psychological Association Books, Washington, DC, 2007, pp. 85-97.
  3. Drescher J: Parler Foucault Sans Le Savoir. In Muran JC (Ed.), Dialogues on Difference: Diversity Studies of the Therapeutic Relationship. American Psychological Association Books, Washington DC, 2007, pp. 111-113.

2006

  1. Drescher J: Gay and depressed: Combined pharmacotherapy and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy with a depressed, gay man. In Spitzer RL, First M, Williams JBW, Gibbons M (Eds.), DSM-IV TR Casebook: Experts Tell How They Treated Their Own Patients. APPI, Washington, DC, 2006, 163-178.
  2. Drescher J: Sexual conversion therapies. In Khaled M (Ed), Homophobia: Views and Differences. Helem and La CD-Theque, Beirut, Lebanon, 2006, 87-99. (Original chapter translated directly into Arabic)

2005

  1. *Drescher J, Stein TS, Byne W: Homosexuality, gay and lesbian identities, and homosexual behavior. In Sadock BJ, Sadock VA (Eds), Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Eighth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2005, pp. 1936-65.
  2. *Drescher J, Glazer DF, Crespi L, Schwartz D: What is a mother? Gay and lesbian perspectives on parenting. In Brown SF (Ed.), What do Mothers Want? Developmental Perspectives, Clinical Challenges. The Analytic Press, Hillsdale, NJ, 2005, pp. 87-103.

2003

  1. Drescher J: Psychoanalysis. In Aminoff J, Daroff RB (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Academic Press, 2003, pp. 78-81.

2002

  1. Drescher J; Sexual conversion (“Reparative”) therapies: A history and update. In Jones BE, Hill MJ (Eds.), Mental Health Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities (Review of Psychiatry, 21(4)). APPI, Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 71-91.
  2. Byne W, Schuklenk U, Lasco M, Drescher J: The origins of sexual orientation: No genetic link to Social Change. Alper JS, Ard C, Asch A, Beckwith J, Conrad P, Geller LN (Eds.), The Double-Edged Helix: Social Implications of Genetics in a Diverse Society. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2002, pp. 197-214.

2001

  1. Drescher J: The circle of liberation. In Glazer DF, Drescher J, (Eds.), Gay and Lesbian Parenting. Haworth Medical Press, NY, 2001, pp. 119-131.
  2. Drescher J: Attending to sexual compulsivity in a gay man. In Petrucelli J, Stuart C (Eds.), Hungers and Compulsions: The Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders & Addictions. Jason Aronson, Northvale, NJ, 2001, pp. 265-279.

2000

  1. Schaffner BH, Adams PL, Downey JI, *Drescher J, Friedman RC, Lang J, et al: Homosexuality and the Mental Health Professions: The Impact of Bias. AA monograph of the Committee on Human Sexuality of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, Routledge, 2000.
  2. Drescher J: Atteggiamenti psicoanalitici verso l’omosessualità (Psychoanalytic attitudes toward homosexuality). In Bassi F, Galli PF (Eds.), L’Omosessualità nella psicoanalisi (Homosexuality in Psychoanalysis), Piccola Biblioteca Einaudi, Torino, Italy, 2000, pp. 67-88.

1996

  1. Drescher J: Psychoanalytic subjectivity and male homosexuality. In Cabaj RP, Stein, TS (Eds.), Textbook of Homosexuality and Mental Health. American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Washington, DC, 1996, pp. 173-189.

1995

  1. Drescher J: Anti-homosexual bias in training. In Domenici T, Lesser RC, (Eds.), Disorienting Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Reappraisals of Sexual Identities. Routledge, New York, 1995, pp. 227-241.

Books/Textbooks for Medical or Scientific Community

2013

  • *Drescher J, Byne W (Eds): Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents: An Interdisciplinary Discussion. Routledge, New York and London, 2013.

2012

  1. Levounis P, *Drescher J, Barber M (Eds): The LGBT Casebook. American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington DC, 2012.

2009

  1. Mathy R, *Drescher J (Eds): Childhood Gender Nonconformity and the Development of Adult Homosexuality. Routledge, NY, 2009.

2007

  1. *Drescher J, Merlino JP (Eds.): American Psychiatry and Homosexuality: An Oral History. Routledge, New York, 2007.
  2. Peel E, Clarke V, *Drescher J (Eds.): British LGB Psychololgies: Theory, Research and Practice. CRC Press, NY, 2007.
  3. Glassgold JM, *Drescher J (Eds.): Activism and LGBT Psychology. Routledge, NY, 2007.

2006

  1. *Drescher J, Zucker KJ (Eds.): Ex-Gay Research: Analyzing the Spitzer Study and Its Relation to Science, Religion, Politics and Culture. Routledge, NY, 2006.
  2. Wainberg M, Kolodny AJ, *Drescher J (Eds.): Crystal Meth and Men Who Have Sex with Men: Community and Public Health Responses. CRC Press, NY, 2006.
  3. Halkitis PN, Wilton L, *Drescher J (Eds.): Barebacking: Psychosocial & Public Health Approaches. CRC Press, NY, 2006.

2005

  1. Karasic D, *Drescher J (Eds.): Sexual and Gender Diagnoses of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM): A Reevaluation. Routledge, NY, 2005.
  2. Perlman G, *Drescher J (Eds.): A Gay Man’s Guide to Prostate Cancer. CRC Press, NY, 2005.

2004

  1. D’Ercole A, *Drescher J (Eds.): Uncoupling Convention: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Same-Sex Couples and Families. Routledge, NY, 2004.
  2. Leli U, *Drescher J (Eds.): Transgender Subjectivities: A Clinician’s Guide. CRC Press, NY, 2004.
  3. Hellman RE, *Drescher J (Eds.): Handbook of LGBT Issues in Community Mental Health. CRC Press, NY, 2004.

2003

  1. *Drescher J, D’Ercole A, Schoenberg E (Eds.): Psychotherapy with Gay Men and Lesbians: Contemporary Dynamic Approaches. Routledge, NY, 2003.
  2. Lingiardi V, *Drescher J (Eds.): The Mental Health Professions and Homosexuality: International Perspectives. CRC Press, NY, 2003.

2001

  1. Shidlo A, Schroeder M, *Drescher J (Eds.): Sexual Conversion Therapy: Ethical, Clinical and Research Perspectives. CRC Press, NY, 2001.
  2. Glazer DF, *Drescher J (Eds.): Gay and Lesbian Parenting. CRC Press, NY, 2001.

2000

  1. Guss JR, *Drescher J (Eds.): Addictions in the Lesbian and Gay Community. CRC Press, NY, 2000.

1998

  1. Drescher J: Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man. The Analytic Press, Hillsdale, NJ, 1998.
  2. Drescher was the sole author of this book, first released in hardcover; a second softcover printing was published in 2001. In July 2002, it was a Featured Alternate Selection of the Psychotherapy Book Club. Today it is still available in print from Routledge (which acquired TAP) and as a Kindle e-book.

Case Reports

            1985

  1. Demuth, GW, Breslow, RE, Drescher, J. The elicitation of a movement disorder by trazodone: Case Report. J. Clinical Psychiatry, 1985, 46(12):535-536.

Letters to the Editor

  1. 2016: *Drescher J, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Reed G: Removal of Gender Incongruence of Childhood Diagnostic Category: A Human Rights Perspective – Authors’ Reply. The Lancet Psychiatry, May 2016, 3(5):406.
  2. 2001: Drescher J: A Response to Richard C. Friedman’s Review of Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” Nervous & Mental Diseases, February 2001, 189(2):129-130.
  3. 2000: Drescher J: A Response to Richard C. Friedman’s Review of Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man, American J. of Psychoanalysis, June 2000, 60(2):191-196.
  4. 1992: Prenzlauer S, *Drescher J, Winchel R: Suicide Among Homosexual Youth. American J. of Psychiatry, October 1992, 149(10):1416.

Other Media

Dr. Drescher has responded to requests from colleagues to comment on topical issues in blog postings, video interviews and podcasts. Some samples with shortened URLs are below:

  1. 2020: “Was Freud ‘Gay-Friendly?,’ May 6. https://bit.ly/3bfNMf8
  2. 2019: “The ‘Checkered’ History of Psychiatry’s Views on Homosexuality,” Video interview by Lloyd Sederer, MD, collaboration of Medscape and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, December 3. https://wb.md/342NCnL
  3. 2019: “Gender Variant Children,” Podcast Interview with Lorenzo Norris, MD, MDEdge, November 20. https://apple.co/35alaC9
  4. 2019: “Stonewalls 50th Anniversary and an Overdue Apology,” June 21. https://bit.ly/2WVfWtC
  5. 2019: “Jack Drescher and John Pachankis,” StoryCorp Archives Interview, June 10. https://bit.ly/38q6tge
  6. 2018: “Sexual Conversion Therapy,” Podcast Interview with Lorenzo Norris, MD, MDEdge, December 5. https://bit.ly/2LwQHWZ
  7. 2015: “Divorce Equality,” March 2. goo.gl/IyauVP
  8. 2013: “Marriage Equality: Positive Messaging Wins Out,” September 8. goo.gl/7zXTsI
  9. 2011: “Ex-Gay Therapy: NPR Forgets Infomercials Are Not Science.” August 13. goo.gl/gszXrv
  10. 2011: “The Computer Screen Replaces the Blank Screen—and Patients Benefit,” June 24. goo.gl/SDHWGo
  11. 2011: “Psychiatric Diagnoses Can Change History,” February 27. goo.gl/sSWxKF
  12. 2011: “When Love Fights with Faith: A Community of Jews Learns to Live with Contradiction,” February 13. goo.gl/seDJBG

Other Non-Peer Reviewed Publications in Print or Other Media

Invited General Audience Op-Eds

  1. 2018: “Die psychopathologische Sichtweise auf Trans*personen aufgeben” (“Abandoning the Psychopathological Model of Transgender People”). Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb (Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education), August 8. gl/m5oX3x (English translation: goo.gl/PGfwWA)
  2. 2016: “Five Myths on Being Transgender.” Washington Post, May 13. goo.gl/cwzTrR
  3. 2015: “ Ben Carson Bears Responsibility, Even as Politician, to Represent Science in Accurate Manner.” New York Daily News, March 5. goo.gl/lchG3B
  4. 2014: “GOP Plays with Lives with Reparative Therapy.” San Antonio Express-News, July 24. https://bit.ly/2lYlSAx
  5. 2013: Gay Therapy is Not Just Sticks and Stones.” New Jersey Star-Ledger, April 16. goo.gl/0IxkCP
  6. 2011: “Coming Out and Fitting In–The Post-“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Era Begins.” Commentary on the first day of DADT repeal going into effect, Fox News Online, September 20. goo.gl/VwPsQ1
  7. 2011: “Dr. Ablow Gets It Wrong about Chaz Bono and ‘Dancing with the Stars’.” Response to FoxNews Keith Ablow’s commentary about Chaz Bono, Fox News Online, September 13. goo.gl/A7Mqlj

 

Letters to Editor, New York Times

  1. 2018: “Withdrawing from Antidepressants,” April 10, gl/9oEut7
  2. 2014: “Banning the Practice of ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy,” February 21, gl/fi76n5
  3. 2013: “An Insurance Trap for Psychiatrists and Patients,” December 21, gl/o2KK2R
  4. 2013: “Prescribing Generic Drugs,” October 12, gl/dpCyRy
  5. 2013: “Sunday Dialogue: Our Notions of Gender,” June 30, gl/OB10fi
  6. 2013: “Psychiatry on the Scientific Spectrum,” May 30, gl/e1sI6c
  7. 2012: “A Focus on AIDS, Past and Present,” August 3, gl/P3ijPC

Invited Opinion Pieces to Professional Newsletters

  1. 2016: “’Doctor, Am I Gay?’: A Primer on Sexual Identities.” Psychiatric Times, October 2016, Vol 33(10) pp. 49-53. gl/9GFrFz
  2. 2016: “Gender Diagnoses and ICD-11.” Psychiatric News, August 19. http://goo.gl/a38011
  3. 2014: “Impact of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Suicide Risk: Implications for Assessment and Treatment.” Psychiatric Times, December, pp. 24-25. goo.gl/0706Mr (co-authored with Ann Haas of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
  4. 2011: “APA’s Historic Role in the Same Sex Marriage Debate.” Newsletter of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, Volume 37, No. 1, January, pp. 3,15.
  5. 2011: “What Has the Lesbian Family Study Taught Us about Child Rearing by Gay Adults: Findings Challenge Old Assumptions.” Point/Counterpoint, Clinical Psychiatry News, 39(3), March, p. 7.

Non-authored Publications (Editor, Bending Psychoanalysis Book Series)

  1. Sherman E: Notes from the Margins: The Gay Analyst’s Subjectivity in the Treatment Setting. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 2005.
  2. Layton, L.B: Who’s That Girl? Who’s That Boy? Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 2004.
  3. D’Ercole A, Drescher J (Eds.): Uncoupling Convention: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Same-Sex Couples and Families. Routledge, NY, 2004.

Invited and/or Peer-Selected Presentations at Regional, National or International Levels:

 

Regional—Grand Rounds Speaker

  1. 2021: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Minors,” Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Morris Plains, NJ, May 20, (via Zoom)
  2. 2021: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Minors,” Department of Psychiatry, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY, February 17, (via Zoom)
  3. 2021: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Minors,” Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, January 20, (via Zoom)
  4. 2020: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” Department of Psychiatry, Brookdale Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, December 23 (via Zoom)
  5. 2020: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Minors,” Department of Psychiatry, Department of Child Psychiatry, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT, November 17 (via Zoom)
  6. 2020: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Minors,” Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, November 10 (via Zoom)
  7. 2020: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Minors,” Department of Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), New York, NY, September 23 (via Zoom)
  8. 2020: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Minors,” (Jointly sponsored by Division of Child Psychiatry, Albert Einstein-Montefiore and New York City Children’s Center, New York State Office of Mental Health), Bronx, NY, July 15 (via Zoom)
  9. 2020: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” Department of Psychiatry, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, June 10 (via Zoom)
  10. 2020: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” Department of Psychiatry, Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica Queens, NY, January 31
  11. 2018: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” NY Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), White Plains, NY, February 6
  12. 2017: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on Gender Identity Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5,” Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ, November 15
  13. 2017: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on Gender Identity Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5,” Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY, October 27
  14. 2017: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on Gender Identity Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5,” Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan, CT, April 14
  15. 2017: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on Gender Identity Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5,” Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-West, New York, NY, April 12
  16. 2017: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on Gender Identity Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5,” Department of Psychiatry, Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, March 21
  17. 2017: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Minors,” Department of Psychiatry, Lenox Hill Hospital, March 16
  18. 2016: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on Gender Identity Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5,” Department of Psychiatry, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, October 13
  19. 2016: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” Department of Psychiatry, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, April 27
  20. 2016: “The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients,” McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, March 17
  21. 2015: “Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative) Therapies,” Department of Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), White Plains, NY, December 8
  22. 2015: “Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative) Therapies,” Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NJ, November 20
  23. 2015: “Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative) Therapies,” Department of Psychiatry, Brookdale Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, April 22
  24. 2015: “The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients,” Department of Psychiatry, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Montrose, NY, April 8
  25. 2014: “DSM-5 Update: Gender Dysphoria,” Flushing Hospital, Flushing, NY, March 5
  26. 2014: “The Treatment of Transgender Children and Adolescents,” New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), White Plains, NY, February 11
  27. 2013: “DSM-5 Update: Gender Dysphoria,” Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY, September 18
  28. 2013: “DSM-5 Update: Gender Dysphoria,” Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, July 25
  29. 2013: “The Treatment of Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Harry Stack Sullivan Award Lecturer, Sheppard-Pratt Health Systems, Baltimore, MD, March 6
  30. 2013: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on Gender Identity Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5,” VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Montrose, NY, January 9
  31. 2012: Queer Diagnoses: Parallels and Contrasts in the History of Homosexuality, Gender Variance and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM),” Institute of Living, Hartford, CT, March 8
  32. 2012: Queer Diagnoses: Parallels and Contrasts in the History of Homosexuality, Gender Variance and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM),” Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, February 1
  33. 2011: “The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients,” Elmhurst Medical Center, Elmhurst, NY, December 7
  34. 2011: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Perspectives on Antihomosexual Attitudes,” Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, December 2
  35. 2011: “Homosexuality: A Clinical Primer,” Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, October 4
  36. 2011: Queer Diagnoses: Parallels and Contrasts in the History of Homosexuality, Gender Variance and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM),” New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), New York, NY, March 9
  37. 2011: Queer Diagnoses: Parallels and Contrasts in the History of Homosexuality, Gender Variance and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM),” New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), White Plains, NY, January 11
  38. 2010: Queer Diagnoses: Parallels and Contrasts in the History of Homosexuality, Gender Variance and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM),” Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, December 14
  39. 2010: When Politics Distorts Science,” Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Bronx, NY, February 11
  40. 2010: When Politics Distorts Science,” New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), White Plains, NY, February 9
  41. 2009: “The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients,” Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, March 31
  42. 2009: “The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients,” Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, March 16
  43. 2008: “Psychiatry and Homosexuality,” Harlem Hospital, New York NY, April 23
  44. 2008: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” NY Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY, Feb 20
  45. 2008: “The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients,” NY Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), White Plains, NY, February 19
  46. 2006: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” Zucker Hillside Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Glen Oaks, NY, October 18
  47. 2006: “Ethical Issues in Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative’) Therapies,” St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, June 21
  48. 2006: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” Harvard Longwood Psychiatry, Cambridge, MA, March 7
  49. 2006: “Ethical Issues In Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative’) Therapies,” St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, January 26
  50. 2006: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” Brookdale Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Brooklyn, NY, January 10
  51. 2005: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY, Feb 23
  52. 2004: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” Cabrini Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY, October 8
  53. 2004: “Therapeutic Meanings of Antihomosexuality,” Rose Memorial Grand Rounds Speaker, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, March 25
  54. 2003: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Bronx, NY, January 9
  55. 2002: “Psychotherapy of a Dissociating Gay Patient”, St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Medical Center, New York, NY, November 13
  56. 2001: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Yonkers, NY, December 13
  57. 2000: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” Northwestern University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL, Oct 17
  58. 2000: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Bronx, NY, September 14
  59. 2000: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” New York University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY, Jan 27
  60. 1999: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Psychoanalytic Training Experience Between 1973-1991,” Panel Member, “Being Gay and Becoming a Psychoanalyst: 1967-1999,” Scientific Program Meeting of The Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine, New York, NY, December 7.
  61. 1999: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Brooklyn, NY, December 1
  62. 1999: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” Gouverneur Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY, June 10
  63. 1998: “Gay Patient, Gay Therapist,” Psychiatric Institute, Columbia Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, April 3
  64. 1998: “Holding or Fixing: Comparing the Models of Psychoanalytic Respect and Reparative Therapy of Homosexuality,” New York University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY, March 12
  65. 1998: “Holding or Fixing: Comparing the Models of Psychoanalytic Respect and Reparative Therapy of Homosexuality,” Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY, February 12
  66. 1997: “Holding or Fixing: Comparing the Models of Psychoanalytic Respect and Reparative Therapy of Homosexuality,” Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Bronx, NY, September 17,
  67. 1997: “Holding or Fixing: Comparing the Models of Psychoanalytic Respect and Reparative Therapy of Homosexuality,” Bronx Lebanon Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Bronx, NY, February 25

Regional—Hospital Lectures

  1. 2021: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” The Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX, June 15 (via Zoom)
  2. 2013: “In-Service on LGBT Issues,” Invited Consultant, Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan, CT, October 18

Regional—Professional Meetings

  1. 2021: “Controversies in Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Contemporary Freudian Society, New York, NY, June 30 (via Zoom)
  2. 2020: “Branding Psychoanalysis,” Center for Public Mental Health, William A. White Institute, New York, NY, May 5 (via Zoom)
  3. 2020: “Controversies in Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Yale Pediatrics Ethics Program, New Haven, CT, January 23
  4. 2020: “Controversies in Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Columbia University, Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health, LGBT Health Series, New York, NY, January 7
  5. 2019: Panel Speaker, Panel entitled “A Roundtable Discussion on The History of Discrimination in Psychoanalysis against the LGBTQ+ Community,” New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York, NY, December 6
  6. 2019: Invited Speaker, “Becoming a Psychoanalyst,” Voices in Neuroscience Journal Club, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY, November 20,
  7. 2019: “Moving the Conversation Along,” Panel Speaker, Panel entitled “Jewish, Orthodox and LGBTQ: Moving the Clinical Conversations Forward and Avoiding Collateral Damage,” Clinical Education Meeting, William A. White Institute, New York, NY, November 12
  8. 2019: “Treating LGBT Patients: Ethical, Historical & Clinical Perspectives,” Invited Speaker, Weill Cornell Medical Diversity Week, New York, NY, April 23
  9. 2019: “Queer Diagnoses: A History of Gender Diagnoses in the DSM and ICD,” Chair and Speaker, Panel entitled “The Rocky Road to Removing Gender Dysphoria from DSM-5,” Columbia University, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health, Working Group on Gender, New York, NY, March 15
  10. 2019: “Asses Making Passes: Making Meaning of Unwanted Sexual Advances,” Invited Speaker, LGBT Study Group, William A. White Institute, New York, NY, March 6
  11. 2018: “Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: From the Preoedipal to the Postmodern,” Institute for Psychoanalytic Education Affiliated with New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, October 29
  12. 2018: “A Bisexual Man’s Search for Identity,” Columbia University, Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health, LGBT Health Series, New York, NY, September 18
  13. 2018: “Out of DSM: Depathologizing Homosexuality,” Workshop on “The Historical Foundation of Sexual Illnesses, and How It Is Reflected in DSM and in Treatment Modalities,” New York State Psychological Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, June 1
  14. 2018: “Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: From the Preoedipal to the Postmodern,” Columbia University, Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health, LGBT Health Series, New York, NY, April 3
  15. 2018: “Asses Making Passes: Making Meaning of Unwanted Sexual Advances,” Panel Speaker, Panel on “Defining Consent,” Conference on “Sex, Power & Consent: Can We Talk?,” William A. White Institute, New York, NY, March 24
  16. 2018: “Where Have All the Butch Lesbians Gone? Identity, Gender and Sexuality in Today’s Adolescents,” Discussant of Susan Vaughan, MD, Columbia University, Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health, LGBT Health Series, New York, NY, March 6
  17. 2017: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on the Gender Identity Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5,“ Invited Speaker, Training Institute for Mental Health, New York, NY, November 17
  18. 2017: “Diagnosing Gender: Gender Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5,” Panel Speaker, “Beyond the Binary of Sex: Psychoanalytic Explorations of Multiple Sexualities,” Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine, New York, NY, October 3
  19. 2013: “Hierarchies of Suffering,” Panel Speaker, Panel on “The Traumatic Field: Psychoanalytic Growth and the Growth of Psychoanalysis,” William A. White Institute Conference, “Unknowable, Unspeakable and Unsprung: Navigating the Thrill and Danger of Living Amidst Truth, Fantasy and Privacy,” New York, NY, October 5
  20. 2013: “Queer Diagnoses: Update on the Gender Diagnoses of the ICD-11,” Columbia University, Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health, LGBT Health Series, New York, NY, January 18

Regional—Featured Speaker

  1. 2021: “Psychoanalysis, Sex and Gender in the 21st Century,” Featured Speaker, Two-Day Meeting including a Case Conference with Psychoanalytic Candidates and 3 Formal Presentations, Oregon Psychoanalytic Center, Portland, OR, May 7-8,
  2. 2021: Visiting Professor Lecture Series, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, April 5-10—Included six formal paper presentations and four case conferences as visiting consultant in various locations throughout southeastern Michigan (via Zoom).
  3. 2021: “COVID-Sorting: Navigating Intimacy and Risk,” Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA), Yale Medical School, Community Conversation Series, New Haven, CT, March 25 (via Zoom)
  4. 2021: “Controversies in Treating Transgender Minors,” W.A. White Institute LGBT Study Group, New York, NY, January 6 (via Zoom)
  5. 2020: “Queer Diagnoses: A History of Diagnosing Homosexuality and Gender Variance,” Keynote Speaker, Conference on “Gender 2020: Psychoanalysis Adjusts Its Vision,” Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, Chicago, IL, March 6
  6. 2019: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” Plenary Speaker, Conference on “Psychotherapy and LGBT Identities: Historical, Clinical and Ethical Issues,” Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC, November 16
  7. 2019: “Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: From the Preoedipal to the Postmodern,” Plenary Speaker, Conference on “Psychotherapy and LGBT Identities: Historical, Clinical and Ethical Issues,” Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC, November 16
  8. 2017: “Becoming an Analyst,” Clinical Education Meeting, William A. White Institute, New York, NY, October 24
  9. 2017: “Controversies in Treating Transgender Minors,” Lighthouse LGBT Network, New York, NY, October 2
  10. 2017: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” Plenary Speaker, Conference on “Embracing Frontiers in the Continuum of Psychiatric Care,” sponsored by South Carolina Psychiatric Society and the South Carolina Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Charleston, SC, January 29
  11. 2016: Keynote Speaker, Conference on “Queering Psychoanalysis: Working with Modern-Day Sexuality and Gender, William Alanson White Institute, October 22
  12. 2016: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” Conference on Treating LGBT Patients: Ethical Issues, Gender Dysphoria & Mental Health, Maryland Psychiatric Society, Baltimore, MD, April 30
  13. 2016: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Stockbridge, MA, NV, March 5
  14. 2013: “The Psychology of the Closet,” Friday Night Guest Lecturer, Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA, September 6
  15. 2009: “Treating the GLBT Patient: Rendering the Invisible Visible,” Keynote Speaker, “Addressing GLBT Issues in the Medical School Curriculum,” Conference presented by the New York Medical College GLBT Task Force, May 5

Regional—Panel Speaker

  1. 2021: “An Overview of the DSM-5-TR (Text Revision) Process with a Focus on the Chapter on Gender Dysphoria,” Moderator & Panel Member, Working Group on Gender (WGG) Division of Gender, Sexuality & Health, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY, May 14 (via Zoom)
  2. 2020: “Psychoanalysis and Queer Theory,” Panel Speaker, Panel on “Gender, Language and Psychoanalytic Practice: Past, Present and Future?”, Conference on “Gender 2020: Psychoanalysis Adjusts Its Vision,” Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, Chicago, IL, March 7
  3. 2017: Panel on “A Dialogue for and Against Early Transitioning with Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Children,” Conference on “Out of the Closets and in Your Face: Becoming Effective with LGBT Patients,” LGBT Task Force, New York State Psychological Association, New York, NY, October 29

Regional—Moderator

  1. 2021: Moderator, Ruth Shim’s “Social Injustice and Mental Health,” William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, New York, NY, January 17 (via Zoom)
  2. 2020: Moderator, Eli Zaretsky’s “Mass Psychology Today,” William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, New York, NY, November 13 (via Zoom)
  3. 2020: Moderator, z “Formulating Black Rage: Surviving Latent and Manifest Destructiveness in Othering,” William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, New York, NY, October 30 (via Zoom)
  4. 2020: Moderator, Panel on “Gender Identity: What’s Sex Got to Do with It?,” New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, New York, NY, October 13 (via Zoom)
  5. 2019: Moderator, Panel on “Is Hypersexuality a Useful Concept?,” Conference entitled, “Fourth Annual LGBT Conference: Putting on the Brakes or Going Wild,” Co-sponsored by New York State Psychological Association and Westchester Center for Psychological Education, New York, NY, November 10

National—Invited Keynote/Plenary Speaker

  1. 2021: “Conversation with A Distinguished Analyst: Dr. Jack Drescher “A History Of Homosexuality And Psychoanalysis: From The Theoretical To The Personal,” American Psychoanalytic Association, February 27 (Via Zoom).
  2. 2019: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Plenary Speaker, Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, White Plains, NY, November 8.
  3. 2019: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Plenary Speaker, Psychiatric Congress, San Diego, CA, October 5.
  4. 2017: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Minors,” Plenary Speaker, Annual Meeting of The American College of Psychiatrists, Scottsdale, AZ, February 22.
  5. 2016: “Transgender 101,” Keynote, Symposium 2016, “Sexuality and Its Discontents,” New York, NY, March 26
  6. 2016: “Gender Dysphoria,” Plenary, 21st National Psychopharmacology Update, Nevada Psychiatric Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 13, 2016
  7. 2015: “Can the Psychoanalysis of the Future Bring Anything to Sex and Gender Studies?”, Plenary, American Association of Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, National Conference on “The Art of Listening,” Durham, NC, March 15
  8. 2011: “When Politics Distorts Science,” Plenary, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, White Plains, NY, November 11
  9. 2011: “GID in the DSM-5: An Update,” Plenary, Stanley Biber Memorial Lecture, Annual Meeting of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, Atlanta, GA, September 24
  10. 2010: “Queer Diagnoses: Homosexuality, Gender Variance, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM),” Plenary, Stanley Biber Memorial Lecture, Annual Meeting of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, San Diego, CA, September 25
  11. 2010: “Gender Variance or Gender Identity Disorder: A DSM-5 Controversy,” Invited Speaker, Life Members Meeting, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA, May 25
  12. 2009: “When Politics Distorts Science,” Distinguished Psychiatrist Lecture, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May 19
  13. 2009: “Issues of Marriage Equality,” Plenary, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference, New York, NY, March 15
  14. 2007: “When Politics Distorts Science,” Plenary Speaker, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, 25th Annual Conference, San Juan, PR, September 29
  15. 2007: “Ethical Issues in Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative’) Therapies,” Plenary, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants, Philadelphia, PA, May 29
  16. 2007: “Etiological Theories of Homosexuality and Their Clinical Relevance,” Plenary, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants, Philadelphia, PA, May 29
  17. 2006: “Ethical Issues in Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative’) Therapies,” Plenary, 25th Annual Conference, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, San Francisco, CA, October 13
  18. 2006: “Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: From the Preoedipal to the Postmodern,” Plenary, Presidential Lecture, 50th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, Toronto, ON, CA, May 19
  19. 2003: “Gay and Lesbian Adolescents,” Plenary, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY, March 28
  20. 2000: “Ethical Concerns Raised When Patients Seek to Change Same-Sex Attractions,” Pre-circulated paper, Fall Meeting 2000, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY, December 17
  21. 2000: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” Plenary Speaker, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY, April 25
  22. 2000: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” Meet the Author, American Academy of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY, January 7

National—Panel Speaker                                       

  1. 2021: “Controversies in Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Panel addressing Joint Session of American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Psychiatry and the Law and Committee on Judicial Action, September 23 (via Zoom)
  2. 2021: “Experiencing the Members List,” Panel on the APsaA Listserv, American Psychoanalytic Association, September 18 (via Zoom)
  3. 2021: “The History of LGBT Inclusion in the American Psychiatric Association, Town Hall on “Increasing LGBTQ+ Equity in AAPL,” American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, June 24 (via Zoom)
  4. 2021: “’Religious Liberty’ Laws & LGBT Civil Rights,” Scientific Session on “Health Policy and LGBTQ Mental Health,” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 2 (via Zoom)
  5. 2020: “Issues Arising in Psychotherapy with LGBT Patients,” Panel entitled “Focusing on Psychotherapy for LGBTQ Patients and Mental Health Care for LGBTQ Veterans,” AGLP, The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists, November 15 (via Zoom)
  6. 2020: “Communications Workshop for Psychoanalytic Activists,” Committee on Public Information, American Psychoanalytic Association, October 17 (via Zoom)
  7. 2020: “Understanding Queer Theory,” Committee Sponsored Workshop on Practice Building, Winter Meeting of American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY, February 15
  8. 2019: “Becoming a Media Spokesperson: Media Training 101,” Featured Speaker, Professional Development Workshop, Winter Meeting of American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY, February 6
  9. 2018: “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” Panel Speaker, Symposium on “Reshuffling the Deck: Revising Sexual and Gender Diagnoses in ICD-11,” Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY, May 7
  10. 2018: “ H Anonymous and the Legacy of John E. Fryer, MD,” Fryer Award Lecture, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY, May 5
  11. 2017: “Promoting Your Psychoanalytic Practice,” Featured Speaker, Professional Development Workshop, Winter Meeting of American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY, January 18
  12. 2016: “Conflicting Subjectivities and Self-Interests of the Patient and Analyst,” Presenter, Discussion Group, Winter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY, January 14
  13. 2015: “Out of DSM: Depathologizing Homosexuality”
    Invited Speaker, Panel on “Social and Cultural Constructions of Psychopathology,” Annual Meeting of American Psychopathological Association, New York, NY, March 6
  14. 2014: “LGBT Advocacy/Activism in Professional Organizations,” Invited Panel Speaker, LGBT Health Workforce Conference, New York, NY, May 2
  15. 2013: “From Gender Identity Disorders to Gender Incongruence; From Mental Disorder to Something Else: Proposed Revisions to the ICD-11,” Speaker, Scientific Symposium on “Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health in the ICD-11: Parallels and Contrasts With DSM-5,” Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May 21
  16. 2013: “Can the Psychoanalysis of the Future Bring Anything to Sex and Gender Studies?”, Invited Speaker, Steering Committee Invited Panel on “Psychoanalysis: A Look into the Future,” Annual Meeting of Division 39 (Division of Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA April 28
  17. 2012: “The Politics of Sexual Science: A Gay Psychiatrist’s Report from the Trenches of the Culture Wars,” Panel Speaker, Symposium on “Psychiatrists as Activists: On Being Part of the Solution,” Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA, May 7
  18. 2011: “How APA’s 1973 Decision to Remove Homosexuality from the DSM Contributed to Today’s Culture Wars about Marriage Equality,” Panel Speaker, Symposium on “Mental Health and Legal Perspectives of Same-sex Civil Marriage in the United States,” Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Honolulu, HI, May 18
  19. 2010: “Queer Diagnoses: Homosexuality, Gender Variance, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM),” Panel Member, Symposium: “Gender Identity Disorder and the DSM-5: An Update,” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY, October 30
  20. 2010: “Talking to the Media: Teaching Psychiatrists to Embrace the Sound Bite,” Panel Speaker, Symposium on “Psychiatrists in the World: Advocating for LGBT Mental Health,” Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA, May 25
  21. 2010: “The Group for Advancement of Psychiatry On-Line Curriculum on LGBT Mental Health,” Panel Speaker, Symposium on “Psychiatrists in the World: Advocating for LGBT Mental Health,” Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA, May 25
  22. 2008: “When Politics Distorts Science,” Panel Member, “’The Gay Agenda’: The Intersection of Mental Health and Public Policy,” AGLP Annual Symposium, Washington DC, May 3
  23. 2007: “Ethical Issues in Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative’) Therapies,” Panel Member, “Ethics, Human Rights and Dynamic,” jointly sponsored by American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Psychoanalysis, San Diego, CA, May 21
  24. 2006: “Ethical Issues in Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative’) Therapies,” Invited Panel Member, “Meeting the Needs of our Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Patients and their Families,” American Medical Association, Chicago, IL, June 12
  25. 2006: “Can I Change? A Journey through Ex-Gay Ministries and Beyond,” Panel Member, Issue Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, ON, CA, May 25
  26. 2006: “Can We Talk? A Model for Constructive Conversation between Opponents and Advocates of Same Sex Relationships,” Panel Member, Component Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, ON, CA, May 23
  27. 2006: “Gay and Lesbian Families: What Kinds of Trauma Do They Experience because They Cannot Marry,” Invited Panel Member, Workshop of the Committee on Gay and Lesbian Issues, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY, January 19
  28. 2005: “Challenges When Psychiatrists Seek Treatment for Themselves,” Panel Member, Issues Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Atlanta, GA, May 26
  29. 2005: “I Do, But I Can’t: Mental Health Issues Around Gay Marriage,” Panel Member, Component Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Atlanta, GA, May 23
  30. 2005: “’Fixing Frank’: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Psychotherapy with Gay Men,” Panel Member, Media Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Atlanta, GA, May 23
  31. 2004: “Judd Marmor, Psychiatry and Homosexuality,” Panel Member, “The Academy Honors the Life and Work of Judd Marmor, MD,” American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, New York, NY, May 2
  32. 2004: “Teaching Evidence-Based Psychotherapies,” Panel Member, American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, New York, NY, April 30
  33. 2003: “Ethical Concerns Raised When Patients Seek to Change Same-Sex Attractions,” Panel Member, “Research and Clinical Report on Reparative Therapy,” Trembling Before G-d: Orthodox Mental Health Conference on Homosexuality, New York, NY, November 10
  34. 2002: “Mental Health Issues in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community,” Panel Member, APA Review Of Psychiatry Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA, May 23
  35. 2002: “The Terrorist Crisis of 2001: Use and Impact of Electronic Communication,” Panel Member, Component Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA, May 21
  36. 2001: “Ethical Concerns Raised When Patients Seek to Change Same-Sex Attractions,” Panel Member, Symposium on “Clinical Issues and Ethical Concerns Regarding Attempts to Change Sexual Orientation: An Update,” Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA, May 9
  37. 2001: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Psychoanalytic Training Experience between 1973 and 1991,” Panel Member, “Being Gay and Becoming a Psychoanalyst: Across Three Generations, 90th Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New Orleans, LA, May 5
  38. 2000: “The Consulting Room as Playspace: Psychotherapy with a Bipolar Patient,” Panel Member, “How to Make Dynamic Psychotherapy Work,” American Psychiatric Association 52nd Institute on Psychiatric Services, Philadelphia, PA, October 28
  39. 1998: “What Needs Changing: Some Questions Raised by Reparative Therapy Practices,” Panel Member, “Psychoanalysis, Sexuality and Politics,” American Academy of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY, January 11
  40. 1998: “The Analyst’s Authority and the Patient’s Sexuality,” Panel Member, “Homosexuality: Study of Gay and Lesbian Lives–Implications for Psychoanalysis,” American Academy of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY, January 9
  41. 1996: “Across the Great Divide: Gender Panic in the Psychoanalytic Dyad,” Panel Member, “Gay and Lesbian Issues,” American Academy of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY, May 5
  42. 1995: “Psychoanalytic Subjectivity and Male Homosexuality,” Panel Member, “Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality: A Contemporary View,” American Academy of Psychoanalysis, Boston, Ma, December 10
  43. 1995: “Dissociation in The Psychotherapy Of Gay Men,” Panel Member, “Clinical Approaches to Dissociation,” Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, Santa Monica, CA, April 30
  44. 1995: “Medication, Psychotherapy and Belief,” Panel Member, “Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy: Toward Integration,” Division 39, American Psychological Association, Santa Monica, CA, April 29
  45. 1994: “Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Men,” Panel Member, Scientific Symposium, “Gay and Lesbian Patients: New Psychoanalytic Perspectives,” joint session of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and APA, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA, May
  46. 1994: “Addressing Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues at the District Branch Level,” Panel Member, Component Workshop Presentation of the Southern California Psychiatric Society’s Committee on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA, May
  47. 1993: “Psychoanalytic Attitudes toward Homosexuality,” Original Paper Presentation, Panel Member, “Anti-Homosexual Bias in Psychiatry,” American Academy of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY, December
  48. 1993: “Psychosocial Aspects of AIDS,” Panel Member, “Optometric Concerns with the Diagnosis and Treatment of the AIDS Patient,” American Academy of Optometry, Boston, MA, December
  49. 1990: “Therapist Bias in The Clinical Setting,” Panel Member, Component Workshop Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY, May
  50. 1989-1990: “The District Branch Newsletter: Educating the Membership about Aids,” Panel Member, Component Workshop Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY, May, 1990 and San Francisco, CA, May, 1989
  51. 1989: “Internalized Homophobia in the Psychotherapy of a Gay Man,” Panel Member, American Academy of Psychoanalysis, San Francisco, CA, May

National—Invited Discussant

  1. 2021: “Understanding Gender: How Psychoanalysis is Grappling with Societes’ New Gender Norms,” Discussant, Special Session, Annual Meeting of American Psychoanalytic Association, February 13 (via Zoom)
  2. 2019: “Masculinity: Rethinking Gender Categories,” Invited Speaker, Discussion Group, Annual Meeting of American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY, February 6
  3. 2017: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” Interest Group, Annual Meeting of The American College of Psychiatrists, Scottsdale, AZ, February 23
  4. 2015: “First, Do No Harm: Historical, Ethical, and Legal Perspectives on Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE),” Scientific Symposium, American Psychiatric Association Institute for Psychiatric Services, New York, NY, October 11
  5. 2014: “Paper Session,” Discussant, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, New York, NY, May 3
  6. 2009: “Managing Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy,” Invited Consultant, “Clinical Pearls,” American Psychiatric Association Institute for Psychiatric Services, New York, NY, October 9
  7. 2005: “Sex and Death in the Age of Aids: A Psychoanalytic Exploration,” Invited Panel Member, Film Discussion of “The Gift,” National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY, September 25
  8. 2003: “Intersex Conditions: Controversies and New Approaches to Treatment,” Panel Member, Component Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May 21
  9. 2003: “Counseling Committed Couples: Rethinking Therapeutic Neutrality,” Panel Member, Issues Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May 21
  10. 2003: “Beyond Coming Out: LGBT Mental Health across the Lifespan,” Conference Discussant, Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 17
  11. 2004: “Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: New Directions,” Conference Summary, Conference jointly sponsored by Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Medical Center, The Haworth Press, William Alanson White Institute, New York, NY, May 1

National—Moderator

  1. 2021: “Re-Branding Psychoanalysis: Correcting the Public’s Misunderstandings,” Workshop of the Committee on Public Information, Annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, February 21 (via Zoom)
  2. 2021: “Focusing on Sex and Relationships in the LGBTQ Community and Inpatient Considerations for LGBTQ Patients,” AGLP, The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists, January 10 (via Zoom)
  3. 2020: Co-Chair, Professional Development Workshop 2: “How to Talk about Psychoanalytic Treatment and More Importantly, How Not To.” Winter meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY, February 13
  4. 2020: Co-Chair, Professional Development Workshop 1: “Blog or Podcast? Do both.” Winter meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY, February 12
  5. 2018: “Reshuffling the Deck: Revising Sexual and Gender Diagnoses in ICD-11,” Co-Chair, Scientific Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY, May 7
  6. 2014: “Controversies in the Treatment of Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Co-Chair, Scientific Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY, May 5
  7. 2009: “‘In or Out?’: A Discussion about Gender Identity Diagnoses and the DSM,” Co-Chair, Scientific Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May 18
  8. 2006: “A Research Agenda for DSM-V: Mental Health in the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Populations,” Co-Chair, Component Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, ON, CA, May 24
  9. 2004: “Gay and Lesbian Orthodox Jews: A Primer for Clinicians,” Chair, Scientific Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY, May 5
  10. 2003: “Daddy and Papa: A Psychosocial Profile of Gay Parenting,” Chair, Component Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May 22
  11. 2003: “Recent Developments in Gay and Lesbian Mental Health: A Global Perspective,” Co-Chair, Scientific Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May 20
  12. 2003: “Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Questions for DSM-V,” Co-Chair, Scientific Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May 19
  13. 2002: “It’s Not Gay Enough: Interpreting Antigay Bias in the 21st Century,” Chair, Component Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA, May 23
  14. 2001: “Psychiatric Views on Talking about Homosexuality to Kids,” Chair, Component Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA, May 7
  15. 1995: “Perspectives on Relations between Lesbians and Gay Men,” Co-Chair, Component Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Miami FL, May 23
  16. 1994: “What’s So Scary about Homosexuality?”, Chair, Panel Presentation, 12th Annual Symposium, American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, New York, NY, September 3
  17. 1994: “What’s So Scary about Homosexuality?”, Chair, Component Workshop Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA, May
  18. 1993: “Our Patients, Ourselves,” Chair, Component Workshop Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May
  19. 1992: “Resident Survival Strategies for the 1990s,” Chair, Component Workshop Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC, May
  20. 1991: “Clinical Work with Lesbian and Gay Patients,” Chair, Component Workshop Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA, May

National—Seminar

  1. 2014: “Controversies and Techniques in Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Invited Teacher, Pre-Conference Continuing Education Master Class, Annual Meeting of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY, April 23
  2. 2006: “The Psychology of the Closet,” Discussion Group Leader, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, ON, CA, May 22
  3. 2006: “History of Sexual Conversion Therapies,” AGLP Expert Training Program on Critiquing Sexual Conversion Therapies, Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, Toronto, ON, CA, May 21
  4. 2005: “Ethical Issues in Sexual Conversion (‘Reparative’) Therapies,” Panel Member, “Special Populations,” American Psychiatric Association Ethics Committee Training Program, Washington DC, November 10
  5. 2000: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” Invited Lecturer, American Psychiatric Association 52nd Institute on Psychiatric Services, Philadelphia, PA, October 28

International—Invited Keynote/Plenary Speaker

  1. 2021: “Controversies in Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Invited Speaker, l’Osservatorio Nazionale sull’Identità di Genere (ONIG), Rome, Italy, September 24, 2021 (via Zoom, delivered in Italian)
  2. 2021: “Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: From the PreOedipal to the Postmodern,” Invited Speaker, Shenzhen Alumni Organization (Graduate Society of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance—CAPA), Shenzhen, China, June 18 (via Zoom)
  3. 2021: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” Invited Speaker, Shenzhen Alumni Organization (Graduate Society of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance—CAPA), Shenzhen, China, April 23 (via Zoom)
  4. 2020: “A Bisexual Man’s Search for Identity,” Invited Speaker, Shenzhen Alumni Organization (Graduate Society of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance—CAPA), Shenzhen, China, September 25 (via Zoom)
  5. 2018: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on Gender Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and DSM-5,” Plenary Speaker, “Transgender Matters: International Conference on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations,” Naples, Italy, October 20 (delivered in Italian)
  6. 2018: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on Gender Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and DSM-5,” Invited Speaker, Istituto Italiano di Sessuologia Integrata, Florence, Italy, October 14 (delivered in Italian)
  7. 2018: “Controversies in Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents,” Invited Speaker, Istituto Italiano di Sessuologia Integrata, Florence, Italy, October 14 (delivered in Italian)
  8. 2018: “Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients,” Invited Speaker, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 19
  9. 2018: “Queer Diagnoses: “An Update on Gender Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and DSM-5,” Invited Speaker, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 17
  10. 2018: “Queer Diagnoses: “An Update on Gender Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and DSM-5,” Invited Speaker, Psychology Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PCURS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 16
  11. 2017: “A History of the American Psychiatric Association’s Organizational Responses to Homosexuality and Gender Variance,” Invited Keynote, International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, New York, NY, October 28
  12. 2016: “Homosexuality & Psychoanalysis: From PreOedipal to Postmodern,” Plenary speaker, Conference on “Sexualidade(s) Oblíqua(s)” [Oblique Sexualities], sponsored by Associação Portuguesa Psicoterapia Psicanalítica, Lisbon, Portugal, November 25
  13. 2016: “History, Science and Politics of Homosexuality,” Plenary speaker, conference on “Science and Theology in Human Sexuality,” Co-Sponsored by St. John’s College, Durham University and Royal College of Psychiatrists, Durham, UK, September 19
  14. 2014: “L’identità di genere nel DSM-5 e nel ICD-11, con particolare riferimento alle controversie relative ai minori con varianza di genere” (Gender Identity in DSM-5 And ICD-11 with Particular Reference to the Controversies Surrounding Gender Variant Minors), Plenary, Conference on “Minori con varianza di genere: buone prassi e dilemma” (Gender Variant Minors: Best Practices and Dilemmas), Jointly Sponsored by Avvocatura per i Diritti LGBTI—Rete Lenford, SInAPSi—Centro di Ateneo Federico II, and ONIG—Osservatorio Nazionale sull’Identità di Genere, Napoli, Italy, October 17 (delivered in Italian)
  15. 2012: “Queer Diagnoses: An Update on the Gender Identity Diagnoses of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5,” Keynote, “Therapolitics”: Mutual Influence of the Therapeutic Process and Social Processes within the LGBT Community, Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, October 16
  16. 2011: “Queer Diagnoses: Homosexuality, Gender Variance, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM),” Plenary, Conference on Les catégories psychiatriques et leurs effets: Enjeux de la révision du DSM-5 et de la CIM-11 (Psychiatric Diagnoses and their Effects: Issues around the Revision of DSM-5 and ICD-11), Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, March 18
  17. 2011: “Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: From the Preoedipal to the Postmodern,” Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 21
  18. 2011: “Queer Diagnoses: Homosexuality, Gender Variance, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM),” Invited Speaker, Association des Médecins Gays (Gay Medical Association), Paris, France, March 13
  19. 2010: “Antihomosexual Attitudes: A Psychoanalytic Perspective,” Plenary, International Conference on “Homophobia: Attitudes, Prejudices and Intervention Strategies,” Napoli, Italy, October 18 (delivered in Italian)
  20. 2010: “Transgenderism and Psychiatric Diagnosis,” Keynote, Conference on Gender and Sexuality, SEXPO, Helsinki, Finland, March 12
  21. 2009: “Ethical Issues in Sexual Conversion Therapies,” Plenary, International Conference on Homosexuality and Psychotherapy Facoltà di Psicologia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome Italy, November 7 (delivered in Italian)
  22. 2003: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” Plenary, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), New York, NY, May 2
  23. 2000: “Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man,” Plenary, Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Organizzazione di Psicoanalisti Italiani—Federazione e Registro (OPIFER), Sestri Levante, Italy, June 24 (delivered in Italian)

International—Panel Speaker

  1. 2021: “ICD-11 Revisions Relevant to the Health and Mental Health of LGBTQ Populations,” Panel on “Beyond the Binary: LGBTQIA+ Mental Health and Policy,” Sponsored by the United Nations NGO Committee on Mental Health, June 10 (via Zoom)
  2. 2020: “L’omogenitorialità: Nei contesti culturali della religione, della politica e della scienza.” (“Gay Parenting in the cultural contexts of religion, politics and science.” Invited Speaker, Two-Day Conference on “Genitori come gli altri: Uno sguardo ampio sulla L’omogenitorialità” (“Parents like all the others: A broad look at gay parenting”), Co-sponsored by Spazio IRIS (Istituto di Ricerca e Intervento per la Salute) and Società Italiana di Psicoanalisi della Relazione, November 21 (via Zoom, delivered in Italian)
  3. 2019: “Queer Diagnoses: A History of Gender Diagnoses in the DSM and ICD,” Invited Speaker, Panel entitled “The Rocky Road to Removing Gender Dysphoria from DSM-5,” Coming Out New York: International Transgender Conference, New York, NY, November 1
  4. 2013: “Theorizing Homosexuality: What Does It All Mean?”, Invited Panel Member, Scientific Symposium on “Sexual Diversity, Genes and Environment,” Annual Meeting of the Netherlands Psychiatric Association, Maastricht, April 12
  5. 2013: “Can Sexual Orientation be Changed?”, Invited Panel Member, “Selling the Promise of Change: International Health and Policy Consequences of Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE),” Sponsored by The NGO Committee on Human Rights & The NGO Committee on HIV/AIDS, United Nations Church Center, New York, NY, January 31
  6. 2012: “Gay Mainstream and Alternative Styles: Variations on Therapeutic Approaches in Patients Who Wish to Examine Their Orientation,” Invited Panel Member, Discussion of sexual conversion therapies, Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, October 16
  7. 2012: “Shamed Bodies, Unsettled Genders,” Discussant, Panel Session, 10th Anniversary Conference: The Legacy of Stephen Mitchell
    International Association of Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York, NY, March 3
  8. 2011: “The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients,” Invited Panel Speaker, Panel on “Treatment of LGBT Patients,” Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 22
  9. 2009: “The Status of Sexual Conversion Therapies in the United States,” Invited Panel Speaker, Symposium on “Therapies that Claim to Change Sexual Orientation: Historical and Current Perspectives,” Annual Meeting of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Liverpool, UK, June 3
  10. 2007: “From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories,” Panel Member, “From Preoedipal to Postmodern: Gender & Sexuality,” International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Athens, Greece, July 6
  11. 2000: “Attending to Sexual Compulsivity in a Gay Man,” Panel Member, “Sex, Drugs and Homosexuality,” Congres International du Jubile, Fedération Française de Psychiatrie, Paris, France, June 28
  12. 2000: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Psychoanalytic Training Experience between 1973 and 1991,” Panel Member “The Value of Homosexuality in Psychoanalysis,” Eleventh International Forum of Psychoanalysis, Brooklyn, NY, May 6

International—Invited Discussant

  1. 2011: “Should We Extend or Restrict the Concept of Addiction?”, Invited Discussant, Conference on Les catégories psychiatriques et leurs effets: Enjeux de la révision du DSM-5 et de la CIM-11 (Psychiatric diagnoses and their effects: Issues around the Revision of DSM-5 and ICD-11)”, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, March 18
  2. 2002: “Discussion of Two Clinical Presentations,” Conference on “Sexuality: Yours, Mine and Ours,” International Association of Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists, New York, NY, November 22
  3. 1999: “Discussion of ‘Negative Affects in Borderline Patients,” USA and Italy: Reciprocal Influences in Psychoanalysis: In the Footsteps of Silvano Arieti, Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Organizzazione di Psicoanalisti Italiani–Federazione e Registro (OPIFER), Venice, Italy, November 3

International—Seminar

  1. 2017: “PDM-2 and Non-pathological Experiences That May Require Clinical Attention,” Case Presenter, “The PDSM-2 Conference,” New York, NY, June 3.
  2. 2013: “Psychotherapy with LGBT Patients,” Invited Workshop Presenter, Annual Meeting of the Netherlands Psychiatric Association, Maastricht, April 12
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