Integrating Body and Soul: Principles for a Catholic Approach to Gender Dysphoria
Presented by Susan Canty Selner-Wright, PhD & Andrew Sodergren, MTS, PsyD
Saturday, April 30th 3:45pm - 5:15pm: Lecture and Q&A
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This panel will explore the nature of the human person and the sexual difference as well as the clinical phenomenon of incongruence between bodily sex and psychological gender identity from theological, philosophical, scientific, and clinical perspectives. Selner-Wright will provide principles from the Catholic view of the human person, such as a soul-body unity, contrast this view with key points from the dominant secular view, and explore implications for the treatment of gender dysphoria. Sodergren will present scientific findings regarding sexual differentiation and gender incongruence and will discuss principles for treatment of gender dysphoria integrating principles from Selner-Wright’s presentation, clinical literature, research studies, and ethical and legal considerations.
Target Audience: Catholic clinicians
Course Content Level: Beginner
Dr. Andrew Sodergren is a Catholic psychologist and Director of Psychological Services for Ruah Woods, a Theology of the Body ministry in Cincinnati, OH. He earned his Masters and Doctorate in clinical psychology from Divine Mercy University’s Institute for the Psychological Sciences. He also holds a Masters degree in theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at CUA, where he annually teaches a course as an Adjunct Professor. He and his wife Ellie have been married 22 years and five children.
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