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Transgender Families

As more people openly identify as transgender, there is a growing need for family therapists to understand the specific needs and stressors facing transgender individuals and their families. This entry examines the experience of transgender individuals, the relevance of the minority stress model for understanding the experience of transgender individuals, especially in the context of the family, and approaches to clinical work with transgender individuals and their families.

Defining Transgender

Transgender is often used as an umbrella term to represent people who are gender diverse, but in reality this term most accurately applies to individuals whose internal sense of self differs from the societally based expectations of their anatomical makeup. Transgender individuals may be considering, be in the process of, or have completed a body-based transition of ...

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