His essays and professional papers have been published widely in journals and anthologies. He is the founding director of the Institute for Human Identity and Identity House in New York City. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Homosexuality. He is a member of American Psychological Association and was elevated to Fellow in 1987. He is also a Member of Division 44 of the APA (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues), the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), and the Committee on Ethical Practices of NYSPA.
Charles Silverstein's works include: For the Ferryman: A Personal History, The Initial Psychotherapy Interview: A Gay Man Seeks Treatment, A Family Matter: A Parents' Guide to Homosexuality, Man to Man: Gay Couples in America, Gays, Lesbians and Their Therapists: Studies in Psychotherapy, The Joy of Gay Sex, co-authored with Edmund White, The New Joy of Gay Sex, co-authored with Felice Picano
If you want to learn what gay men do in bed, The Joy of Gay Sex – Charles Silverstein & Felice Picano is the book. --Cat GrantFurther Readings:
For the Ferryman by Charles Silverstein
Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions (October 13, 2011)
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A memoir from the noted psychologist and co-author of The Joy of Gay Sex about the author's activism on gay issues in the medical and psychiatry professions and his personal relationship with a younger man and his partner's decline into addictions.
The Joy of Gay Sex, Revised & Expanded Third Edition by Charles Silverstein & Felice Picano
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 3 Rev Exp edition (May 4, 2004)
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For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex, love, and life.
Invaluable as a sex guide, a resource on building self-esteem, and a trusted aid for coming out of the closet, The Joy of Gay Sex covers the ins and outs of gay life alphabetically from "anus" to "wrestling." Noted psychologist Dr. Charles Silverstein has collaborated once again with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on this third edition, updating every single entry and adding nearly thirty new entries. The authors provide positive and responsible advice on safe sex in all its varieties; on emotional and relationship-oriented issues such as long-term couples, loneliness, and growing older; and on scores of diverse topics ranging from spirituality to online dating. With fifty new line drawings by acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips, this landmark reference is a necessary addition to every gay man's bookshelf.