Transgender Group Therapy: Process and Issues with Male to Female Clients
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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
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Transgender; Assessment; Program evaluation; Therapy; Transsexual; Mental Health; Group Therapy
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.
Mathewson, Kimberly, "Transgender Group Therapy: Process and Issues with Male to Female Clients" (2013). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 93.