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Transgender emergence : therapeutic guidelines for working with gender-variant people and their families

Author: Arlene Istar Lev
Publisher: New York : The Haworth Clinical Practice Press, ©2004.
Series: Haworth marriage and the family.
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Provides a clinical and theoretical overview of the issues facing transgendered/transsexual people and their families.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arlene Istar Lev
ISBN: 0789007088 9780789007087 078902117X 9780789021175
OCLC Number: 51342468
Description: xxix, 467 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The language of gender --
Gender dysphoria and etiological theories --
The families of transgendered people --
The need for training --
Part I: Theoretical understandings of transgenderism --
Chapter 1. The transsexual phenomenon meets the transexual [sic] menace --
Compassionate and controversial treatment of transsexuals --
The mental health professional as gatekeeper --
Clinical guidelines--therapeutic standards of care --
Chapter 2. The legacy: gender variance in history --
The historical legacy --
Medical science and gender variance --
Chapter 3. Deconstructing sex and gender: thinking outside the box --
Four components of identity --
Deconstructing the assumptions of sexual identity --
Part II: Diagnosis and assessment --
Chapter 4. Etiologies: causes and categories --
Etiological theories: nature and nurture--essentially constructed --
Categorical classifications: if the shoe doesn't fit--force it --
Chapter 5. Diagnosis and transgenderism: the creation of pathology --
The power of diagnosis --
Gender as pathological diagnosis --
Part III: Treatment issues --
Chapter 6. Learning to listen to gender narratives --
Mental health issues and transgenderism --
Clients seeking therapy --
Transgender narratives --
Therapist as midwife: the birth of story --
Chapter 7. Transgender emergence: a developmental process --
Coming out --
Transgender emergence --
Chapter 8. Family emergence --
Partners, spouses, and significant others --
Developmental stages for family members --
Families coping with transgenderism --
TransParents see --
Chapter 9. Transgendered children and youth --
Treatment, prevention, and parental rights --
Families with gender-variant children --
Gender variance and progressive treatments --
Transgender emergence--step-by-step maturation --
Chapter 10. The treatment of intersexed people: time for a new paradigm --
Assigning sex and the modern medical protocols --
Creating psychosocial emergency --
Standards of humane treatment for intersexed people.
Series Title: Haworth marriage and the family.
Responsibility: Arlene Istar Lev.
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