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PSYCHOTHERAPY CENTER FOR GENDER & SEXUALITY

(PCGS)

PCGS (formerly known as GLAP) provides affirmative psychotherapy treatment services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals. Our therapists and intake staff are sensitive to the various issues that permeate our community due to the historical social stigmas that often complicate life.

PCGS’s Clinical Certificate Program

Founded in 1993, PCGS’s (formerly GLAP) LGBTQ Clinical Certificate Program was the first psychodynamic training program of its kind. With the launch of our new training program (expected for spring 2024), we plan to provide therapists a new training experience while still providing the high caliber of training that you have come to expect from PCGS.

2023-2024 Workshops & Seminars

All LGBTQ training modules and workshops are open to clinicians seeking to expand their practical knowledge of working with this specialized population. Workshops, seminars, and professional development offerings will include but are not limited to the following:

  • LGBTQ Experience; Then and Now
  • Transference/countertransference with LGBTQ Patients
  • In Depth Clinical Work with Transgender Patients
  • Essential Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop
  • Suicidality Workshop

PCGS Publication List

All LGBTQ training modules and workshops are open to clinicians seeking to expand their practical knowledge of working with this specialized population.
Special Issue: TransFormations: Selections from the 2019 Biannual Conference of the Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality (A Division of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy)
Studies in Gender and Sexuality; Vol 23 (2) April-June 2022.

Sex, Sexuality, and Trans Identities: Clinical Guidance for Psychotherapists and Counselors (2019)
Foreword by Kate Bornstein, Barbara Carralles
Editors: Gary J Jacobson, Jan C. Niemira, Karalyn J Violeta
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Scholarships and Financial Aid

If you would like to inquire about financial assistance, please speak to the program manager during the application process.

Program Structure and Curriculum

PCGS is currently developing a new and exciting clinical training program. Details will be announced Spring 2024.

Application Process

For more information about our program, the application process, or scholarships/financial aid: Contact our Program Manager at pcgs@icpnyc.org

Faculty, Supervision & Committee Members

Division Directors:
Bob Najjar, LCSW
Eddie Pabon, LCSW

Division Founder:
Joanne Spina, LCSW, BCD

Program Manager:
Tobin Berliner, MPH

Executive Committee Members:
Raji Edayathumangalam, MSc, PhD, LCSW
Raashida Edwards, DSW, LCSW
Gary Jacobson, LCSW
Vaughn McLaughlin, LCSW
Jan C. Niemira, LCSW
Simon J. Langer, LCSW
Allana Stark, JD, LCSW

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