Dr. Charles Silverstein, (B.A., Ph.D.)
Founding Director, Supervisor
Dr. Charles Silverstein is the recipient of the 2011 Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in The Practice of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation and the Distinguished Book Award from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association, 2009 Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology from the American Psychological Association, 2006 Distinguished Professional Contribution Award from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association, and the 2002 Outstanding Contribution by the Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists of New York. Dr. Silverstein is best known for his presentation before the American Psychiatric Association that led to the deletion of homosexuality as a mental disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. He is currently a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a member of the New York State Psychological Association, and a member of the Committee on Ethical Practice of the New York State Psychological Association. He was the founding director of New York City's Identity House, as well as the founding editor of the Journal of Homosexuality. As author of eight published books and many professional papers, he spends a good deal of time writing, particularly in the area of human sexuality. His most recent books are The Initial Psychotherapy Interview: A Gay Man Seeks Treatment and For the Ferryman. Dr. Charles Silverstein is also a licensed psychologist in private practice in New York City (www.drcsilverstein.com).