Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice and a faculty member of the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City.
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Youth: Straight, LBGT or ‘other’?
04 April, 2013
I was quoted again on CNN online about LGBT youth. It’s a good and short piece about how young people identify in terms of gender and sexuality.
You can view the article here.
Are you ‘normal’ in bed?
28 February, 2013
I was quoted in Ian Kerner’s health column on CNN. Do men want playful and connected sex? Check it out here.
Gender and The Family: A Collection of Research
12 February, 2013
Jean’s article “Between Pink and Blue: A Multi-Dimensional Family Approach to Gender Nonconforming Children and their Families” is featured in Wiley Publication’s online collection of research in key family studies journals listing!
Short Conversations on Gender Variance
11 December, 2012
Fifty Shades of Purple: Contemporary Approaches to Gender and Sexuality with LGBT and Straight Kids, Couples and Families
07 December, 2012
Join us for a training day in Boston.
Masculinity and femininity are getting deconstructed and recreated outside of the traditional gender binary. As sexualities are declared more openly, new relationships, gay, bisexual, fluid or mixed, get formed by our clients, by our friends, by our family members, and by ourselves. This workshop offers to expand your vision of gender and sexuality and welcome new families in your office and your organization!
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Why Parents of Transgender Children are Faced with a difficult decision
27 August, 2012
I was pleased to be asked to participate in the following article that appeared in the May 27th issues of New York Magazine. You can access it here
What’s so bad about a boy who wants to wear a dress?
11 August, 2012
I was delighted to participate in this article that appeared in the August 8th edition of the New York Times Magazine. You can check it out here.
Professional Help: 5 Tips for Those Raising Transgender Children
20 January, 2012
Parenting is tricky enough, but what if your six-year-old son asks you if he could dress up as Tinkerbell in the school play? Or if your daughter wonders if she could grow up to be a man?
I offered advice for Hans Villarica’s article for The Atlantic to parents raising children that do not conform to gender norms.
See the article here
Raising Children Across the Gender Spectrum
07 August, 2011
The Gender and Family Projects is delighted to offer two support groups: Support group for parents of gender nonconforming and transgender youth up to 21 year-old. Play group for gender nonconforming and transgender youth up to 13 year-old. WHEN: Once a month, Friday 5-7pm. WHERE: Ackerman Insititute, 149 East 78 Street, NYC 10075. FEE: Sliding scale INTAKE: Call Jean Malpas, program director at 917.270.5119.
Gender and Sexual Identity in Rio, Brazil
13 May, 2011
Upcoming 2-day workshop on May 13 and 14, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For registrations
One million Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals marched in Rio with their partners, friends and family in November 2010. This event, celebrating difference and denouncing oppression, shows how contemporary Brazilian families strive to live outside of the old models of gender and sexuality. Masculinity and femininity are getting deconstructed and recreated outside of the traditional gender binary. Sexualities are declared more openly, new relationships, gay, bisexual, fluid or mix, get formed by our clients, by our friends, by our family members, and by ourselves. This international workshop offers to expand your vision of gender and sexuality and welcome a million new families in your office and your organization!
During two days, Jean Malpas will share his broad professional experience of working in couple and family therapy with gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender clients of different ages and cultures. Beyond a normative approach, the therapeutic context can support couples and families to respect and embrace sexual identities under a non-homophobic perspective, contributing for the development of healthy and mutually supportive relationships and communities.
“Gender Fluidity” at the Networker!
24 March, 2011
Join us to explore new ways to embrace your and your clients’ gender and sexual fluidity at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. Washington, DC, March 2011.
Listen to the “Gender Fluidity” Workshop
03 May, 2010
I presented my work with gender-variant and transgender children and adults at the Psychotherapy Networker in March 2010.
Check out the recording of the session here
Crystal Meth in the LGBT Communities
03 May, 2010
Check out the new National Meth Center Stories:
Monthly Parents Support Group
17 October, 2009
Are you concerned about your child’s gender behaviors?
Are you looking for a safe space to share your feelings and learn from other parents in your situation?
This professionally facilitated support group will provide you with a platform to air your experience, explore your dilemmas and hear the solutions and successes that other parents have found with their families. While emphasizing your agenda, the group will focus on fostering positive parent-child relationships in an atmosphere that nurtures your child’s development. Issues of disclosure to family members and friends, advocacy in schools, faith communities and other institutions where the family belongs will be addressed.
When: The group will meet monthly on the second Friday of the month from 2-4pm. Start date: November 13th, 2009.
Location: 1133 Broadway – Corner of 26th Street - Suite 521 - New York, NY 10010
Facilitators: Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT & Elijah Nealy, M. Div, LCSW
For more information, contact Jean Malpas: 917.270.5119
Crystal Free Group
14 August, 2009
Have you been abusing Crystal Meth? Are you struggling to stay sober? Do you want professional support to strengthen your recovery?
Join “Crystal Free”: A Support Group for Gay Men in Recovery
Crystal Free is a professionally facilitated crystal meth relapse prevention group for gay men. It will start running this Fall on Fridays from 12:15pm to 1:30pm. This closed support group will be facilitated by Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT, a gay male psychotherapist and addiction specialist located in Chelsea. Fee: $65 per session.
Attendance requires: * Two intake sessions * On-going mental health treatment * The desire to quit using crystal meth
In the Crystal Free group, you will explore how to: * Recognize your triggers and signs for relapse * Manage your craving * Create and maintain sober connections * Get re-acquainted with sober sex * Understand why crystal had such a grip on you and your life * Tap into your inner resources
For information and registration, call Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT at 917.270.5119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!