Homosexuality, Kinky Sex, & the DSM

Program: Colloquium presentation

From what do we suffer? Is it from a disordered psyche, iatrogenic disorder, or violations of societal rules? This lecture will discuss the Sexual Disorders section of the new DSM-V, particularly the paraphilias, gender identity disorders, and their justification and validity for treatment. 

Where: Thompson 136

When: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 11:45am

 Charles Silverstein, Ph.D. 

Charles Silverstein, Ph.D. 

Who: Dr. Charles Silverstein is best known for his activism within the radical gay movement of the 1970s, his publications, and his founding gay-affirming psychotherapy services for the LGBT community. He was the psychologist who made the presentation for the deletion of homosexuality as a mental disorder from the American Psychiatric Association’s manual of disorders called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. He also led the attack upon any attempt to change the sexual orientation of gay people, and particularly the use of electrical aversion therapy.

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