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Working with LGBTQ Parents and Their Children

Date: Mar 2, 2013 8:30 am

The William Alanson White Institute Parent Center in conjuction with the LGBT Psychotherapy Service, presents a conference for mental health professionals

The Kids Are All Right: Working with LGBTQ Parents and Their Children



8:30-9:00 AM Continental Breakfast


9:00-9:10 AM - Welcome: Jacqueline Ferraro D.M.H

Jacqueline Ferraro, D.M.H. is Faculty, supervisor and member of the Executive Committee of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program, William Alanson White Institute (WAWI); member of LGBT study group and Associate Director of the Parent Center, WAWI; faculty, supervisor and member of Executive Committee of Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service, WAWI.


9:10-11:00 AM


Jack Drescher, M.D. – Opening remarks and Panel Moderator: Are the Kids All Right? Avuncular Reflections on the Gayby Boom

Jack Drescher, M.D., is Training and Supervising Analyst, William A. White Institute, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, New York Medical College, and Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is President of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. An expert media spokesperson on issues related to gender and sexuality, he is author of Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man, Emeritus Editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, and has edited and co-edited more than a score of books including Gay and Lesbian Parenting and Uncoupling Convention: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Same Sex Couples and Families.




Terry Boggis - (Post) Modern Family: Looking Back a Generation at LGBTQ Family Development.

Terry Boggis is the Director of the Ford Foundation-funded Ettelbrick Project for LGBTQ Family Recognition at the Stonewall Community Foundation in New York City. In 1988, Terry, her partner and their newborn son were one of the founding first families of Center Kids. She became the director in 1994, a role she held until 2011. Terry has published and contributed to articles on LGBT family issues in numerous publications.


Carol Buel, Esq. - LGBTQ Family Law: Stories from the Trenches.

Carol L. Buell, Esq. a partner in the law firm of Weiss, Buell & Bell, is a founding member of the LGBTQ Collaborative Professionals of New York City. She specializes in family law for LGBTQ families, and utilizes her mediation and collaborative training to create agreements for families in formation, such as agreements with known egg or sperm donors, co-parents and multiple parents, and dissolution or custody agreements, for divorcing families or families dissolving their relationships. She is honored to serve on the National Center for Lesbian Rights' National Family Law Advisory Council.


11:00-11:30 AM - Refreshment Break


11:30-1:30 PM - AFTERNOON PANEL:


Moderator: Jacqueline Ferraro, D.M.H.




Deborah Glazer, Ph.D.- On Becoming a Parent: LGBTQ transitions to parenthood.

Deborah Glazer, Ph.D. is co-editor of Gay & Lesbian Parenting (Haworth Press, 2001). She is faculty, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program at William Alanson White Institute and is a supervisor and faculty member at Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. Dr. Glazer is a psychologist/psychoanalyst in private practice in the Chelsea section of NYC.


David Pauley, L.C.S.W. – Gender Panic and Relational Scaffolding in the Therapy of a Latency-Aged Boy.

David Pauley, L.C.S.W. is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He has worked extensively with LBGT families and their children, and has published articles on child therapy, group work and narcissism. Mr. Pauley recently joined the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, and has taught for more than a dozen years at New York University.


Ken Corbett, Ph.D. – Case Discussant

Ken Corbett, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Psychology, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is the author of Boyhoods: Rethinking Masculinities



$60 per person in advance
$70 at the door
$45 students/candidates
Register Online now to reserve a space!


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