Working with Transgender Young People and their Families: A Critical Developmental Approach, 1st Edition

  • Damien W. Riggs
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 3030142310
  • ISBN-13: 9783030142315
  • DDC: 155.33
  • 149 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released February 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This title advocates a critical developmental approach aimed at countering the cisgenderism that can be perceived in previous developmental literature on gender. It clears a path to understanding gender development for transgender young people by providing a detailed account that spans early childhood through to late adolescence. In doing so, it demonstrates how clinicians can work more effectively with parents and other family members in order to affirm transgender young people. By outlining a GENDER mnemonic created by the author, the book provides worked through examples of case materials that highlight the benefits of a critical developmental approach. Offering unique insights and practical guidance, it provides a cutting-edge resource for clinicians and researchers, as well as for families and other professionals seeking to understand and work affirmingly with transgender young people. The book offers a unique focus on key issues clinicians are likely to see in practice; investigates the often neglected role of siblings and extended family members of transgender young people; and unpacks the norms and assumptions inherent to research in gender studies.