Sex, Sexuality, and Trans Identities: Clinical Guidance for Psychotherapists and Counselors

Sex, Sexuality, and Trans Identities: Clinical Guidance for Psychotherapists and Counselors

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Overview

A specialist book for mental health professionals, sex therapists and educators to develop and improve their clinical work with trans clients with regards to their sexual relationships and sexuality. It provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the subject, and relates to both clinical practice and theory.

Topics explored include the shifting of sexual orientation during or following gender transition; gender dysphoria and co-occurring autism spectrum disorder; negotiating issues of sexuality with partners during transition; eating disorders; and an exploration of the intersection of trans identities and disability. It uniquely touches on perspectives from the field of sex therapy, featuring chapter authors from disciplines including social work, marriage and family counseling, early childhood education, sex therapy, sex education, psychology, and women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785926174
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 09/19/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 882,901
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Gary J Jacobson, LCSW is a therapist in private practice, he has been an adjunct at New York University and is on faculty at ICP, as well as a supervisor to other psychotherapists and psychoanalysts and a field instructor to graduate students.

Jan C. Niemira, LCSW is a psychotherapist and maintains a private practice in New York City. He has written by invitation for Psychoanalytic Perspectives, the journal of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.

Karalyn Violeta, LCSW is a Brooklyn-based writer and psychotherapist in private practice. She has presented at conferences - such as ICP's Transgender Mental Health Symposium and the Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference - and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Kate Bornstein & Barbara Carralles, Symposium Plenary Presenters; Preface - Bob Najjar, LCSW & Joanne Spina, LCSW, Co-Directors, Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality; Preface - Ron Taffel, PhD, Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy; Introduction - Gary J. Jacobson, LCSW, Jan C. Niemira, LCSW, & Karalyn J. Violeta, LCSW; 1. The Evolution of Sexuality During Gender Transition - Kelly Wise, PhD, LCSW, CST & Dulcinea Pitagora, PhD, MA, MEd, CST; 2. Living in this Disembodied Body: Navigating the Treatment of Eating Disorders in the Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Community - Jessica Kosciewicz MS, RD; Asher Pandjiris, MA, LCSW; Andrew Zarate, RD; 3. Hormones and Handcuffs: The Intersection of Transgender Identities, BDSM, and Polyamory - Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW; 4. Two Middle-Aged, White, Jewish, Cisgender Lesbians Sitting Around Talking About Trans Sex - Jane Fleishman, PhD & Julie Mencher, MSW; 5. The Intersection of Gender Diversity and Asexuality: Psychotherapy with TGNC Individuals Who Identify as Ace - Katherine Rachlin, PhD; 6. The Pervert on your Couch: Psychoanalysis and Trans/Sexual Health - Tobias B.D. Wiggins; 7. Integration of Desire, Sexual Orientation, and Female Embodiment of a Transgender Woman Previously Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Report - Karalyn Violeta, LCSW & SJ Langer, LCSW; 8. Interviews with Partners of Transgender People: On Sex and Intimacy - D.M. Maynard, MA, MSSAS & Olivia Fischer, BKIN; 9. Sexual Identity and Behavior in Trans Intellectually Disabled People: What Do We Know? - Andrew Triska, LMSW; 10. Plenary Panel: Supporting Sexuality Across the Gender Spectrum - SJ Langer, LCSW, Ronica Mukerjee, DNP, FNP-BC, MsA, LAc, AAHIVS; Gail Knudsen, MD, Mister Cris

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