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Professional Development Module 3 for CFS Faculty and Members

June 30, 2021 — 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Due to much enthusiasm and interest following the March 6th workshop with Avgi Saketopoulou, the Diversity Committee has scheduled a follow up meeting facilitated by Jack Drescher. This will be an opportunity to continue discussing and learning together, with a focus on medical and ethical issues involved in working with trans children and adolescents. All members are strongly encouraged to attend, especially CFS faculty and training and supervising analysts.

Jack Drescher, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Faculty Member at Columbia’s Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health. He is a Senior Psychoanalytic Consultant at Columbia’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute.  Dr. Drescher is Section Editor of the Gender Dysphoria Chapter in the DSM-5 Text Revision (DSM-5-TR) process (anticipated 2021 publication). He served on APA’s DSM-5 Workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders and served on the World Health Organization’s Working Group on the Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health that revised sex and gender diagnoses in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).  Dr. Drescher is Author of Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man (Routledge) and Emeritus Editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health.


Drescher, J. (2010). Queer diagnoses: Parallels and contrasts in the history of homosexuality, gender variance, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39:427–460.

Drescher, J. & Pula, J. (2014). Ethical issues raised by the treatment of gender variant prepubescent children. The Hastings Center Report, 44(Suppl 4):S17-22.

Drescher, J., Cohen-Kettenis, P.T. & Reed, G.M. (2016). Gender incongruence of childhood in the ICD-11: Controversies, proposal, and rationale. Lancet Psychiatry, 3(3):297-304.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

1) Discuss ways to teach students and supervisees about the ethical controversies surrounding the treatment of transgender minors.

2) Describe ways to ethically practice clinical, supervisory, and didactic work related to the treatment of transgender children and adolescents.

Program Fee:  $25

Continuing Education Credits:

NY Social Workers: The PTI-CFS is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0087

NY Psychoanalysts: The PTI-CFS is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0021. 

NY Licensed Psychologists: The PTI-CFS is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provide of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0017.

DC, MD and VA Psychologists: The CFS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The CFS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

DC, MD and VA Social Workers: The Social Work Boards of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia will grant continuing education credits to social workers attending a program offered by an APA authorized sponsor. 

CE credits will only be granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form.  No partial credit will be offered.  It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements.  Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 1.75 CE credits.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, and the Contemporary Freudian Society. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. The Contemporary Freudian Society is authorized by MedChi to grant CMEs for this program. 

Who Should Attend: 

This program is intended for CFS Members only.  Instructional level is advanced. 

Important Disclosure Information:

None of the planners and presenters of this program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


June 30, 2021
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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By Zoom


Connie Stroboulis


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