Dr. Jack Drescher is the foremost expert and scholar on GLBT therapy. He is a renowned scholar and author on issues of sexual orientation. In this video, Drescher answers questions regarding ‘reparative’ therapy.
Additionally, Drescher, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City.
He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and presently serves as a Consultant to APA’s Committee on Public Affairs. He is a past Chair (2000-2006) of APA’s Committee on GLB Issues and a Past President of APA’s New York County Branch.
Dr. Drescher is an independent scholar. He is Author of Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man (The Analytic Press) and has edited twenty books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy and Editor of the Bending Psychoanalysis Book Series (The Analytic Press). He has authored and co-authored numerous professional articles and book chapters, and is the senior author of “Homosexuality, Gay and Lesbian Identities, and Homosexual Behavior” in the 8th (2005) edition of Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry and the forthcoming 9th edition as well. He is also senior author of “Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients in the 5th edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s APPI Textbook of Psychiatry.
Dr. Drescher is an expert spokesperson on issues related to gender and sexuality. His appearances include ABC: Good Morning America, 20/20, and Nightline; PBS: In The Life; CTV: AM Canada; CNN: Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Paula Zahn; Fox: The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News; MSNBC: The Most; Court TV: Bloom and Politan: Open Court; NPR: On Point, Here and Now, To the Point. Dr. Drescher’s expert views have been sought and quoted by The Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, People, Esquire, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, and numerous local media outlets, including the New York Daily News, New York Newsday, The Village Voice, and The Washington (and New York) Blade.