Seeking Support: Transgender Client Experiences with Mental Health Services

  title={Seeking Support: Transgender Client Experiences with Mental Health Services},
  author={Kristen E. Benson},
  journal={Journal of Feminist Family Therapy},
  pages={17 - 40}
  • Kristen E. Benson
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Feminist Family Therapy
Mental health research and practice has traditionally maintained a view of transgender people through the narrow lens of gender identity disorder. Recently, broader understandings of gender have influenced affirmative therapy with transgender clients. The purpose of the present research is to critically review historical views of transgender clients and to highlight experiences of transgender clients in therapy. Feminist phenomenology informed in-depth interviews with seven people who self… 

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