Title

Transgender Group Therapy: Process and Issues with Male to Female Clients

Date of Award

7-16-2013

Document Type

Doctoral Capstone

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Shelly Smith-Acuna

First Committee Member

Fernand Lubuguin

Second Committee Member

Gina Carlson

Keywords

Transgender; Assessment; Program evaluation; Therapy; Transsexual; Mental Health; Group Therapy

Abstract

Transgender issues are garnering more attention within the mental health field. With the increased social awareness of transgender issues, the mental health field is recognizing the need for effective psychological services for this population. Transgender individuals face unique challenges related to gender non-conformity, the coming-out and transitioning processes, and in society at large, all of which can lead to a number mental health concerns. Group therapy is a promising treatment modality for transgender individuals. The purpose of this paper is to offer a rationale for the effectiveness of group therapy, and recommendations for best practices utilizing the current literature and my experience with facilitating a Male to Female transgender therapy group.

Comments

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

Extent

40 pages

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