Mental health professionals are invited to register for "Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients," a free webinar that will be presented by Jack Drescher, MD, on Tuesday, June 15.


This presentation will outline common clinical questions raised by LGBT patients — what is known and not known about the origins of homosexuality and transgender expression, sexual orientation conversion efforts (SOCE), therapist self-disclosure, how therapists should address LGBT patients, and controversies surrounding treatment of transgender children — as well as ethical issues raised in these clinical encounters.


Registration Details

The webinar will be presented virtually June 15 from 11:30 am to 1 pm Central Time. 


One-and-a-half (1.5) contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:

  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Addictions professionals
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Registered nurses

Register now.


Our Presenter

A psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City, Dr. Drescher is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), past president of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry and a past president of APA’s New York County Psychiatric Society. He is clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and a faculty member at Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is also an adjunct professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College and a clinical supervisor and adjunct professor at New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.


Dr. Drescher served on APA’s DSM-5 Workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. He served as a member of the World Health Organization’s Working Group on the Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health addressing sex and gender diagnoses in WHO's 2018 revisions of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). He also served on the Honorary Scientific Committee revising the 2nd edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2) 2017 release.