October 24, 2017
"What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender Dysphoria"
with Joy Ladin, Ph.D.
How can therapists diagnose and treat gender dysphoria without pathologizing transgender identities? Drawing on my own experience of gender dysphoria, gender transition, and psychotherapy, this talk will address the complexities and contradictions of treating clients for gender dysphoria - which, for many clients, is a symptom of self-knowledge and growth rather than psychological disorder - and supporting transgender clients' efforts to create authentic selves and livable lives in a world that assumes that everyone is either male or female.
No CME/CE credits offered
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium