Jack Drescher, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City.
Dr. Drescher is a leader in his field. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a 2005 candidate for President-Elect of the APA, a past Chair of APA's Committee on GLB Issues and a Past President of APA's New York County Branch. He is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, a Trustee of the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education and a Past Trustee of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. He is a member of numerous distinguished psychiatric, medical and scientific organizations, including The American College of Psychiatrists and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Drescher is a teacher and educator. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute in New York, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry on the faculty of SUNYâ€”Downstate in Brooklyn and an Associate Attending Psychiatrist at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York.
Dr. Drescher is an independent scholar. He is Author of Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man (The Analytic Press) and has edited a score of 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, including the chapter on "Homosexuality, Gay and Lesbian Identities, and Homosexual Behavior" in the influential Kaplan and Sadock Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (8th edition, 2005).
Dr. Drescher is an expert spokesperson on issues related to gender and sexuality. He has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, CNN's Paula Zahn Now, Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, PBS's In The Life, NPR's On Point and the Mitch Albom Show. His views have been quoted in Time Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others.