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2022 Annual Zoom Event, Panel 3
Psychosocial health care in the community

Coordinated by Matthew Malouf, Bonnie Scranton and Katrina Roen

Friday, 23 September 2022 at 6:00:00 pm UTC

Hosts time zone:

2pm, EDT / USA East Coast time

This year’s annual zoom event in September 2022 will take the form of three themed panels, spread across dates and time zones.

Register here by 19th September 2022:

Panel 1: Details

Panel 2: Details

Panel 3: Details below


Marissa Adams (she/her) is the Program Coordinator at interACT: Advocates of Intersex Youth, an organization dedicated to advocating for the human rights of children born with intersex traits. She also works with InterConnect (previously the AIS-DSD Support Group), the largest support group in North American for individuals with intersex traits and their families. Marissa has a bachelors degree in psychology from Towson University and is passionate about educating and spreading awareness about intersex and community needs. Marissa has a vision of trauma informed being incorporated into all aspects of healthcare

Elyse Pine, MD (she/her) is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist and Trans Youth Lead Physician of the Gender JOY (Journeys of Youth) Program at Chase Brexton Health Care in Maryland. She earned her BA in English and Natural Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland OH, and her MD at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her pediatrics residency training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in NY and moved to the Baltimore area for fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Pine has been working with gender diverse children and adolescents for over ten years. Dr. Pine has published research and clinical articles related to transgender care and lectures frequently.

Jack Simons Ph.D. (he/him) is an Associate Professor at Mercy College in New York. He earned his PhD from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 2015. Dr. Simons did internship training at Zablocki VA Hospital in Milwaukee and postdoctoral training at the Francis McClelland Institute at the University of Arizona in 2015 and 2016. He currently studies factors that influence sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals including identity; school and counseling experiences; resilience; and health. Dr. Simons is the director of Transgender Resilience Project, the first cross-national strengths-based study of transgender and gender diverse people across the lifespan. The Project allows community members, organizations, researchers, and allies to participate in the initiative by contributing to the decision-making process and educating others about SGM topics.

Bonnie Scranton M.S.W. (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Sex Educator who works in both private practice and on Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Interdisciplinary Team for Differences of Sex Development as a Family Support Clinician. The newest member of PSI-I, Bonnie has played an active role in both professional and advocacy communities centering the needs of intersex individuals, parents and families.

PSI-I Facilitators

Matthew Malouf Ph.D. (he/him) is a licensed Psychologist whose private practice focuses on LGBTQI affirming care and providing training and supervision around intersexuality. He is a member of PSI-I and WPATH’s Revision Committee and has previously served on SAMHSA’s National Workgroup for LGBTQI2-S Youth and Their Families, and on InterConnect’s Medical Advisory Board.

Katrina Roen Ph.D. (she/they) is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Waikato whose research focuses on well-being, youth identities, sexuality and gender. She has published extensively around intersex and psychosocial care and, a member of EuroPSI, Dr. Roen has led the organization’s growth and evolution into PSI-International.

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