Public Speaker

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

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 theDiagnostic 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: “Dr. 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 theDiagnostic 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 Societies’ 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—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 theDiagnostic 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 theDiagnostic 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

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.
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