Adult Transgender Care offers a comprehensive approach to training emerging and established mental health professionals in transgender care and creating a warm, welcoming clinical environment. This guide takes an interdisciplinary approach to transgender care, emphasizing the unique and complementary contributions of psychiatry, psychology, social work, and counseling in providing transgender care within an integrated treatment team. In particular, there are medical aspects of transgender treatment (e.g., hormones, surgical interventions) that mental health providers must understand in order to provide quality care. The guide also emphasizes the necessity educating support staff and attending to the clinic environment to create a welcoming experience for transgender clients. This book meets a unique need by providing detailed information, clinical interventions, case studies, and resources for mental health professionals on transgender care from an interdisciplinary perspective.
1. How to Begin 2. Scientific and Cultural Perspectives on Sex, Gender, Identity, and Transgenderism 3. The Intersectionality of Minority Identities and Health 4. A Welcoming Clinic Environment 5. Implementing a Transgender Care Policy in a National Healthcare System 6. Supporting the Transgender Individual in Deciding Their Pathway 7. Preparing Clients for Hormone Therapy 8. The Risk Patient: Comorbid Conditions that Affect Care 9. Adjunctive Interventions 10. Pursuing Gender Transitioning Surgeries 11. Identity Documents and Support Letters 12. Finding Additional Resources