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LGBTQ STUDY GROUP with Jack Drescher, MD

Date: 12 2022 20:30


The LGBTQ STUDY GROUP of the William Alanson White Institute invites you to a conversation with: 



Jack Drescher, MD


Evolving Controversies in Treating Gender Dysphoric Youth

Wed. October 12, 2022
8:30 - 10:00 pm (EST)






Description: The treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria (DSM-5-TR) or Gender Incongruence (ICD-11) has evoked both clinical and cultural controversies. This presentation reviews both clinical and social controversies surrounding diagnosing and treating minors with GD/GI. Recent political, legislative and judicial events surrounding the treatment of transgender minors are discussed.


Bio: Jack Drescher, MD is Past President of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Past President of APA’s New York County Psychiatric Society. He served on APA’s DSM-5 Workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders and serves on the World Health Organization’s Working Group on Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health addressing sex and gender diagnoses in WHO's forthcoming (2018) revisions of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Faculty Member, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Professor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and Training and Supervising Analyst at William Alanson White Institute. He is board certified in psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and certified as a Fellow in Adult Psychoanalysis by American Board of Psychoanalysis. He is Emeritus Editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health and serves on editorial boards of seven academic journals. His publications have been translated into Italian, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Finnish, and German.



For inquiries regarding the LGBTQ Study Group please contact
Esin Egit, PhD (Chair): e.egit@wawhite.org