Adult Transgender Care provides an overview of transgender health and offers a comprehensive approach to training mental health professionals in transgender care. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to transgender care, emphasizing the complementary contributions of psychiatry, psychology, and social work in providing transgender care within an integrated treatment team. Included in this text are overviews of how to conceptualize and provide treatment with complex and difficult clinical presentations and considerations for understanding how to address system-level challenges to treatment. Adult Transgender Care meets a unique need by providing detailed information, clinical interventions, case studies, and resources for mental health professionals on transgender care.
1. How to Begin: An Introduction to the Book Kauth & Shipherd 2. Scientific and Cultural Perspectives on the Gender Binary Johnson 3. The Intersectionality of Minority Identities and Health Blosnich 4. Providing a Welcoming Clinic Environment Cochran, Reed, and Gleason 5. Supporting the Transgender Individual in Deciding their Pathway Hopwood 6. Preparing Clients for Hormone Therapy Firek & Sawan-Garcia 7. The High-Risk Client: Comorbid Conditions that Affect Care Sloan & Safer 8. Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a Treatment Option for Complex Cases of Gender Dysphoria Sloan & Berke 9. Pursuing Gender Transitioning Surgeries Schechter & Schechter 10. Adjunctive Interventions: Supportive Services for Gender Role Transitions Boedecker 11. Identity and Support Letters Keo-Meier, Ducheny, & Hendricks 12. Finding Additonal Resources Keig & Green 13. Sexual Health Among Transgender People Sheffield & Keuroghlian 14. Implementing a Transgender Care Policy in a Natioanl Healthcare System Shipherd, Kauth, & Brown