Publications

LGBT Psychotherapy in Flatiron NYC Mark O'Connell LCSW

Books
Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other 21st Century Weddings
; forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing

Scholarly Articles
O’Connell, M. (2014): “Review of A Kid Like Jake,” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 62: 363-371

O’Connell, M. (2012): “Don’t Act, Don’t Tell: Discrimination Based on Gender Nonconformity in the Entertainment Industry and the Clinical Setting”, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 16:3, 241-255

Popular Articles
Columns for Psychology Today
Articles for The Huffington Post
Articles for Truthdig

Pecs and Ass: The Age of Daniel Craig for OutDecember 4, 2012
Discussion with Ken Corbett on Gender, Bullying and More for The Huffington Post June 29, 2012
The Many Mothers of Cinderella Boy for dot 429 Magazine | June 17, 2013
Citation in Out Magazine | August, 2013

Selected Columns for Psychology Today:
Three Ways Marriage Is A Queer Choice| October 30, 2013
The Right To Bare Breasts | August 28, 2013
She’s So Trauma | June 5, 2013
Michael Douglas Liberates as Liberace
| May 29, 2013
American Psycho(analysis) | May 21, 2013
Equality Crept Into The Wedding | April 23, 2013
To Be, Or To Be “Well”: How Therapy Works | April 17, 2013
It Gets Better, For Whom? | March 5, 2013

Selected Articles for The Huffington Post:
Guns and Mental Health | February 1, 2013
We Need to Talk About Butt Sex | January 25, 2013
Jodie Foster: It’s Complicated | January 16, 2013
Calling All Hobbits of Color | December 21, 2012
The American Family Is Queer | November 20, 2012
Kathleen Turner’s Voice Could Save Your Life… | September 17, 2012
How to Be a Bridesman | June 26, 2012
Don’t Act, Don’t Tell | April 27, 2012
Bully Gets ‘Girl’ | April 6, 2012

Selected Articles for Truthdig:
The Same Second Class | August 7, 2012
‘Game Change’: Life Imitates TV Drama for Republican Women | March 16, 2012
Men in Drag: Armisen Charms, Sandler’s a Miss | March 6, 2012

Self-Help Articles for The Huffington Post:
Stop Trying to Relax | August 14, 2012
Love Bites: Couples Counseling Tips | February 11, 2013

Trim Your Christmas ‘Three’ | November 27, 2012

Presentations
“Don’t Act, Don’t Tell: Discrimination Based on Gender Nonconformity in the Entertainment Industry and the Clinical Setting ”, Western Psychological Association Annual Conference 2013, Reno, NV, Mark O’Connell, LCSW, MFA, Presentation: April 29, 2013

“Don’t Act, Don’t Tell: Discrimination Based on Gender Nonconformity in the Entertainment Industry and the Clinical Setting ”, Queer Yo Mind International Conference 2012, San Francisco State University, Mark O’Connell, LCSW, MFA, Presentation: October 26, 2012

“Queen Anne’s Lace: A Study in Elder Abuse”, Breaking Down Barriers Conference 2007: sponsored by JASA, NYC Department for the Aging (NYC DFTA), The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, NYC Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services, Fordham University, Institute for Retired Professionals at The New School, and The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Theatrical Play Written and Directed by Mark O’Connell, moderated by Commissioner of NYC DFTA: June 19, 2007