This session provides: (1) an overview of gender dysphoria and gender transition; (2) strategies on affirmative clinical evaluation of gender dysphoria; and (3) affirmative clinical assessment and recommendations for clients pursuing social and medical transition. Examples of clinical management and a letter of recommendation for gender transition are provided. Practical considerations for affirmative practice, including ethics and cultural diversity, are discussed.
Identify DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria
Describe social and medical gender transition including its criteria and assessment
Discuss practical strategies that professional counselors can affirmatively assess and recommend candidates for social and medical gender transition