University of Michigan Medical School alumnus and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, Dr. Jack Drescher, will speak virtually at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute this April.
The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute provides training and education to mental health providers and is based in both Farmington Hills and Ann Arbor.
The first event, “Can the Psychoanalysis of the Future Bring Anything to Sex and Gender Studies?” will be held Monday, April 5, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. The second, “A Bisexual Man’s Search for Identity: An Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Perspective” is scheduled for April 10, 2021, at 2 p.m., and is hosted by the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society.
Dr. Drescher has long criticized conversion therapy and recently served on the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 Workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity. Notably, the DSM-5, or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, included a change in the diagnosis of gender identity disorder to that of gender dysphoria. This change was generally well-received by the LGBTQ+ community in providing a more supportive framework for transgender individuals.
The event is free and open to interested individuals. Professionals seeking CME/CE credits will be charged $15. For registration information, please contact Dr. Susan Flinders at (810) 444-3274. Donations are encouraged.