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Jean Malpas

Founder and Director, Gender & Family Project , Ackerman Institute for the Family
Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT was trained by leading psychologists and family therapists in Belgium, France and the United States. After graduating from Brussels University with a master’s degree in clinical psychology and psychotherapy, he attended NYU’s Psychology Department on the prestigious Belgian American Educational Foundation Scholarship. He completed his post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

Jean is the Founder and Director of the Gender & Family Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, Director of International Training, and a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. He has presented nationally and internationally on topics of gender, sexuality, addiction, couple and family therapy. His work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, couples, and families has been published in numerous books and journals. Media appearances include the TEDx Talk “The Gift of Gender Authenticity,” National Geographic’s “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric,” and PBS Frontline: “Growing Up Trans.” Founded in 2010, the Gender & Family Project’s groundbreaking work has been recognized by the Stonewall Community Foundation 2016 Visionary Award and the American Family Therapy Academy Social Justice 2018 Award.