Book Talk: Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice: A New Model of Understanding Gender by S.J. Langer

This book deepens our understanding of the developmental trajectory of trans
and gender non-conforming individuals over their lifespan by offering new theories on gender drawn from on psychoanalysis, philosophy, neuroscience, consciousness
studies, trauma therapy, sex therapy, gender theory, disability studies and trans studies. The author will talk about his theories and clinical work with patients in our community in psychotherapy.

S.J. Langer is a writer and psychotherapist in private practice in NYC. He is faculty at School of Visual Arts in the MPS Art Therapy and Humanities & Sciences
departments. His article “Trans Bodies and the Failure of Mirrors” was the co-winner of the Symonds Prize from Studies in Gender and Sexuality. His first book is Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice: A New Model for Understanding Gender from
Jessica Kingsley Publishers.