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Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

by Anneliese Singh and lore dickey American Psychological Association
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Hbk 344 pages
AU$159.00 NZ$164.35
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Less than 30% of psychologists report familiarity with transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) clients' needs. The clients, in turn, report a lack of support in their gender journeys. There is clearly a large gap in knowledge, skill, and competence in this area of practice.

This clinical guide aims to fill that gap by providing mental health practitioners with an affirmative approach that emphasizes a collaborative partnership guided by client-driven goals. An expert panel of contributors teaches readers strategies for working with a diverse array of TGNC clients, including adolescents, older adults, parents, and people of color. Client factors, including sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, and traumatic experiences, are also given special attention.

Readers will learn how to address the impact of the injustices TGNC people face in everyday life, work with clients' strengths to enhance their resilience and coping skills, and advocate for their rights to obtain mental and physical health services.

Readers will also learn how to negotiate complex issues, such as interdisciplinary care, ethical and legal obligations, and gender-affirming surgeries and medications.

The chapter authors draw from evidence-based theories and APA's "size=1 color="#005499">Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (PDF, 462KB)size=1>" to help readers meet the latest standards of care.




Anneliese A. Singh and lore m. dickey


Anneliese A. Singh and lore m. dickey

    1. Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity Within the TGNC Community

    2.       Sand C. Chang, Anneliese A. Singh, and Kinton Rossman

    3. Affirmative Counseling With Trans/Gender-Variant People of Color

    4.       Anneliese A. Singh, Sel J. Hwahng, Sand C. Chang, and Bali White

    5. TGNC-Affirmative Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care

    6.       Kelly Ducheny, Michael L. Hendricks, and Colton L. Keo-Meier

    7. Ethical and Legal Concerns for Mental Health Professionals

    8.       Linda F. Campbell and Gabriel Arkles

    9. Affirmative Care of TGNC Children and Adolescents

    10.       Laura Edwards-Leeper

    11. Working With TGNC Primary Caregivers and Family Concerns Across the Lifespan

    12.       Sand C. Chang, Jessie R. Cohen, and Anneliese A. Singh

    13. Aging and TGNC Identities: Working With Older Adults

    14.       lore m. dickey and Kyle L. Bower

    15. Clinical Supervision With TGNC Clients in Health Service Psychology

    16.       Theodore R. Burnes, Stacie Fishell Rowan, and Parrish L. Paul

    17. Assessment and Treatment of Trauma With TGNC Clients: A Feminist Approach

    18.       Katherine Richmond, Theodore R. Burnes, Anneliese A. Singh, and Mel Ferrara

    19. Spirituality, Faith, and Religion: The TGNC Experience

    20.       Ruben A. Hopwood and Tarynn M. Witten

    21. Engaging in TGNC-Affirmative Research

    22.       Jae Sevelius, lore m. dickey, and Anneliese A. Singh

    23. Advocacy and Social Justice: The Next Generation of Counseling and Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Clients

    24.       lore m. dickey, Anneliese A. Singh, Sand C. Chang, and Mick Rehrig


About the Editors


Anneliese A. Singh, PhD, is an associate professor at The University of Georgia and cofounder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and Trans Resilience Project. Her research, practice, and advocacy have centered on the resilience of transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people, particularly TGNC people of color and youth.

She co-led the APA Task Force developing psychological practice guidelines with TGNC clients, and she helped develop the American Counseling Association Competencies for Counseling Transgender Clients.

Dr. Singh is a multiracial, South Asian, Sikh American. She identifies as gender fluid with cisgender privilege. She passionately works for and believes in justice for all sentient beings.

lore m. dickey, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Louisiana Tech University. His doctorate is in counseling psychology from the University of North Dakota, and his postdoctoral health policy fellowship was at the Morehouse School of Medicine in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute.

His research has focused on understanding the transgender experience including studies on sexual identity development and non-suicidal self-injury.

Dr. dickey served as a cochair for the APA Task Force charged with developing "Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People."

He identifies as a White trans man with a lesbian history.