Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. Part 1. The Genesis of Gender Variance. Glossary of Terms. 1. This Diverse Planet- Biodiversity vs. gender Bigotry. 2. Historical Misinterpretations, Power Shifts, & Gender Suppression. 3. An Exercise 1. How was your Gender Identity Shaped? 4. In Treatment 1. Excerpts from my Phenomenological Therapy Journal. 5. The Jorgenson Effect. 6. In Treatment 2. Excerpts from my Phenomenological Therapy Journal. 7. An Exercise 2. Personal Meaning. 8. The Aftershock of the Second Jorgenson Effect. Part 2. Towards a Gender Positive Model of Therapy. 9. Exercise 3. The Dressing Up Box. 10. Understanding Gender. 11. An Exercise 4. Personal Meaning Part 2. 12. In Treatment 3. Excerpts from my Phenomenological Therapy Journal. 13. Person Centred Theory and Gender Actualisation (Acknowledging our Beacon). 14. Beginning the process of Gender Identity Enquiry. 15. The Phenomenology of Transition. 16. Debunking Gender- Dare we be Ourselves. References.
Helps counselling professionals to reflect on their own gender identity for more effective work with gender variant clients
Madison-Amy Webb (MBACP) Accred is a practising psychotherapist and also trains other mental health professionals on how to support trans people. She lives in Peterborough, UK and is a WPATH Member.
An engaging read for all mental health practitioners. Madison
uniquely balances theoretical understandings of gender variance and
clinical case studies along with valuable insights into the
transition journey through her own personal reflection and
experience. -- Dr Michael Beattie, PsychD, CPsychol, Mad Beans
Drawn from the authors lived experience as a trans woman who then trained as counsellor, Webb generously offers insight into her own experience of gender variance and offers a personal and theoretical framework for understanding other trans women -- Dominic Davies, Founder & CEO, Pink Therapy
A Reflective Guide to Gender Identity Counselling is a thought-provoking read for anyone interested in the subject matter. If you read nothing else on this area, I would highly recommend you read this. -- Mike Findlay, Psychreg