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Committee on Sexualties and Gender Identities: Mission


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1). To conduct an assessment of the needs of Division 39 members regarding LGBT concerns and issues, including developing a means to provide all members interested in this topic with a voice in the affairs of the Division (e.g., networking, conducting a survey in the Division 39 newsletter, etc.).

2). To make contact with APA Division 44, The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues, and to explore areas of mutual interest including: joint programming; updating LGBT psychologists—who may have justifiably rejected psychoanalytic theory in the past—about revisions to psychoanalysis; inviting members of Division 44, as well as other like-minded APA divisions, to join with us.

3). To make recommendations to the Board of Division 39 regarding the role and the needs of LGBT members, to propose the name of such a committee, and to foster program development at Division meetings to be sponsored by the committee.

For more information, contact Dennis Debiak

Committee on Sexualties and Gender Identities: Activities
Spring 2004: Sexual Object Choices of Transgender People

Spring 2003: “Why talk about choice?”

Spring 2002: “On Bisexual Objects.”

Spring 2005: Transgender Explorations: "No Dumb Questions" a film by Melissa Regan


Committee on Sexualties and Gender Identities: Members
Committee Members:

Dennis Debiak, Psy.D.
Chair

Victor Bonfilio, Ph.D.

Randi Kaufman, Psy.D.

Scott Pytluk, Ph.D.
Liaison to Boards of Directors,
Division 39 and Division 44

Bethany Riddle, M.Ed.

John Rosario-Perez, Psy.D.

Sagiv Ashkenazi

Molly Grimes

Debra Roth, L.C.S.W.

Downloadable PDFs
Summaries of SGI Panels 2002-2004
2005 Discussion Group on Sexual Object Choices: Transgender Issues

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