Walter Bockting, PhD, LP

Psychology
Specialties
Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, more

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CUIMC/Neurological Institute of New York

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CUIMC/Herbert Pardes Building of the New York State Psychiatric Institute

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About Walter Bockting, PhD, LP


Walter Bockting, PhD, LP, is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Program for the Study of LGBT Health at the New York State Psychiatric Institute / Columbia Psychiatry and the Columbia University School of Nursing. His research interests include identity development across the lifespan, transgender health, and LGBTQ+ aging. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the New York Community Trust, and a number of other private foundations. He is currently the Principal Investigator of three large NIH-funded studies: Project AFFIRM, a longitudinal, multi-site study of transgender identity development across the lifespan; Convoy Q, examining the role of social networks in cognitive aging of LGBTQ+ adults and their cisgender, heterosexual counterparts; and a new investigation of the quality of life of trans and gender nonbinary individuals following gender-affirming surgery.


Bockting is an internationally known expert in gender-affirming healthcare as well as in the mental health and psychosocial adjustment of transgender, gender non-binary and gender-diverse children, adolescents, adults, and their families. He is the Editor of six volumes on gender and sexual health, and has published more than one-hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals. Bockting is a past president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, and a past president and Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. In 2010-11, Bockting served on the Institute of Medicine Committee of the National Academies whose work culminated in the IOM Report on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding. Bockting's work at CUIMC focuses on combining research, clinical practice, education and training, and innovative policy development to promote the health of LGBTQI+ individuals and their communities.


Specialties & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia
  • Gay/Lesbian Counseling
  • Gender Identity
  • Identity Disorders
  • LGBTQ Mental Health
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Sexual Behavior Disorder
  • Sexual Development
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunctions Counseling
  • Sexual Orientation Issues

Education

  • Medical School: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Medical School: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Fellowship: University Of Minnesota Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • 1988: Post-Doctoral Clinical/Research Fellow, Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 1996: Helping Professional of the Year, City of Lakes Crossgender Community
  • 2006: Fellow, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  • 2008: Best Documentary Short Film, FilmOut San Diego, for “Coming Out Trans” (Producer)
  • 2011: University Innovations, in appreciation of commitment to research and innovation at the University of Minnesota
  • 2015: Faculty Research Fellow, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
  • 2020: Distinguished Sexual and Gender Health Revolutionary, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School

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