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Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative / YSPH-SBS: Do no harm: LGBTQ+ psychotherapy, policy, and politics

Over the last 30 years, Dr. Judith Glassgold’s professional work has focused on improving psychotherapy for LGBTQ+ populations through clinical work, teaching, training, writing, leadership in professional organizations, staff roles in the US Congress , and mental health advocacy. She will discuss integrating science and public policy in state efforts to ban the use of psychotherapy to change LGBTQ+ orientations and identities (aka “conversion therapy”). She will focus on how recent federal efforts, legal and political issues, including anti-LGBTQ+ movements present new challenges to psychological science.

About the Speaker

Dr. Judith Glassgold is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience with LGBTQ affirmative therapy and advocacy. She was chair of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation and lead author of the Task Force landmark report concluding that sexual orientation conversion efforts were ineffective.


  • Dr. Judith Glassgold





Lectures and Seminars
Apr 20244Thursday