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Gender Variance

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Course Description

This presentation will look at the following topics:

  • Gender variance and diversity in children & adolescents
  • Brief definition of Identity and Gender Identity
  • The redundancy of the term Gender Identity Disorder (GID)
  • “Anastasia’s Five”: the biological determinants of sex
  • The social and psychological construction of gender identity
  • Children and adolescents as a special population: Erik Erikson’s Developmental Stages in relation to gender identity
  • DSM 5: Gender Dysphoria – Definition and diagnostic Criteria
  • History of diagnostic thinking in DSM
  • Limitations of diagnostic classification
  • Correct Terminology and a Glossary of Terms
  • Different Approaches To Gender Variance
  • Brief examples of approaches in different countries
  • The World Professional Association For Transgender Health – an affirmative perspective
  • The Utrecht Gender Dysphoria Scale
  • Intervention
  • Gender Dysphoria, Gender Non-Conformity
  • International Protocol
  • The Multi-Disciplinary Team and the Whole Person Perspective
  • Role of Members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Gender Re-Alignment/ Re-Assignment Surgery
  • Allied Therapies: – Speech Therapy, Cosmetic Therapy
  • Clinical Case Management
  • The great debate: Desistance VS Affirmation (and is this the correct debate?)
  • Case Studies
  • Legislation and Legal Issues
  • The Ethics of Treatment
  • What you can do
  • Referral, Support and Advocacy

Course Content

This course includes:

R406 incl VAT