Lectures And Awards

Lisa Schuman LCSW is an accomplished speaker who is regularly called upon to deliver lectures, seminars and presentations to academics, medical professionals and policy makers on a wide range of topics relating to alternative parenting. Below is a list of her appearances, by topic. If you would like to invite Lisa to speak at your event, please schedule a call to discuss.

LGBTQ TOPICS

MEN HAVING BABIES

How to talk to your child about their origins,
How to create a Lifebook for your child (2021)

 

LEGACY

Fertility and Fertility Preservation for Trans Women (2021)

 

FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL

COVID-19 and stress: Strategies for Fertility Patients (2020)

 

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

2019 ASRM Accepted Oral Abstract: The Burden of Family Building as a Gay Male Couple: The majority of men seen at a large reproductive medicine practice desire a child with each of their genetics

 

LGBT NETWORK, SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS/PARENTS

Pathways to Parenthood with The Center for Family Building (2019)

 

JEFFERSON INFERTILITY COUNSELING CONFERENCE, PHILADELPHIA

What's New in LGBTQ Family Building (2019)

 

FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL, FAMILY WEEK

Developmental Milestones for Non-Genetically Related Children (2018)

 

THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER, NEW YORK

LGBTQ Family Building Presentations (2000, 2010, 2018, 2019)

 

TRIANGLE COMMUNITY CENTER, CONNECTICUT

Family Building in the LGBTQ Community Presentation (2015)

 

NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE, NEW YORK

LGBTQ Family Building Presentation (2015)

 

THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS COMMITTEE, NEW YORK

Gay and Lesbian Options in Adoption Presentation (2011)

 

GAY PARENTS TO BE

Active member and blog writer for reproductive medicine group developed to help LGBTQ individuals and couples become parents.

EGG FREEZING TOPICS

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

2014 Nurses Research Award: A 9-Year Analysis Of Trends In Ovarian Response To Stimulation In Elective Oocyte Cryopreservation And In Vitro Fertilization Patients

 
2014 ASRM Accepted Abstract: Women Pursuing Oocyte Cryopreservation For Non-Medical Purposes Are More Likely To Achieve >10 Oocytes If Their FSH Is <11, Regardless Of Age

 
2013 ASRM Symposium: New Developments In Egg Freezing: Psychological Perspectives

 
2013 Nurses Research Award: Women Pursuing Non-Medical Oocyte Cryopreservation Would Consider Non-Genetic Methods Of Family Building Such As Adoption Or Ovum Donation

 
2013 ASRM Accepted Abstract: Psychology Of Egg Freezing Patients: Would They Consider Single Motherhood If They Did Not Marry In Some Specified Time?

 
2011 ASRM Accepted Abstract: Trends In Age In Non-Medical Oocyte Cryopreservation

 
2009 Symposium: Controversial Topics Related To Medical And Non-Medical Oocyte Cryopreservation

 

PACIFIC COAST REPRODUCTIVE SOCIETY

2012 Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Non-Doctoral Research Award Women Undergoing Oocyte Cryopreservation For Non-Medical Purposes Openly Share Information About Their Treatment To Their Family And Friends

DONOR/FERTILITY/ADOPTION TOPICS

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: Psychological Implications (2021)

 

TUTUM GLOBAL

Loss and living childfree (2021)

 

SCHWARTZ, SLADKUS, REICH, GREENBERG AND ATLAS

Mental Health and Legal Considerations Attendant to Third Party Reproduction Arrangements Using Reproductive Technologies (2019)

 

WEBINAR

How to Choose a Donor (2019)

 

RESOLVE NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE

How to Choose a Donor (2018)

 

THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS COMMITTEE (ANNUAL MEETING 2000-PRESENT)

Ages And Stages: Developmental Issues In Adoption Presentation

Blended Families Presentation

How To Engage A Birthmother Presentation

Paths To Parenthood Presentation

 

PARENTING NON-GENETICALLY RELATED CHILDREN

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

The TIP TOP Program Roundtable Presentation (2017)

 

THE JCCA NYC

Paths To Parenthood Presentation (2010)

Blended Families Presentation (2012)

Forever Families Weekend Workshops (annual meeting 2010-2016)

Children’s group: Under 5

Children’s group: 5 to teen

Raising Children with Learning Differences

Blended Families

 

STEPHEN GAYNOR SCHOOL, NEW YORK

The impact of Adoption and Self-Esteem on Children with Learning Differences Presentation (2015)

Non-Genetic Parenting (2016)

Developing a Narrative For Your Adopted Child (2016)

 

EAGLE HILL SCHOOL

Learning Differences in Adopted Children (2017)

 

SCARSDALE HIGH SCHOOL

The impact of self-esteem in children with learning differences (2017)

 

THE NEW YORK ASSOCIATION FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

Accepted Abstract: The TIP TOP Program (2016)

FERTILITY TREATMENT

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY

The Psycho-Emotional Impact of Infertility in the Jewish World and Essential Mental Health Support Services (2019)

 

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

2018 ASRM Accepted Abstract: A lay led support group is more popular than a professionally led support group at a large reproductive medicine office

 

THE AMERICAN FERTILITY ASSOCIATION

Support Group Leader (1999-2001)
Workshops on a variety of fertility issues including Developmental Issues for Children In Third Party Reproduction (1999-2002)

 

RESOLVE

Support Group Leader (1998)

SINGLE PARENTS

Family Building for Single Women (with Jane Mattes, LCSW)

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (2014, 2015, 2016)

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York (2012)

WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS FOR INFERTILITY AND THIRD PARTY PARENTING

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York (2006-2014)

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (2014 to present)